Wrist Action: 10 Picks for Watches that Keep on Giving, and Giving, and Giving…

The trusty watch may have seen a decline in popularity in recent years with the rise of the cell phone, but 2008 saw the original timepiece popping up on many a trendsetting wrist as the fashion accessory of choice. So even if you think your gadget-geeky best friend or significant other would much rather tell time by glancing at their iPhone, we're willing to bet that these watches will have them looking at their wrists again and again and again…Whether you're strapped for cash or going all out, we've got one in every price range, and all of them are anything but mundane.
Above, from left: EP Martin Sahara Titanium, $1,295, available at Blackbird; Timex Vintage Indiglo Watch, $50, available at Barneys.
Above, from left: Skinny square menswear watch, $38, available at Urban Outfitters; Nixon 51-30 Watch, $595, available at Barneys.
Above, from left: Penguin Drummond Watch, $155, available at Urban Outfitters; Tsovet SVT-CS79 Watch, $395, available at Harlow.
Above, from left: 80s Retro Plastic Watch, $30, available at Topman; Smart Futurist Analogue Watch, $40, available at Topman.
Above, from left: Timex Military Watch, $150, available at J. Crew; Raised by Wolves x Furni Watches, $28 each, available at Furni.
Above, from left: LIP Dark Master Watch, $630, available at Barneys; & Design Icon Watch, $75, available at MoMA Store.

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