How Do I Choose the Best Ring Watch?

Laura M. Sands

Choose the best ring watch by comparing several different types and styles. Research a few different manufacturers and specifically seek those with a good reputation for creating durable ring watches. If you know other people who have bought similar rings in the past, ask about tips on choosing one. As with all accessories, consider a ring watch that complements your sense of personal style and that matches the outfits you are most likely to wear when wearing this particular piece of jewelry. Select a watch that is functional, that you can easily refer to for the time and that is made with quality materials and craftsmanship.

Woman shopping
Woman shopping

Watchmakers and other jewelry designers make ring watches as fashion accessories in a variety of different colors and styles. Take your time in browsing several of these online, in catalogs and in stores where such items are sold. Specifically, pay attention to the details of the watches you encounter and be sure that you can read each watch’s face. You may also want to spend time seeking user reviews about certain watches to determine whether some brands are noticeably better than others in terms of quality and durability.

If you see someone wearing a ring watch, ask her about her satisfaction with the watch as well as its overall design. Ask about who the manufacturer is and where you may be able to find a similar watch. These unique timepieces are not always sold alongside wrist watches, so you may find it necessary to look for a ring watch you like online or at a specialty store.

As you begin to consider ring watches and how well they are designed, you may want to eliminate any that do not match your personal style sense or that you are not likely to wear more than once. Consider also the occasions when you are most likely to wear a ring watch and the outfits that you are most likely to wear one with. Try to match any ring watches you are considering with other jewelry pieces, if necessary.

Select the best ring watch for your wardrobe according to which one your research deems to be the most durable. The watch’s color and hardware should accentuate other items you may wear with it. If possible, try the ring watch on ahead of time to make sure that it is comfortable on the finger you intend to wear it on most of the time.

Discussion Comments

anon330838

How do you open it up to change the battery because I accidentally got mine in water? Please help.

JackWhack

@shell4life – You could easily find a unique ring watch online. I found one that is like a locket, and you wouldn't even know it had a watch inside.

The ring has a huge pink flower with cubic zirconia in the middle. You can open this flower to reveal the clock beneath. So, if you want to know what time it is, but you don't want everyone to know that you are wearing a ring watch, this is a good option.

shell4life

Are there any colorful, playful ring watches available? My wardrobe and my other jewelry are kind of eccentric and stylish, so I don't want to settle for a boring ring watch. I would like to find something unique without having to pay to have one custom made.

feasting

Comfort was a big issue for me when shopping for a ring watch. I had this image in my mind of a ring with a stretchy metal band like the one on my dad's watch that would pinch me throughout the day.

I was surprised to find that most of the ring watches had a regular band of silver or gold. It was just like wearing a ring, except the middle had a clock face perched on it.

I bought one with a sterling silver band and a sea-green clock face background. The numbers were large and black, so it was easy to read.

seag47

I looked for silver ring watches when I was trying to find one. I don't like wearing gold jewelry, so I knew that a gold watch would clash with whatever else I was wearing on my fingers and wrists.

I found a silver one decked out with fake diamonds that I really liked. It was reasonably priced, too. It goes well with all my other wrings and bracelets.

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