Mothers, as we all know, are a very special breed. They don’t want much, but that doesn’t mean you should ever make the mistake of forgetting Mother’s Day, which this year falls on Sunday, May 12th. Here are the Best Mother’s Day Watches.
If you’ve decided upon a watch for Mother’s Day, good choice, but bear in mind you have to set aside the rules you have learned so assiduously in your quest for men’s watches. If you tell a woman her fashion watch just isn’t cutting the mustard because it’s not on an approved list of watchmakers handed down by some bow-tied watch cognoscenti, she is not likely to be amused, impressed or for that matter swayed. Unless your mum happens to be Elizabeth Doerr or Roberta Naas, all the rules go out of the window when buying a watch for most women.
It’s more about mood rather than movements, color rather than complications. And if you can afford it, throw in a few diamonds on the watch. But as mentioned, the best mothers don’t expect much. They’ll just be happy you remembered.
Here are some of our recommendations for the best Mother’s Day Watches. Prices are in ascending order.
From the mighty House of Swatch, there is, of course, the ever-trusty Swatch watch in loads of floral designs for ladies. Powered by a Swiss quartz movement, the Jakaranda is a 25mm transparent clear plastic watch with a fixed bezel and textured push-pull crown. How much? From US$64.00
Mondaine is all about ingenuity and simplicity, which often distinguishes an attractive piece of design from a design classic. For more than 60 years, Mondaine has followed a simple idea: form and function in perfect harmony. One happy customer writes: “I was afraid the polished rim would be distracting but it complements the white face well and makes it look classy. I also love the black leather strap with the red underside.” How much? US$100.00
Women love Cath Kidston. She makes everything from mugs to oven mitts, and now, it seems watches. It all began in 1993 with a small shop in West London, selling car boot (trunk) finds and vintage fabrics. Cath Kidston now sells all over the world. Is it a quartz fashion watch? Of course, it is, but that has little or no bearing here in this list of the best Mother’s Day watches. How much? US$100.67
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Smart watches are no longer just for the kids. Oldies want to live a stronger, smarter life and stay active with built-in health tracking. The Samsung Galaxy watch is designed to go non-stop for days on a single charge. It pairs with Android or iPhones and provides music play for up to 9 hours. How much? US$249.99
Here is what one happy mum had to say about this Citizen watch: “I love Citizen Eco-drive watches in general. And specifically, I love this watch because of the striking and elegant blue face. I also love the size of the dial, and the style of link in the band.” How much? US$249.99
Let’s imagine you want to spend considerably more on your long-suffering mum. The Dolce Vita collection from Longines is designed to evoke the sweetness of life. In ladies watches this is interpreted as softened lines, mother of pearl, diamonds and two-tone stainless steel and 18k gold link bracelet. This 20.5mm by 32mm watch runs on a caliber 178 Swiss quartz movement. How much? US$1,593.90
BLOW THE BUDGET: OMEGA CONSTELLATION
OK so now you’re just showing off. No discussion of the best Mother’s Day watches would be complete without the dramatic and enduring design concept of the OMEGA Constellation line. Characterized by its famous “Griffes”, or claws, and striking dials, this model features a white mother of pearl dial marked with diamond-set indexes and protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Running on a Swiss quartz movement it features a two-tone watch bracelet and a Roman numeral-engraved bezel, decorative case back, and round 27mm mother-of-pearl dial with diamond hour markers. This one will put you in her good books for years to come. How much? US$3,589