Goldsmiths Classic and Fashion Watch Buyer Elizabeth Davies picks out her favourite watches for ladies and gents for under £200.
Owning a timepiece is a special thing. For many, that feeling of slipping on a beautifully made watch is one of life’s daily rituals – a readying for the day, like deciding what dress or shirt to wear.
The good news is it doesn’t have to break the bank. At Goldsmiths, we offer our customers one of the world’s most comprehensive selections of watches. Here, Elizabeth Davies, Goldsmiths’ Classic and Fashion Watch Buyer, talks us through the best timepieces for under £200.
Whether you’re dressing for work or a dinner date, this handsome Hugo Boss timepiece is a go-to accessory. Its 42mm stainless-steel case and stealthy all-black looks make it hugely versatile, it’s water-resistant to 30m, and its quartz movement offers a useful day and date function. It comes in an elegant gift box with a pair of matching cufflinks, so you can really step out in style. I think this would make the ideal gift for a loved one at Christmas.
Another handsome dress watch for gents is Tissot’s Classic Dream. The Swiss brand is known for its well-made and well-priced collection of timepieces, and this model, from its T-Classic family is a great example of that reputation. Its 38mm case is cast in stainless steel and I think its white dial, Roman numerals and brown leather strap give the watch real lasting appeal.
British brand Olivia Burton is the darling of the fashion-watch industry and its collection of pretty floral dials and pared-back case designs has bewitched style-conscious young women worldwide. This stunning number is a case in point. I’m a huge fan of its beautiful floral dial, and its chic gold-plated 30mm case has a real presence on the wrist. It comes on a soft black leather strap for added elegance. It’s an all-round winner!
Just can’t decide between steel and gold? This slinky Michael Kors two-tone timepiece bridges the two. It has a petite 26mm stainless-steel case and bracelet with eye-catching rose-gold detailing and a rose-gold bezel set with clear pavé crystals. It’ll look effortlessly stylish whether you wear it with a suit in the office or a white T-shirt and jeans come the weekend.
At Goldsmiths, we have a full range of classic and fashion watches that can be viewed online and or in one of our local stores. Use our store locator to find your nearest Goldsmiths and find your new timepiece!