Is just not a time keeper

“Time is God’s way of keeping everything from happening at once”

It initially started with a trend of attaching chain to the watch and carrying in pocket. Henlein is also often credited with constructing the first pocketwatches, mostly because of a passage by Johann Cochläus in 1511.

The wristwatch was previously known as wristlet as it was tied to the wrist. Carrying a watch in the early 1900s was a symbol of status and being called real gentleman. But the whole thing changed during the World War I when soldiers thought it was quite impractical and they attached the watch to their wrist with a leather strap. And from then on the game begins.

Watches being considered as jewels or as a product of art, with such a high precise of engineering involved behind making it that one can’t stop comparing it to an artifact. Later came many varieties of watches in contrast to occasion of wearing it and prices. Like formal, casual, semi-formal, sports watch but the most debatable are fashion watch vs couture watches.  Most companies that produce watches specialize in one or some of these are as – Patek Philippe, Blancpain and Jaeger-LeCoultre specialize in simple and complicated mechanical dress watches; companies such as Omega SA, Ball Watch Company, TAG Heuer, Sinn, Breitling, Panerai and Rolex specialize in rugged, reliable mechanical watches for sport and aviation use. Companies such as Casio, Timex, and Seiko specialize in watches as affordable timepieces or multifunctional computers. Lacoste, Guess, Esprit and Swatch falls under the category of fashion or fast fashion watches. Other “fashion” watches followed are Fossil, Nina Ricci, DKNY, Burberry etc, because some of these watches were produced under license from luxury fashion houses, it so happened that, ever after, any watch bearing the name of a luxury fashion brand was dubbed as “fashion” watch. But we can put it like this that watches which cost below Rs. 50,000 can be called as fashion watch and anything above it as luxury watches.

Accessories being a modern trend and watches falling under this category, there are various styles showcased by designers to make one look glam.  Like the funky skeleton watches by BCBG MaxAzria, Stuhrling and Anne Klein swarovski crystal accented. The tank watch by Cartier, Philip Stein two tone chronograph tank and BCBG connoisseur royal white mother of pearl dial tank. Finally the ultra chic watches by Badgley Mischka, Dolce & Gabbana 800 stone encrusted bracelet silver white dial, Peugeot gold tone swarovski crystal and mother of pearl leather bangle, Badgley Mischka swarovski crystal accented gold tone blue stingray strap.

Watches are just not an accessory it’s functional too. So, with a new look in wardrobe it’s also important to be trendy with watches & accessories. 

Posted by : Amal Kiran Jana from Milan at 01:58PM