Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Watches With a Dash of Color — and a Dose of Practicality

orange wristwatch

"Stop using your phone as a pocket watch." — Simplify Your Life, via Becoming Minimalist

I know I'm not alone in finding that a good wristwatch is still an invaluable tool — no matter how much I love my iPhone. And I keep finding lovely, simple, easy-to-read watches that are awfully tempting.

This first one, which is sold by Daedalus Books, comes in eight different colors.

wristwatch - black with aqua trim

The Nixon Time Teller comes in women's and men's versions; the women's version has more color options.

wristwatch - brown strap, orange face

And then there are the Taki watches; one place that sells a couple of them, including the one above, is Wink SF.

medical alert wristwatch

But as much as I like these eye-catching watches, I just ordered something much less exciting: a medical alert watch. I have a severe allergy to sulfa drugs, so it seems I ought to wear a medical alert bracelet — except I'm just not a bracelet person. So a medical alert watch seemed like a logical way to go.

Related Posts:
Watches - Because Some of Us Still Rely on Them to Keep Us on Track
Watches to Keep You On Time — In Style
Do You Wear a Watch?


xine said...

Just got a Pebble watch- buzzes when I get texts. I think a smartphone in the shape of an excellent pocketwatch would be AWESOME!

JustGail said...

I like the styling of the medical alert watch, but it seems like it would be hard to read with those silver numbers on white.

I've never stopped wearing watches, no reaching for the phone, etc., just turn the hand and look.

Jeri Dansky said...

JustGail, I'll add another comment here when mine arrives, noting how easy it is (or isn't) to read the text. I saw watches from the same company here, and the sample text (scroll down) seemed to be legible.