The Life of a Collector Women’s Watches for Everyday Wear

With so many daily decisions that need to be made, so much going on day-to-day, so many responsibilities, and so much on our “to-do” list, having the one perfect go-to watch that you can wear every day will help simplify at least one aspect of your life while providing you with a style statement that sends the message, “I got this!”

We are not suggesting that you stop following your passion for watch collecting, and only stick to one watch forever and ever. We’re simply proposing a variety of watches that deliver great versatility wherever your day may take you.

Classic Ladies Watches

We’ve put together a list of 5 excellent everyday, finely-crafted and reliable watches for women to wear with confidence and style.

Rolex Datejust 26mm

The Oyster Perpetual Rolex Lady Datejust 26mm perfectly reflects the different personalities of its wearers. There are many different color options, range of materials, and variety of bracelets and dials. The 26mm case size is small yet legible.


The Lady Datejust presented here features the true Rolex signature, the white gold fluted bezel. The white dial offers excellent readability and strong identity recognition. The bracelet and clasp are of the highest durability and comfort. Also in classic Rolex design, the Jubilee bracelet is a top choice among Rolex wearers. The style is more dress than the Oyster bracelet but wears well through a variety of activities.

This is an extremely reliable and beautiful watch that will not disappoint.

Omega Aqua Terra

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 34mm in stainless steel paired with a black mother-of-pearl dial and diamond hour markers turns a typically sporty watch into something more dress. There is a small discrete date window found at 6 o’clock for reference. The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects this unique dial, one of the attributes that make this a great everyday piece.

This certified chronometer is powered by the OMEGA Co-Axial caliber 8520 which can be seen through the transparent caseback.

With the black dial and larger case size, this is a more sporty women’s watch. The Aqua Terra women’s line features a varying assortment of dials and straps which provide a more sport or dress feel. The watch boasts a 150m water resistance which adds to the versatility.

Cartier Panthere

The Cartier Panthere is a perfect example of a classic vintage watch that delivers timeless and stylish versatility. Featured here is one of Govberg’s premium pre-owned watches — the Pre-Owned Cartier Panthere (1650) quartz watch — a 27mm 18k white gold case surrounding a white dial on an 18k white gold bracelet with folding buckle.

Cartier Panthere

Next to the Cartier Tank, the Panthere is one of the most iconic ladies’ watches. To continue to deliver this always sought-after collection, Cartier is re-introducing the Panthere this year with a range of new metals and finishes.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 37mm

The AP Royal Oak 37mm self-winding, stainless steel case and bracelet, silvered dial and date display is a true modern icon that delivers a powerful look. AP watches are incredibly popular with anyone from musicians, to athletes, to business tycoons to movie stars — and even some co-workers sport these incredible watches.

AP Royal Oak 37mm

The most iconic aspect of the Royal Oak collection is its recognizable octagonal bezel shape attached with eight hexagonal bolt heads. And the trademark dial featuring the “tapisserie” pattern particularly makes it stand out from the crowd. The design is more sporty ladies watch, making it very versatile.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 IW3240

The IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36mm is ideal for women with a slightly smaller wrist and a proclivity for a simple, yet timeless design. The slate-colored dial is elegant and uncluttered. The watch sits on a dark brown alligator leather strap made by Santoni. This classic timepiece is small, fine and discreet yet stunningly attractive.

IWC Pilot's 36mm

IWC does also switch up the design with a stainless steel bracelet and other strap and dial colors. The design channels IWC’s Pilot’s line with broad hands and easily legible Arabic numerals. This is the smallest watch in the current IWC collection and is powered by the rugged 35111 automatic caliber and boasts anti-magnetic qualities.

Helpful Guidelines

If one of these watches doesn’t tickle your fancy, consider a few helpful guidelines when deciding what’s right for your everyday watch wear:

  • Don’t go with something trendy. Stick to a classic and sensibly-sized watch.
  • Decide your favorite materials — platinum, stainless steel, ceramic, titanium, gold, rubber/silicone, etc.
  • Consider when and wear you will be wearing your watch — at the office, on the tennis court, by the pool, lunching with the ladies, in the courtroom, seeing patients, or coaching your kids’ soccer team.
  • Consider choosing a watch with interchangeable straps. What better way to keep your look fresh? You can change the straps with your changing activity or mood but without the steep investment of purchasing a brand new watch.

Bottom line, wear something comfortable, reliable and durable.

What watch do you wear to show off your sophisticated style? What watch would you buy for that special woman in your life? We’d love to hear in the comments!

About Nicole Daddario
Positive, outgoing and energetic Marketing Director for iW Magazine and new to the watch industry. Nicole is enthusiastically and devotedly absorbing all facets of luxury watches, and is excited for the opportunity to write articles that will engage and motivate watch enthusiasts. She appreciates the “blingier” style of watches but her appreciation for the mechanics and craftsmanship that goes into watchmaking is rapidly growing.

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