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Summer 2018 smart watches review: Wearable technology and art

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Only Time Will Tell

Somewhere over the rainbow in a pot of gold Marc Jacobs’ Riley’s hybrid smartwatch is waiting for its next fashion-forward owner. What makes this timepiece so fascinating is it automatically tracks and monitors sleep and activity, lets you filter which notifications you receive and allows you to control your smartphone’s music with the push of a button. Powered by a coin cell battery, it never requires charging. One option that’s featured here has a black rubber strap, a 42mm pink aluminum case, and a black satin-finish dial covered by a multicolored flash crystal. ( $175.99)

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Timeless & Colorful

Betsey Johnson’s parrot-themed gold-tone floral leather watch for women will have all the fashionista’s checking for you. The 44mm time keeper doesn’t have all the bells and whistles like most of the watches, but it’s artsy nonetheless and does exactly what it is designed to do — keep track of time. It features a mother-of-pearl dial and a crystal accented face. (Macy’s: $125)

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Classic Clockwise

This gold Worley Chronograph black leather watch is perfect for the classic woman. The tuft-patterned 41mm leather band is made perfectly to fit both average and smaller wrists. This watch is great for the everyday business woman with a simplistic design that will go with everything. Offering a fully-functional Miyota chronograph with an independent sweeping second-hand, this watch ensures accuracy and you will never miss a beat. (Talley & Twine: $135)

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Chronological Order

This silver Worley Chronograph white face light brown leather watch is very similar to the gold Worley Chronograph black leather, just in another style option of brown and silver. These watches have identical functionality with a durable 41mm leather band and are crafted from 316L surgical-grade stainless steel. It also is water resistant, so it is a perfect everyday watch, as well. (Talley & Twine: $135)

(Photo Provided: Men’s Talley & Twine Gold Watch)

As Good As Gold

This Worley Chronograph men’s gold watch is a beautiful piece that will complement any man’s wrist. A watch perfect for the man who pays attention to detail, this one has superb craftsmanship. This is a statement watch with a large 46mm face that is sure to be noticed. This Talley & Twine is created to fit a range of wrist sizes with the capability to go up to an 11-inch wrist with adjustable links. Additional features of this watch include 316L surgical-grade stainless steel, Miyota chronograph, and 5 ATM water resistant capabilities. (Talley & Twine: $235)

(Photo Provided: Talley & Twine men’s black watch)


The Worley Chronograph men’s black watch will make the minimalist man fall in love. This is a stylish monochromatic case with a black face that adds to any outfit. This watch is just another example of the distinct quality that Talley & Twine has created. In addition to its sleek style, this watch has a high-end double butterfly clasp, Miyota chronograph, adjustable links, 5 ATM water resistance and is crafted from 316L surgical-grade stainless steel. This will be a great purchase as we approach Father’s Day. (Talley & Twine: $210)