Watches are more than just for telling time, they are also a fashion statement we can wear every day. No doubt, many people are obsessed in collecting several timepieces in different styles.
Usually, men are keener about these thingamabobs than women. But as Nicole Kliest pointed out in her article, “Why Women Love Wearing Men’s Watches,” many girls are fascinated with wearing men’s watches, too! Truly, wearing a watch can dress up our look anywhere we go.
We’re rounded up cool and affordable watches you can collect this summer for a more casual look. Bonus: they’re definitely for all sexes.
Timex T49963 Expedition Scout Metal
Be always on the go with this simple watch from Timex (Php4,490).
Simple and stylish describes the Timex
Expedition Scout Metal watch. Its classic design makes it a good outdoor companion wherever you will go. Well-crafted with a genuine leather strap and durable metal case, it crosses the line between formal and casual. This is a good accessory for when you want to go on a long drive or while relaxing before the greeneries
with your loved ones.
Where to buy: Timex
Swatch Skin Watches
Swatch unveils their Skin collection perfect for any kind of adventure (Php5,500 to Php6,750).
Famous Swiss brand Swatch
released the latest Skin Collection, just in time for summer. The 11 new models boasts of easy-to-wear, lightweight and minimalist designs. Whether you want it black and white, in different perky colors, or in modern stainless steel, you surely would have a reliable buddy in your travel spree.
Where to buy: Swatch
The Daily: Watch Set for Men and Women by Tomato Time
Five-piece strap for you and your beau (Php1,400)
The Daily: Watch Sets for Men and Women from Tomato Time
come in five different straps which would be a welcome addition to your stash. Each strap is created to match your daily style, five days a week! Go formal with a leather strap on corporate Mondays and get that striped one for dress-down Fridays. These watches come with a case, helping you to de-clutter and give more space for more watch collections.
Be nature-friendly with this watches made from bamboo (Php1,900 to Php2,600).
Switching to a nature-friendly lifestyle? Be one with nature as you go through hiking, mountaineering, or walking by the beach this summer with this Kawayan Classic collection. Weighing around 30 grams, it is definitely a handy timepiece to bring in all your summer escapades.
Kawayan PH is a provider of eco-friendly watches which aims to give their customers a sustainable lifestyle through durable products.
Where to buy: Facebook: Kawayan (https://www.facebook.com/kawayan.ph/) and Instagram (@kawayanph); Orders can be made via SMS/Viber
Q & Q SmileSolar Watches
Solar-powered watches are a great investment this summer (Php1,850).
Q&Q SmileSolar Watches are another set of environment-friendly time tellers. The functionality of each solar timepiece does not depend on battery, but on solar energy. Upon initial charging, the watch will work for approximately three months. It only needs sun exposure to function again. Easy, right? But aside from having an eco-conscious timepiece, you also help children for every watch you buy. A portion of each sale is donated to Table for Two, a non-profit organization that brings school meals to children in Africa and Asia.
Where to Buy: Lazada
Kapten & Son Campus Summer and Campina Black Summer Watches
Attend your summer classes with Kapten and Son’s Campus (Php7,115) and Campina (Php6,759) Summer watches.
Brighten up your mood as you go to your summer classes by wearing a Kapten & Son timepiece. Available in black and white, this is perfect for scorching hot days with the white and green band that can add a soft finish to your sunny-day outfits.
Although they can fit men and women of any ages, these German-made watches are crafted for those who have a taste for contemporary designs. The straps are made of quality nylon canvas available in various patterns and colors. For a more dapper look, pick several designs and colors that can match your everyday clothing.
Tips for buying a watch
• Collecting watches can be addicting. It’s important to be very meticulous in choosing the timepiece that you will purchase.
• Some things to consider are the product’s durability, purpose, special features and aesthetics. Always read the specs and ask yourself if you can wear that watch at least once in a while.
• Consider the price per wear of the timepiece, which you can find out by dividing the price of the watch by the number of days you plan to wear it. You surely don’t want them to just accumulate dust at home.
• Lastly, buy models that offer a warranty in case you encounter problems with its functionality. Regardless of the brand, get the items you think are worth your money. It’s hard-earned money you’re spending after all.
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