Today we decided to talk about women watches, we must confess that would be easier and more comfortable to us to keep talking only about men watches, first because obviously, we are men and second because the watch industry is more turned to the male and that is simple to explain, the most part of watch community are men, but for last years the industry is changing and aware about the space the watches are conquering on the fashion industry, an industry where women continue leading compared to men, and because of that we have been watching the launch of new interesting pieces for women and the growing of women enthusiasts.
Unfortunately, the market has been flooded with many watches with a very questionable quality, and that is one of the problems of the traditional watch industry because those watch with doubt quality are conquering the younger consumers and we can realize why, isn’t about the prices, because are so many better watches from traditional watches brands similar to those ones and with much better quality at same or even lower prices. The big issue here is a communication brand problem, many of these traditional brands still miss to understand the true value of efficient brand communication and the power of social media and that is something these new fashion brands are dominating, maybe its time to back school and to learn from them.
Now, let’s talk about 5 nice watches for women, the criteria’s we have chosen are three, first, all watches should come from traditional brands, second, the chosen models should reach different types (Formal, sports, mechanical, digital…) and third the price should be an entry-level so under €500.
Our first choice is the most affordable one and is a consensual option, at least we believe so, is the Casio A158W or A159W, these Japanese watches are vintage models inspired in a retro look of 80’s, match perfectly with jewellery and is very stylish and extremely comfortable on the wrist, an excellent choice for dressing-up or dressing-down.
These watches have a quartz movement, a resin case chrome plated or gold tone (depending on the model chosen) measures 36,80 by 33,20mm, a thickness of 8,20mm and a weighs 44 grams, with a stainless-steel case back, a resin glass, a stainless-steel strap width 18mm and a LED light. Its battery has a lifelong approximability of 7 years. These watches have some complications, and they are equipped with 12/24-hour format, automatic calendar, daily alarm, stopwatch and split time.
The Casio A158W / A159W prices are available between €35 and €59.
Timex is our second choice, an historical American watch brand like Casio has many options available for all tastes at very affordable prices, but our choice is a specific one inspired on heritage Marlin model, is the Timex Marlin Hand-Wound TW2T18300ZV, this watch is a reissue of classic Marlin model of 60’s, is a very sophisticated option for businesswomen, the rose-gold tone case with a white dial and a white leather strap make all the rest. This model offers many other variants with different colours on the cases, dials and straps. The least positive point (and just for women) of this watch, is to oblige a daily crown winding, we believe that will let crazily the most part of women, but they always can let that job for their boyfriend or husband, we are sure if those guys are keen on mechanical stuff, it will make their pleasure.
This watch has a hand-wound mechanical movement, a stainless steel case rose gold-tone polished, measures of 34,00mm case and a thickness of 10,20mm, with a white dial with Arabic numbers (at position of 2-4-6-8-10-12 hours) an acrylic crystal and a white leather strap width 18mm.
The Timex Marlin Hand-Wound TW2T18300ZV is available from a price point of €199.
The third choice is a sport watch or to be more specific a dive watch, and which better choice than a legendary Seiko SKX, you probably won’t find such a great value for the money, we are talking about the specific model of Seiko SKX013, is a small version of its big brother SKX007 and can be seen on the wrist of men and women, it’s a very versatile sport watch and looks great, for more details about it read the other article that we wrote about Seiko SKX.
The Seiko SKX013 has self-wind mechanical movement, automatic caliber 7S26 ticks at 21600 vph, 21 jewels, a stainless steel case that alternates between polished and brushed parts, a case size of 37mm, lug to lug 43mm, a thickness of 13,00mm, lug width 20mm, a steel solid case back, hardlex glass, unidirectional bezel (with a total of 120 clicks), 200 meters of water resistance (ISO certificated), day-date complication at 3 o’clock, rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet (jubilee-type), power reserve of 40 hours and a lumibrite lume.
The Seiko SKX013 is available on the market from a price of €340.
Our fourth choice is the Junghans the largest Germany brand, very stylish, with minimalist design, connected with Bauhaus School of Design in Germany, these line of watches is the most iconic of Junghans, designed by the Swiss influencer artist Max Bill, the model choose has a quartz movement (Exist also other options with mechanical movement but more expensive.), the model name is Junghans Max Bill 047/4657.00, 047/4658.00 or 047/4659.00 these models are not more available on Junghans website but still available on the market and with an interesting price, so if you want to save some money and get an awesome Junghans Max Bill that is the perfect match, but if you prefer the recent model with similar design and don’t mind to pay a couple of hundred Euros more, you can also find easily those models on the website. These watches are the pure elegance, a perfect dress watch, unpretentious and extremely versatile.
The Junghans Max Bill 047/4657.00, 047/4658.00 or 047/4659.00 has ETA quartz movement, a stainless steel case polished, a case size of 32mm, a thickness of 7mm, lug width 17mm, a steel solid case back, acrylic crystal, a splash water resistance, leather white strap, luminous markers on the dial, and different dial colours: polished light yellow (047/4657.00), polished light rose (047/4658.00) and polished light blue (047/4659.00).
Those Junghans Max Bill are available from the price of €355.
Our fifth and last choice today as it couldn’t be missing on this list, is from a Swiss brand, the Hamilton, and we talk about the specific model Hamilton Valiant, it comes with curvy lugs, silver dial, roman numbers marked and is one more elegant option among the others we talked above.
The Hamilton Valiant has a caliber H10 and ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, a stainless steel case polished, a case size of 34mm, a thickness of 10,58mm, lug width 16mm, a steel solid case back, sapphire crystal, 50m or 5 bar water resistance, calf leather blue strap and a power reserve of 80 hours.
The Hamilton Valiant can be found on the market with a price of €500.