The 13 Best New Watches for Women You Can Buy

I didn't think I needed a new watch...until I saw these.

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Even if you've gotten used to checking the time on your iPhone, a timeless watch can add style and professionalism to any outfit. Whether you're looking for a sleek watch 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, I've got you covered. Whether you're getting back into the watch game or just upgrading your current version, take a look at this season's best options. You don’t need to be a horologist to know they’re both functional and stylish.

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1 The Playful Watch
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Kate Spade leather navy watch, $195

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For anyone who loves a good happy hour ($3 sangrias!), take a look at this cocktail-themed watch. A pink martini glass image replaces one of the numbers (it's 5 o'clock somewhere, get it?), while the second hand has navy stripes to match the watch's strap.

2 The Minimalist Watch
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Cluse marble dial watch, $140

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

3 The Contemporary Watch
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Breda leather strap watch, $90

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This rectangular watch has an old-school feel because of the dial, which makes it perfect for vintage lovers. Instead of just black, the piece has a gold and burgundy finish for an extra oomph.

4 The Double-Faced Watch
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Uri Minkoff mesh strap watch, $175

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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.

5 The Interchangeable Watch
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Tory Burch reva bangle watch, $195

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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.

6 The Sporty Watch
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Fitbit Charge 3, $130

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This Fitbit comes in a demure blue-gray shade for numerous styling possibilities. Aside from the design, this timepiece is useful in several ways—it can calculate how many calories you've burned, or the quality of your sleep. You can even opt to receive texts or calendar alerts, so you can stay connected while working out.

7 The Luxe Watch
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Chanel J12 watch, $5,800

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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.

8 The Rubber Watch
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Nixon time teller watch, $60

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You'll won't worry about scratches and marks on your watch band with this rubber alternative from Nixon. Which means you can wear it everywhere, even to the pool (it's water resistant up to 100 meters), plus it has a two-year warranty.

9 The Classic Watch
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Henry London mesh watch, $150

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If you're not about the flashy colors or prints, this gold timepiece evokes simple and minimalist vibes. This is the classy watch you can wear on job interviews or to meetings with executives. Pair with a button-down shirt and ankle-crop navy slacks.

10 The Floral Watch
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Olivia Burton leather strap watch, $160

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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.

11 The Unique Watch
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Hermes Lizard Kelly watch, $1,950

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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.

12 The Vibrant Watch
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Lacoste silicone strap watch, $95

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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. This watch also comes in white, as well as in darker hues.

13 The Sleek Watch
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Movado bracelet watch, $476

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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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