You know that aul story, that when a man gives you a watch it's a sign that the engagement ring was on its way? Well, I'd like to disprove that theory.
My boyfriend gave me a DKNY watch for my birthday after two years of being together. My mum was all over that, hinting, for sure, the ring was coming. It took about another eight years for the ring to appear. So really, he just wanted to buy me a nice watch. What this gift did spark was a love for timepieces.
And now I have quite a few, so I have no excuse for being anything but punctual. The style of a watch is a very personal choice depending on your lifestyle. So what does your watch say about you?
- The larger face
This is my style; I like to see the time clearly without squinting or needing my glasses. I feel a larger style makes a statement and works well with stacking bangles and bracelets around it. The larger face wearer loves accessories which make an impact and likes to layer their jewellery - the more the merrier!
The white watch
Traditionally, we went to metal or leather for our watches but celebville has led us to the the new trend of white, especially white plastic or resin. The white watch wearer is similar to Fearne Cotton; trend driven in terms of style and likes to keep their look casual.
- The thin watch
Elegant and sophisticated, the lover of a finer strap is similar to Diane Kruger, pared back and understated is her style. Keeping accessories to a minimum, but with maximum impact, she sees fashion as her secret tool!
The metal effect
Sterling silver and gold being the most popular metal choices, are now hotly pursued by rose gold, which has a softer sheen to it. Lucy Liu wears her rose gold watch to a red carpet event, to complement her monochrome look. The rose gold lover likes to romanticise a bold look by balancing strong tones with more gentle shades.
What kind of watch do you like to wear? Do you prefer one style over the other, or does it depend on the occasion? And do you agree with our, ahem, scientific analysis on what your watch says about you?