After almost two years, the pandemic situation is improving. Companies are calling back their staff, schools and colleges are re-opening and businesses are slowly getting back on their feet. Online classes are taking a back seat, physical classes are starting. My daughter Alisha would also be starting college by the next week. She has got admission for a course in interior design at SNDT Women’s University in Pune.
She would be staying at a hostel for the duration of the course. Our preparations for her send-off were going on full swing. Purchases were being made, bags were being packed and ready to go. In all the excitement, it completely slipped my mind that she needed a wrist watch – her previous one wasn’t working anymore. Alisha is a big fan of branded stuff. For her, any ordinary watch wouldn’t do – it must be from a reputed brand.
There was very little time before she left for Pune. Online purchase was the only option left so I hurried to do some online research on women’s wrist watches. Several brands were available – I knew Alisha preferred Swiss made watches but I was afraid they would be way beyond my budget. And then I discovered the Swatch brand which offered an array of women’s watches for a really affordable price.
The biggest draw of the Swatch brand is the “Swiss-made” tag. Whether the brand lives up to the expectation of a Swiss-made timepiece is for you to decide. Swatch watches come in a wide array of dial designs and colours, so there should be at least one model which you’d like.
The Swatch brand is known to make bright and colourful, battery powered watches. Some of them are really outrageous designs, but several of the models are pretty basic. Simple, minimalistic designs look quite good and Swatch offers them at extremely affordable prices. They do have some unique and creative pieces in their collection as well.
Swatch Darksparkles Black Dial Silicone Strap Quartz SUOB156 Women’s Watch is a trendy piece perfect for young ladies. The dial is lined with some kind of sparkly material that gives the timepiece a distinctly feminine look. A reliable quartz movement powers this pretty watch. The plastic case, plexiglass crystal and silicone band make it great for everyday wear; this watch could easily take a beating resulting from the rough and tumble of daily use. Water resistance capacity at 30m is not that great, but good enough for the occasional water splashes or drenching in the rain.
I asked Alisha to take a look at the piece displayed at City Watches online store located here: https://www.citywatches.in. She liked it so we went ahead with the purchase. It should be arriving in a couple of days.