Saturday, 11 April 2009

Trying to find a new watch...

Don't get me wrong... I adore my ToyWatch. I wear it day-in-day-out, regardless of whether or not it goes with my outfit. The 'Atomic Orange' colour makes me smile every morning when the satifying click into place occurs, and in honesty, I wouldn't trade this beauty for anything...

But.

In the interests of propriety, and with a number of black tie events coming up, I'm not sure I can always get away with wearing a neon orange, massive, plasteramic watch with silky swishy cocktail or full-length dresses - as much as I'd like to.

So began the search for the perfect dress watch...

My ideal watch has always been my mother's. Slim, metal, discrete. Classic and classy. It's beautiful. Steel and gold band, champagne face, late 1970s Rolex. 

*Basically like this one but with a smaller face and slimmer band*
*Think this is the men's version*

And it has an ace story. Basically, it was thrown at her head by her partner at the time - a Brazilian diplomat - in the middle of an argument... (That's cutting a long, very scandalous story very short... It was the 70s. 'Nuff said.)

Anyway. That's not exactly attainable any time in the near future... Or ever really. And I'm not going to wish for mother to pop her clogs just so I can get her watch lol.

So the search goes on.

First, I tried a gold-chain-with-silver-clock-charm watch, from Bex Rox... But it was far too annoying to have the charm slinging around my arm on far too big, far too tangly, far too tacky (considering the price - £79 and massively reduced in a sample sale) to be a feasible option.
I had also been debating getting a small, pink, version of the watch I already have...

But that would've been cheating... 

And then I was emailed by some lovely ToyWatch people, about their new range... Looking at these "mini-metals" I might just have found a new, exciting alternative!




They apparently aren't stocked in the UK at the moment, but we should be able to get them from the ToyWatch USA site. They're otherwise stocked all over the world - look on the website here.

I'm rather partial to the gold and rose gold ones myself... The silver isn't really me. They're so very pretty, and despite the clear-acrylic bit of the band, which is probably an aqcuired taste, these are rather beautiful, classic watches from a brand that prides itself on bringing classic designs with a twist in materials to a mid(ish)-range, price-point-wise, market. I'm not sure what I think of the diamante-y bits on the watch-face - I don't do bling really - and I'd probably have to see them on to make a final decision... But these are looking like a very attractive watch option.

What do you think?

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Xxxc

28 comments:

DaisyChain said...

I love toy watches, though I don't own one as I rarely wear my D&G one that my grandparents bought me. Loving the pink, so much.

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Winnie said...

My mom has a similar Rolex which she's had for years...though I prefer my dad's vintage rolex. I am trying my best to get him to let me wear it on occassion!

Cassiopeia said...

:-D my dad's one just rolls off my wrist, so i'm banned from wearing it lol. shame ;-)

xxxc

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Alice said...

i like the pink watch the best!
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Laissez Faire said...

love the watches,i really want a gold casio at the moment.

your blogs really good keep it up!
xx

♥ Fashion CHALET said...

You're so sweet, thank you!! :)

I hope you have a wonderful & cheerful weekend, dear. <3

xo!

Jo said...

Pink one, pink one, pink one! All are cute, but the pink one really stands out!

Putri Erdisa said...

oh wow! realy lourve the last one! so groovy! xD
nice post.

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nadia said...

Ooh I really like the gold one, it looks very resort-y to me.

Iole said...

i love the gold one. I bought a casio gold on ebay last year.
Now I'm dying for a toywatch, white is so cute!
xoxo
Iole
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Maverick Malone said...

I absolutely adore the pink one!! :)

xox, mavi

Kate said...

I love rose gold watches, and with the toy watch it makes them pretty and chunky at the same time...jut how I like them :)

vicen said...

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Lily said...

Cute watches. I've been opposed to wearing a watch for the last few years (mostly because I can't afford a really expensive one and can just use my mobile clock instead). I really need one now to take ppl's blood pressure etc so I need something FABULOUS! Need to investigate further!

prettyneons said...

Oh watches, I always go and lose the bloody things, how remains a unsolved mystery.

Sad news about your broken lamp :(
LOL
PeAce & BoWs...
prettyneons X

prettyneons said...

PS...Go for the silver, love it!
X

Fashionology said...

It is always hard to pick a watch! I love your mothers rolex as well!! Paris was great by th way! Thanx for your tips! We had so less time!!! but we had a great time! <3

Anna said...

Indeed, a rolex is the most perfect watch. I don't think I'll ever buy an other watch until I've enough money to buy a rolex, haha.

sarah said...

the watch in that first pic is perfection!

grace said...

tough call with watches..

youre right to invest in one fun one and one serious one.

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Indie.Tea said...

Shopbop had some nice Toywatches, but the ones you posted are sensational!
Your mom sounds like a fascinating person too...

Couture Carrie said...

Oh Toy watches are sooo cool - have been wanting one! Also loving the look of an oversize menswear watch!

Let's trade links, shall we darling? Am adding you to my Fellow Fashionistas blogroll!

xoxox,
CC

Sunset said...

Haha, your mom's has to be my favorite! Just because of the hilariously scandalous backstory :)

Love your bright blog!

Sol said...

This is a tough decision. All of them look perfect. I think a small Rolex would be cool for black-tie events. Or even a more jewelry-looking watch would be better. Hope you find it soon!

Happy Easter :)

Victoria C said...

Personally I prefer a men's watch - women's often seem too dainty and the numbers are too small. But then again I like bulky jewellry. I say go with the gold, as rose gold is often hard to match with! xx

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

my mum has a omega one which is silver & gold tone, it;s so pretty & i love seeing how there isn't a single scrach on the watch under the sun. personally i can't live without watches, & i can;t have fashion watches either, i need to see where the minutes are!! i've got a ck one with thin black leather strap, as it's black it blends in with most evening wears :)

Hippie Frou Frou said...

the purple is so much fun!!

hello from Hippie Frou Frou!

jess s///