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The 10 Best women's watches

Time for a change? From dive-proof to dainty, here's our pick of bang up-to-the-minute wrist candy

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs


The rubber strap is chunky and spiked with pins to match the golden studs on the face, and the numbers seem to poke through from below to give a 3D effect.

2. Sheen by Casio

£225, hsamuel.co.uk

Casio may be known for its digital stretch-band watches, but it does much smarter options too – this even has Swarovski Element crystals on the hour.

3. Omega

£5,460, 08452723100

Part of the Constellation range, this Chronometer with diamond-dot mother-of-pearl dial is one of the latest, most dazzling, designs to join the collection.

4. Gucci

£635, 0845 674 8224

Designed by the brand's creative director Frida Giannini, it's part of a new watch collection, all with the double G design and a variety of sizes and strap options.

5. Michael Kors

£209, watchstation.co.uk

Champagne taste with a beer pocketbook? Then the Michael Kors collection might go some way to quench your thirst. Everything from classic, to quirky, via glitzy.

6. Timex

£115, thewatchhut.co.uk

Chiming perfectly with this season's preoccupation with all things retro, this vintage-inspired watch comes complete with trompe l'oeil wood effect dial.

7. Fossil

£95, fossil.co.uk

You can't really go wrong with a timeless classic such as this leather-strapped watch. It's pleasingly unfussy, with a clean face and date display.

8. Nixon

£130, my-wardrobe.com

A classic-looking timepiece with a bit of a difference. The strap and surround is made of tortoiseshell acetate, a welcome change to the sometimes-stuffy metal finishes.

9. Hermes

£1,800, hermes.com

Not what you would describe as a bargain, but seen on the wrists of countless celebrities and fashion editors. The double wrap "Cape Cod" design is a star in itself.

10. Chanel

£4,125, chanel.com

As chic as a little black dress, but with all the modern technology. It's scratch- and water-resistant (to 200mtrs) – to ensure its longevity. The fashion fanatic's choice.