I still remember my very first watch—a Lucy from the Peanuts watch with a white band, that for some reason I wore on my belt loop. Then, in high school, I had Swatches; a true child of the ’80s. I had the one with a black lace print over a teal face and a semi-translucent purple band, with one of those rubber things in hot pink to protect the face. Before I went to college, I really wanted a black Movado with gold dot. I couldn’t afford it, and went for a Gucci that was half the price that I never loved. A few years later, as a college graduation gift, I got a stainless and gold Movado.
These days I have two watches—a stainless steel Cartier watch that I bought with an unexpected check I received to appear in a Samsung ad campaign shot by Peter Arnell (they shot a whole bunch of Internet pioneers of the early-mid 1990s) and a silver & gold stretchy Timex Indiglo. And then there’s the watches I covet: the Chanel white ceramic and diamond watch and the Chanel pearl watch. I also had my eye on this Rolex, though it’s on the large side.
If I were in the market for a watch, I might go for one with rose gold details. Then again, the ones with blue faces are so pretty. And diamonds mixed with stainless steel is a look I love. Here are 15 stainless steel women’s watches that would work for me.
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