We all know that watches make great gifts, but when was the last time you went watch shopping? Do you have any idea how many watches are out waiting to be purchased? Have you Googled watches? I have. I have Googled watches and found that if you want to take the time to shop for watches, you will have 109 million search hits to choose from! If you have that kind of time I wish you luck in your search, but I would not be a considerate fellow shopper if I didn’t warn you that the watch to time ratio is greatly askew- there are way more watches than there is time to sift through them! So, in the spirit of my soon-to-be New Year’s Resolution to do at least one good deed per day I’m going to help you wade through the sea of watches and show you a just a few that on are this season’s most wanted list!
This is Not Your Daddy’s Watch
Casio has introduced a new Baby-G watch that is backed by Celebrity Stylist, Julie Weiss, judge on last year’s “Styl’D” on MTV. Her feminine yet edgy signature style has graced such stars as Julianne Hough, Stacy Kiebler, Hilary Duff, Eva Longoria Parker and more. Additionally, pop sensation Ke$ha recently signed on as Baby-G brand ambassador and will even be designing two watches for the brand due out this summer! The Baby-G Vivid Metallic Series serves up five colors of metallic resin watches that are sure to brighten up the season. The watches are a blend of street, sport and glamour, and they’re available in eye-catching, pearlescent color pairs, like metallic black with pink, metallic lime green with turquoise, metallic hot pink with purple, metallic orange with black and metallic silver with purple. The collection combines fashion with supreme functionality with world time, daily alarms, stopwatch and countdown timer, shock resistance and 200 meter water resistance, and they’re made with comfortable resin bands and case with stainless steel accents. Whether you’re looking for something feminine with a touch of edginess, something laid back with a hint of glam, or something trendy and sporty, Baby-G has what you’re looking for!
Available at fine retailers or at www.baby-g.com, suggested retail price $79
This Could Be Your Daddy’s Watch
With impeccable timing for the holidays, CROW Watches is offering its unisex watches in six new colors that I promise you will have a hard time choosing from! They’ve got Lip Red, Truffle, Lavender, Olive, Turquoise, and Bisque- I can save you some time here, too, and just let you know that they are all awesome! My personal favorite is the Lush in Truffle. And in Bisque. And maybe in Turquoise! The watches are made from silicone rubber, allowing each to be lightweight, flexible and water-resistant, and in addition to the six new colors, the old stand-by favorites of black, pink, orange, green, and orange are still available, too. They feature a silicon skin-like strap, weigh a mere 2 ounces, and adjust to anyone’s wrist size with selectable 9-size straps that are secured with a ‘CROW’ etched clasp. There is a CROW for you and everyone on your shopping list- the challenge won’t be finding one you like; it will be choosing just one!
At crowwatches.com and other select retailers, $49.99