On the Watch

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate GemologistWristwatches are jewelry accessories that never go out of style, but their style constantly changes. Perhaps the biggest new favorites in women’s watches are those designed as bracelets. Whether their bands consist of elegant retro bracelets or are large-link, leather, metal, plastic, or wood, there is a design to fit just about any taste. As far as the latest trend in watch dials, saturated and bright colors are definitely “in,” especially emerald green, shades of blue, burgundy, red, and pink. Watch dials are also incorporating eye-catching, interesting designs, from floral motifs to complex kaleidoscope patterns. Finally, oversized watches still reign, but they’re embellished with decidedly feminine touches, such as diamonds, that leave little doubt about whose wrist they rest upon.History states that strapping little clocks to soldier’s wrists probably was conceived during the Boer War or perhaps in the German navy during World War I making the wristwatch’s place, both in military history and the top of men’s jewelry. Watches were worn by women before the 20th century and as decoration rather than anything as practical as punctuality. Come into our store located at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center. Or reach us at 617-773-3636.


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