It was only fairly recently that I was converted to wearing a watch. They’d never been a large part of my outfit choices – they seemed a little grown up; like something someone wears when they have their shit together. I definitely do not have that. I’m far from it.
Yet, as I’ve become okay with the idea of not having my shit together; I’ve also warmed to the idea of a watch.
My first watch was purchased by my husband some Christmas’ ago. A rose gold Michael Kors; big and masculine in shape but dotted with a sparkling stone set that catches the light and really makes the watch a stand out timepiece. It was my first watch and probably my favourite for the sheer fact that my husband bought it for me – and I love most things he buys me.
Since then, I’ve had many a watch. They’re becoming like collectables to me. They’ve become like a further expression of my outfit and, therefore, my mood; whether I want a strong masculine look or something softer, I’ve begun to gather a watch for every occasion.
My latest watch is perfect for daily wear. A large bold face with a soft cream background laid with roman numerals and subtle blue hands and gold edging. The Daniel Wellington Dapper watch is actually designed for men, with a plain leather strap in a deep mahogany colour. But I’ve never been entirely certain why watches are gendered …
The piece comes with a battery already fitted and an added date option. The leather strap is strong but supple, wrapping easily around your wrist and is lined with a softer cream leather that feels great against your skin.
Thankfully, with Christmas just around the corner, the time for buying a new time piece is here and House of Watches have a vast selection to choose from as well as 10% of when you spend over £100.
What style would you choose?