I've always been a big fan of timepieces because they are a functional accessory. I love checking time discreetly during meetings. For the past two years, I've worn my Movado Esperanza watch (pictured left) religiously on work days (found it for half off at a Movado outlet store). This sleek watch has a face diameter of 26.5 millimeters, and it's a great "professional" watch for tiny wrists.
Lately I've been itching to expand my watch collection with something that's compatible with gold jewelry and warm-toned outfits. My friend had a favorite Michael Kors one (donned frequently in this post). I fell in love with the oversized look and masculine chronograph details. And for accessories that need to be super versatile - you can't go wrong with a tortoiseshell pattern. The black and browns in tortoiseshell goes just as well with bright colors, as they do with a classic black suit.
I first ordered the Michael Kors "Jet Set" Two-Tone Watch with a face diameter of 38mm - a huge jump from my beloved 26.5mm Movado. Apprehensive of the size, I also ordered the "mini" Kors, measuring 33mm. When the two watches arrived, I took one look and knew that I had to "go big or go home." There was no doubt in my mind that the 38mm was the keeper!
Likes (of the 38mm on the left): Blend of rich tortoiseshell colors with gold, light champagne colored face, chronograph details, date (neato! I never know what day it is), plus the bold size allows it to double as a statement bracelet. I'm in love!
Dislikes: Not much. If I had to nitpick, the links are a bit stiff.
After having 4 links removed, the watch fit just right. I think the key to pulling off an oversized watch is to wear it higher up on your wrist where it's more "meaty" and wide. You don't want the face to cover the entire width of your wrist. Preview of my next post, post-link removal:
Nordstrom currently has a wide selection of these watches on sale as part of their Anniversary promo, but neither of the styles I bought are included. See Vicky's post on a gold-toned one.
Readers - what are your thoughts on oversized watches? Are they a do or don't for tiny wrists?