The humble watch has taken a backseat in recent years thanks to the phones we all have in our pockets, but we think it's time to dress all those bare wrists and reclaim a little peace from the endless notifications that distract us every time we look at the clock.
We've said no to smartwatches, instead favouring affordable timepieces that look fresh and modern while serving a basic purpose. Let us know which one is your favourite.
Simple, strong and comfortable, these gorgeous watches from Germany-based Meshable can be filed under chic and sensible design with a quietly luxurious finish. We love the idea of having both a leather and classic mesh band to match with different outfits.
Sadly, their first three watches have sold out and we hope they'll be back soon but three of their newest designs are now available to pre-order through their kickstarter campaign.
We love design companies who do just one thing and do it well. This is certainly true of Nomad Watches who have worked with Samuel Wilkinson to create a single design that's strong, fun and very covetable.
Nomad is based in Scotland and is now taking pre-orders for watches to be delivered from 30 November. We're partial to the quietly colourful pink and green hands - art deco meets modern steel.
Sometimes the best watches are the most simple and these beautiful examples of easy, wearable pieces from Stock Watches have classic lines and familiar forms with a little twist to keep things interesting.
We're fans of the tiny pop of colour on some of the second hands that give the basic faces a little lift and make these pieces more special than the usual, everyday watch.
OK, pocket watches aren't exactly the most practical objects but this design from People People makes us want to bring back this classic piece albeit conceived in a whole new way.
Sadly, this watch isn't in production and serves only as a conceptual answer to a hypothetical question but we'd love to see these on the streets. Fashion forward nurses would love them.
Just give us one of each. We're completely in love with almost every watch from Aark Collective. Each design is the perfect balance of fun, function and cutting-edge design with one foot in the past and the other in the near future.
It's the little details that make these watches exceptional - the half-tone finishes, pops of colour, marble faces and quirky hands - and together they create a cohesive collection of individual pieces, all of which one person could own. We can see ourselves matching our outfits to each watch. Perfection.