On the day I turned 18, my dad woke me up and told me we were going to pick out my birthday present. He had decided that the one thing I didn’t have in my bursting-at-the-seams closet was a nice pair of sunglasses. So we drove to the store together, spent at least an hour trying on different frames, and settled on a classic tortoiseshell pair by Ralph Lauren. I still cherish them — and my dad’s thoughtful birthday gesture — six years later.
I wonder if watches are a similar sort of investment, a perfect gift for the girl who has everything. They’re more of a style statement than any sort of necessity in this digital age, but there’s something very chic about having such a signature piece to don every morning. So tell me: do you wear a watch? Did you buy it yourself or was it a gift? What does yours look like? Browse a few of my favorites below: