We live in a world where technology conditions our every move, from the moment we wake up to the hour we go to bed, growth, progress and change is our ever-evolving soundtrack. Our eyes are barely open before we blearily sift through our morning texts, our legs are hardly moving as we bumble through tube gates, contactless card at the ready. Our brains are playing catch up from the remnants of sleep, our fingers cramping as we type furiously at our computers, trying to ignore the yawns that threaten to burst through our unlipsticked mouths. And who could forget the little gadgets that help us through the day, headphones to drown out the sound of our boss’s relentless moans, smart watches to track time, USB’s capturing memories, chargers dancing on tables, a small glimmer of hope. However you use technology its augmentation has come to fruition in the last decade, with everything from a robot delivering toliet rolls to satisfy your ‘poop and scoop’ right through to toothbrushes that not only connect to your phone but also uses an app to show you photos and a live video of the inside of your mouth. Weird right?Naturally wacky gadgets are not exactly at the top of everyone’s wishlist, which is why I have decided to focus my list on something a little more useful, AKA waterproof watches that are not only functional but are also cool, with a range of smart functions, colours and styles to steal your heart. From waterproof watches that are elegant, cool and sophisticated, to waterproof watches that will allow you to go snorkeling with a vibrant school of fish, here are three watches that will quite literally change your life.
1. Citizen Eco- Drive EW1620- 57X Women’s Watch
Imagine a watch that you can’t take your eyes off, a bedazzled creature, a sparkling timepiece, a diamond in the ocean. You wear it with pride, jangling on your wrist, dainty yet surprisingly wearable, a soft pink dial with luminous hands and hour markers, you revel in its glory. Heads turn, mouths gasp, a waterproof watch that takes you from high seas to afternoon tea, a Goddess armed in invisible weaponry. For The Citizen Eco-Drive is no ordinary watch but a gorgeous specimen harnessing a Japanese quartz movement, drawing energy from light, it’s sublime. Water resistant up to 100 m, you can feel yourself gliding like a ballet dancer, losing yourself in the depths of the ocean, a mermaid at one with herself. And its not just a pretty face, the 25 mm stainless steel case, mineral dial window and silver tone band with a push-button clasp and safety closure ensures that it will keep on survivin’ through all of your most cherished memories. Waterproof watches that are cute too? What’s not to love.
Proof that swimming watches for women are anything but boring, this gorgeous stainless steel watch is one accessory you won’t want to take off!
2. Armitron 45/7033 Sports Women Watch
Eyes wide open, legs swing out of bed with purpose, sinewy muscles pulsing, hair slicked back. She shrugs herself into athleisure, vibrant and colourful, pastel blues and pinks redefining the monochromatic traditionalism of sportswear, she was always one to buck the trend. A smooth, no bits orange juice is swilled in her mouth, she takes a gulp, it courses through her body in an electrifying morning rush. For its time to hit the swimming pool, the place where she most feels at home, a blissful sigh bubbles. She looks down at her wrist, her ‘Armitron beauty the pinnacle in her collection of waterproof watches, an aqua blue, her favourite colour. It was a bold and durable timepiece built to last, a 36 mm metallic green resin case with digital display. She strokes the grey dial absentmindedly, the time is 10 to 9, she needs to leave. She tightens the green strap with stainless steel buckle closure, she would use the lap timer today she decided, see how her swimming had improved since her last training session. It was time.
Verdict: What better way to keep track of time than a cool waterproof watch to whet your appetite?
3. Casio G-Shock GMAS110MP-4A1 Women’s Watch
She craved adventure, it burned through her like adrenaline, she craved its passionate touch. Always the trendsetter, the girl who stood apart from the crowd, the one who got away. She was the girl who was fiercely independent, the one who traveled solo. She relished eating alone, she loved saying something shocking and being oh so blase about it, she was a freaking rainbow unicorn in a field of sheep, she knew she was different from the day she was born. And she loved it. It’s why Casio was her favourite watch of all, bold and out there just like her. Pretty in pink, it was built to survive the sun, the surf, the wind and the rain. Shock resistant, magnetic resistant and water resistant to 200 m, the watch was a glorious creature to behold, a treasure in the waterproof watches world, oh how she adored it. With a countdown timer, speed indicator, stopwatch, world time and several alarm settings, the world really was her oyster. She knew that the day would come where all her adventure dreams would come true. But for now she paced the room, pink beast in tow, closing her eyes, imagining the sun blazing on her skin, smooth like caramel.
Verdict: It didn’t need to be rose gold to be popping. The adventure narrative was written from the outset.
Do You Own Any Waterproof Watches?