The wrist watch, as a piece of jewelry that is as practical as it is decorative, is unusual from its other utilitarian counterparts in that it was first created for and used by women. Seen as a passing fad in the early 1900s, the wrist watch would not catch on among men until World War I when they found that their pocket watches were well-suited to the trenches.
Since then, the wrist watch has become the most ubiquitous piece of jewelry, worn by both men and women of all ages and across most cultures. With the development of new fabrication processes, watches now come in a wide variety of designs and levels of quality, from plastic fashion watches at Target to diamond encrusted designer heirlooms that cost as much as a house. With such a range, we like to find the perfect balance between quality and affordability. We love this Kate Spade watch as a timeless piece that is worth the investment, but won’t break the bank.