Although most of us don’t actually look at our watch to check the time (since we now rely on our smartphone for this), it’s something that we never forget to wear on a daily basis. After all, a timepiece can be a fashion statement on its own and serves as a reflection of your personality.

As an indispensable accessory, investing in a timepiece that will last you for years to come is of prime importance. It’s crucial to pick one that’s not only functional and stylish, but also one that speaks to your fashion sense and fits your lifestyle needs. Here, we have a selection of timepieces that you should invest in based on your personality.

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Are you an entrepreneur managing your own business and juggling a side hustle while you’re trying to keep up with your social life and me-time? A smartwatch is just what you need. Smartwatches go beyond the regular, prime function of a traditional watch by way of countless high-tech features parallel to that of smartphones. Fossil offers a range of smartwatches that are functional and stylish at the same time. Perfect for the busy woman, the Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch allows you to track your schedules, manage emails, perform contactless payments, and more!

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Whether you’re a casual gym-goer or someone who takes her workout routine seriously, you could do with a timepiece that measures up to your fast pace. What you need is a multifunctional fitness watch! Among Garmin’s extensive collection of fitness wristwatches, Garmin vívoactive 4s tops the list for its comprehensive features that’s suitable for an active lifestyle. Aside from the fundamentals of heart rate, respiration and sleep monitoring, additional functions such as animated workouts, sports apps and menstrual tracking are incorporated into the wristwatch for a wholesome experience. Such advanced functionality sets itself apart from other fitness watches and it’s not lacking in style either.

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Do you live for adrenaline rush? No matter if it’s rock climbing or diving, activities that involve high altitude and deep water require designated watches. Channel your love for thrilling, extreme activities using sports watches that are specifically built to withstand outdoor conditions. The durable yet lightweight Suunto 9 BARO ticks all the boxes of an all-round sports watch as it features a built-in GPS navigation system, barometer function  and water resistant element, among others. It’ll surely live up to the expectations of every thrill seeker.

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If you possess a personality that’s energetic but focused, playful yet disciplined, and conservative yet rebellious, then you’re most likely artistic and creative. To complement your innate brilliance, you’d want a timepiece that reflects your artistic soul and creative mind. While such watches are limited, Olivia Burton is one brand, which offers creations featuring uniquely picture-perfect dials, ranging from floral to animal motifs. Its Painterly Prints Big Dial Dusty Pink & Rose Gold watch, which showcases whimsical hummingbird and flowers is to die for. What’s more, it makes for a great topic of conversation. Alternatively, opt for the Rainbow Glitter Midi Dial Silver Mesh Watch for a more delicate take.

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Are you the opposite of a maximalist? Are you into a neutral colour palette and sleek design aesthetic? If you answer ‘yes’ to these questions, then a minimalistic watch in subdued tones and subtle designs would be the perfect pick for you! Thankfully, there’s a wide variety of such timepieces in the market. Our favourite? Nordgreen Infinity. Available in silver, gold and rose gold, this wristwatch has a clean, fuss-free face dial and sophisticated mesh strap that’s sure to strike a chord in the hearts of minimalists.

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If you adore anything that’s glamorous, then a diamond-embellished timepiece is your perfect match. Express yourself stylishly with the extravagant Crystalline Glam Watch by Swarovski. Swathed in countless Swarovski crystals, accented with the brand’s signature swan emblem and encased in a refined dial, this fancy timepiece would appeal to those who appreciate the finer things in life. With sparkly crystals all over, it’s definitely a watch that summons attention.

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Original text by Katherine Thivya

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