My Favorite Watches For Every Budget

Selecting the right timepiece can be downright daunting. Where do you start? I have always worn watches and they are my favorite accessory to add to my outfits. For me, the perfect watch is versatile and functional, so that I can match it with my different jewelry. It has to be stylish but it also needs to be the right balance. It’s a mix of the classic look that never goes out of style, with the addition of something really refreshing, something new and sweet!

Before I get into my favorites at different price points, there are a few rules I tend to stick with when shopping for my next watch. The first rule is to know your budget. There are great options out there regardless of what you can afford. Just because a particular watch has a huge price tag, doesn’t always mean it’s better quality than one that might cost less. Do your due diligence. Check out pictures on social media with others wearing the timepiece and see for yourself how it looks in real life. There also some tips I shared a while back on buying designer purses that could be applied here as well. Here are a few favorites from my watch collection at varying price levels.

Trophies ($1k<)

Sidney Chrono Diamond

Architectural details frame the bold, round stainless-steel case of the Sidney watch. This chronograph timepiece features a mother-of-pearl dial with sunray sub-eyes, date window and 117 hand-set diamonds on the bezel and hour markings. Case Size: 38mm

Belmore Chrono Diamond 

Glistening bezel and hour-marker diamonds entrance on the polished round watch case with a Deco-inspired chronograph dial. Case Size: 37 mm

Brand: Michele

Brand: Jacy’s 

Brand: Kronaby


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Mid-Tier ($200<)

Women’s Classic Diamond Watch

From the Classic Collection. In stainless steel with a two-tone finish, 24 diamonds individually hand-set on case and white mother-of-pearl dial, luminous hands and markers, calendar, second hand, and deployant closure. Case Diameter: 26mm

Brand: Bulova

Brand: Lacy’s


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Entry Level (<$199)

La Vedette Mesh Rose Gold/White

It may be petite, but it’s sure got panache. Give your look effortless movie-star charm with a touch of contemporary minimalism in rose gold mesh. Case Diameter: 24mm 

Brand: Cluse

Brand: Kate Spade

Brand: Olivia Burton

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Whether you are looking for something for that special occasion or need a solid everyday watch that fits your style, take a little bit of time to find the one that’s right for you. So Let me know if you have any questions on any of these watches and I’d love to hear what your favorites are. Also, if you have any ideas for a men’s watch, let me know. I am looking for Matt. Shhhhh. Thanks for reading!


xo, Olivia

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