Fossil watches set the standard for innovative design. The number of styles displayed on their website is staggering, but that’s only the beginning. You can customize Fossil watches by combining any of their faces with any strap or band. Choosing among these watches is like eating potato chips–you’ll have a hard time limiting yourself to one.
Moving dials are among the innovations created by Fossil watches. Your dial can switch between two presentations, such as alternating a heart print with a solid pink dial or alternating between a college sports logo and a mirror finish. The other kind of moving dial is actually animated, with growing flowers or flickering flames.
Specialty Fossil Watches
There are four specialty collections of Fossil watches for men and women. Two of them, the NCAA and Davis Cup collections, have sports themes. The other two were created by designers Frank Gehry and Philippe Starck. Starck’s watches have digital displays integrated with a rubber wristband. Frank Gehry presents a true original in his watch that tells you the time written out in his own handwriting. If the time is 9:40, for instance, the watch face will say “20 till 10.” This dial also features a negative/positive display, switching according to available light.
Fossil also has a collection of what they call “tech watches.” One is actually a tiny PDA integrated into a watch, comprising a date book, address book, to-do list and memo pad. The other connects to MSN directly to bring messages and up-to-the-minute information on sports, stocks, news and other features from the Web to your wrist.
Don’t forget to buy a leather watch case too for your fossil watch. Below is the guide for a leather watch case:
Leather watch cases are an elegant way to keep watch over your watches. If you’re a serious collector who owns more than one luxury watch, it’s worth splurging on a high-end case to keep your timepieces secure. Secure from what? Well, you never know. Some houses are filled with the sound of tiny feet. And with tiny feet come tiny hands. Then there are family pets, who would never knowingly destroy your watch. Then again, they didn’t knowingly rip up your couch either.
Leather watch cases also keep your collection safe from water, oil, and other potentially damaging substances. All it takes is for one drop to break the seal around your watch’s face for the movement to grind to a halt. Ditto that on a tumble from a dresser, an armoire, or a storage shelf. There are simply too many potential perils you can’t think of to combine with all those that you can think of.
Details on Leather Watch Cases
You can always kill two birds with one stone and find leather watch cases that double as watch winders. Many of the finer manufacturers even build their storage cases with four, six, even eight separate turners to accommodate the varying mechanisms from watch to watch. Keep the spring barrels of all your automatic watches fully charged while you’re sleeping, relaxing, or just wearing a different watch.
If you plan on spending several hundred or even several thousand dollars on a top-of-the-line storage case, be sure to invest in one that comes with a lock and key. This is a small precaution, but one that can save you misery down the road. Just make sure you keep the key in a place where you can readily find it once a big occasion rolls around and it’s time to get dressed to the nines.