• Fashion Accessories,  Watch

    Accessorizing With Watches

    For some women, a standard leather or metal band watch is too masculine. Although such watches have long been unisex, those looking for something feminine go for a detailed watch face. Even though watch faces on these standard designs can’t separate from the bands, feminine details are added to the faces to give them more feminine character. Some options include colored watch faces, as well as those with a patterned or rhinestone edge. Pairing such a face with a basic leather or metal band gives a classic design a slight feminine touch that doesn’t appear ostentatious or gaudy.

    The other option for accessorizing with your watch is to wear a watch bracelet style. For women, these watches are designed like metal cuffs, bangles, or charm bracelets, and all have a face added. For the former two, one option for matching your watch to your outfit is to use a series of interchangeable bands or faces. A standard gold or silver face can be paired with a number of patterned bands made from metal, plastic, enamel, or beads that attach to the sides of the watch face. The opposite is to have a solid color band made from one of these materials with a series of decorative watch faces that slide on and off.

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    Watches That Are Worth the Investment

    Let’s say you’re a powerful businessman about to head into a meeting in an attempt to close the biggest deal of your career. Your suit might be Armani, but if you’re walking in there with a department store watch, you’re immediately downgrading your look. Walk in there with a Movado watch, and you’re immediately giving off a look of power and respect. Timeless and classic, Movado watches are the way to go when you want to give off an air of sophistication and respectability. A watch might seem like a silly detail to consider when you’re looking at putting together an outfit – after all, what’s important in a watch is the ability to tell the time, right? – but in actuality, a watch is way more than a timepiece. It’s a statement of self, and hence, you want to ensure that you’re making the right statement.

    Movado is known for their Museum watch, which was a design not actually conceived by the famed watchmaker, but adopted by them after they viewed the real thing at an exhibit way back in 1947. The original was designed by an American watchmaker named George Nathan Horwitt (Movado is a Swiss company), and was featured at the Museum of Modern Art as a chic, timeless watch with no numbers and a small dot at the 12:00, meant to symbolize the sun at high noon. Movado began producing a version of the Museum watch, unauthorized by Horwitt, as early as 1948, for which Horwitt sued and was paid $29,000 in 1975. After Horwitt’s death, the company began heavily promoting the Museum watch, to the point that Movado is now synonymous with the Museum design. These days, you’re hard pressed to find a Movado watch that doesn’t contain that signature dot at high noon – but many would be surprised to realize that the design wasn’t created by the company itself.

    Looking for a watch that truly stuns and makes a great first impression? A good investment piece can be found in Movado Men’s Museum Swiss Made Quartz Leather Strap Watch. A sophisticated, classic piece that is sure to stand the test of time, this gorgeous timepiece takes center stage with the company’s signature style. A round silver-tone stainless steel case houses a dependable Swiss Quartz movement, while a push and pull crown puts time right at your fingertips. Got somewhere to be? You’ll never be late with this watch on your side. A sleek black dial reeks of timeless class, and is perfect with a variety of outfits, whether you’re hitting a few balls on the golf green or striding into the biggest meeting of your career. With a round index marker at 12:00 and a buckle clasp secured black textured leather strap, this watch is a great investment – and at under $500, it’s a steal for a good looking watch.

    Ladies will love the Women’s Concerto Swiss Quartz Watch, a colorful and luxurious design from the folks at Movado. Whereas the men’s watches from Movado are a bit more subdued, imbuing a sense of quiet sophistication, the women’s watches are a bit sunnier, brighter, and more exciting. Such is certainly the case with this timepiece, with its bright gold-tone finish throughout. This is the sort of watch that sparkles in the sunshine, and even looks a bit like it’s made of sunshine itself! A classic and timeless design, this watch boasts a round polished and brushed stainless steel case and bracelet, all of which is coated in a gold-tone finish for chic sophistication. A black dial holds hour and minute hands, and the watch also features the signature Movado crystal accent at 12:00.