As far as accessories go, watches are so often overlooked. Maligned for statement earrings or tossed out for a trendy necklace. Logically, this shouldn’t be the case because, in many ways, timepieces operate above the seasonal trend cycle. Part function, part fashion, they are so often mistaken for an ‘investment’ piece that requires a great deal of thought before purchase. However, their appeal is in their immediate ability to be enveloped into everyday use.
Unlike say an ostrich leather handbag that costs several thousand pounds, buying a watch should be a simple decision. When intuitively picked it will slip into your day-to-day wardrobe without much thought or fuss. It should exist on your wrist like it should have always been there and will never leave. Think of it like underwear, something that fits your personal style without announcing it, something that you wear every day without giving it much consideration.
The world of watches is as a confusing place to navigate. One second you’re looking a reasonably priced timepiece and the next you’re left breathless by a diamond-encrusted one-of-a-kind clock that costs more than your yearly mortgage. Ironically the designers that sell handbags for hundreds and thousands of pounds actually offer the more budget-friendly watch options. It’s when looking for a chronograph with a pedigree that the price tag involves a comma.
To help your wrist find what its been missing we’ve edited the best timeless watches down to an just 10