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The 17 Best New Watches for Women to Invest in Now

I'll take the Chanel, thanks.

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Even if you've gotten used to checking the time on your iPhone, a classic watch adds style and professionalism to any outfit. Whether you're looking for a sleek accessory that doubles as a bracelet, a colorful but classy band with Fitbit technology, a luxury Chanel watch you can pass on to your kids, or a chic and playful piece that won't break the bank, we've got you covered. Take a look at this season's best options for getting back into the watch game or just upgrading your current version. You don’t need to be a horologist to know they’re both functional and stylish.

The Whimsical Watch
Metro Parrot Blush Leather Watch
Kate Spade katespade.com

Gift the love bird in your life this pastel pink watch with two parrots facing each other on the dial. It's a playful design that's perfect for anyone you care about in your life, from your SO to your niece.

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The Rectangular Watch
Diamond Accent Gold-Tone Watch
Bulova zales.com

This rectangular watch has an old-school feel because of the dial, which makes it perfect for vintage lovers. Instead of all black, the face is peppered with diamond accent markers and gold-toned hands for that extra oomph.

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The Bedazzle Watch
Vintage Web Bangle Watch
Gucci nordstrom.com

This statement watch has everything you could possibly want to stand out, from the rectangular plexiglass center and mother-of-pearl dial to the canary-yellow jewels and multicolored bangle. Keep your outfit simple to let this piece really shine. 

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The Rubber Watch
Aaren Kulør Rubber Strap Watch
Skagen nordstrom.com

Don't worry about scratches and marks on your watch band with this rubber alternative from Skagen. The streamlined Scandinavian design and cool tonal blue adds a softness as well as color to all your outfits. 

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The Classic Watch
Datejust 31
Rolex rolex.com

For the ultimate timeless designer watch, you'll have to go with a Rolex. This one is a new model that just debuted on the market, which features an oyster band and scattered diamonds around the face and roman numerals. With this stunner on your arm, you won't need any other jewelry. 

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The Transparent Watch
Kristenhof Leather Strap Watch
Versus Versace nordstrom.com

This piece is special because of the see-through portion in the face of the watch, which spells out "Versus Versus." Two lion heads give the accessory a rather fierce vibe while the silver and black colors complement each other. 

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The Leather Band Watch
Fairfield Chronograph Leather Strap Watch
Timex nordstrom.com

For those who love a classic brown leather band watch, get this affordable piece from Timex. Despite all the distinctive designs, from the three subdials to date window and dial ring, it still has a minimalist feel. 

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The White Watch
Runway Ceramic Watch
Michael Kors michaelkors.com

This watch looks like a million bucks, but won't break the bank, thanks to the intricate subdials and face of the accessory. The white band gives it a clean, fresh look, which will look so good with a crisp white button-up shirt.

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The Rose Gold Watch
La Roche Rose Gold Watch
Cluse harveynichols.com

Amsterdam-based brand Cluse is known for its no-fuss yet elegant watches, like this rose gold and marble timepiece. The clean smooth lines, not to mention the affordable price, will speak to a minimalist who seeks a luxe-looking piece.

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The Double Dial Watch
Griffith Mesh Strap Watch
Uri Minkoff nordstrom.com

The next time your sister is running late (again), give her this double-faced watch. It'll be a gentle hint for her to get her act together, because there's really no mistaking the time when there are two dials to reference.

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The Interchangeable Watch
Reva Bangle Watch
Tory Burch toryburch.com

This Tory Burch watch-slash-bangle makes it possible to constantly switch hues with its interchangeable top rings. You'll feel like you're wearing a new accessory every time.

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The Sporty Watch
Fitbit Versa
Fitbit fitbit.com

This Fitbit comes in a charcoal shade and many other colors for numerous styling possibilities. Aside from the design, this timepiece is useful in several ways—it can track your cycle, quality of sleep, and receive smartphone notifications. You can even store over 300+ songs on your watch, so you can run to the beat of your favorite tunes without bringing your phone. 

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The Luxe Watch
J12 Watch
Chanel chanel.com

After you're done browsing Chanel's latest handbags, head over to the watch section—they're equally as covetable. This one, made from steel, ceramic, and mother of pearls, comes in an understated white shade, with diamonds adding just a hint of sparkle.

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The Watch Gift Set
English Garden Leather Strap Watch Set
Olivia Burton nordstrom.com

On the other end of the sporty spectrum is this sweet, feminine watch, which has a floral dial and blush tone leather strap. It even comes with a matching set of bees and faux pearl drop earrings, making it a great gift set.

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The Bracelet Watch
Lizard Kelly Watch
Hermès shopbop.com

For a watch that doesn't look like a watch, you'll want to splurge on this piece. The lizard skin band makes the accessory look like a bracelet, but notice the lock charm. It features a tiny dial—perfect for inconspicuous time-telling. 

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The Preppy Watch
12.12 Silicone Strap Watch
Lacoste nordstrom.com

If you love when your accessories stand out, this pink watch is right up your alley. Thanks to its bright tone, it won't go unnoticed on your wrist, so prepare for your coworkers' compliments. 

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The Masculine Watch
Large Bold Bracelet Watch
Movado nordstrom.com

Masculine meets feminine in this sleek black Movado watch. The piece is completely dial-less, with only a cool signature museum dot at 12 o'clock. For those who like simple, clean designs, this piece has you covered.


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