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Budget Diaries: 5 Lust-Worthy Watches Worth Less Than 5,999! Get Them Now

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Tom Jones said, "I have a weakness for watches." We can't agree more. This obsession for the wrist accessory is something that came about in 1810 and it's here to stay. Some people say the world's first wristwatch was created by Abraham-Louis Breguet for Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, Italy. Even Queen Elizabeth I received a wristwatch by Robert Dudley, described as an arm watch. Earlier, only women wore wristwatches and men carried pocket watches, simple because watches were prone to wear and tear due to the elements of nature, but men also adopted wristwatches in 1893. Since then, there's been no turning back.

 

Whether you're a school kid who needs to keep track of time during class or exams, a teenager who loves looking trendy or you're an adult who loves flaunting a much needed time teller, wristwatches are for everyone. Watches are big business these days. And the last five years have seen extraordinary growth in the sector. The Swiss watch industry, for example, saw its exports grow from £2.5bn in 1986 to £10bn in 2008. All this despite the fact that the primary function of the watch - to tell the time - has been rendered pretty much obsolete by the invention of the mobile phone and the BlackBerry. So why are we still buying them? Here are some great reasons: To be taken seriously, to be unique, for your hand fetish, as eye candy, as something to remember you by and much more. So, if you want to get this trend, here are some great, inexpensive ways to treat your wrists this season and always.

 

1. Chain Strap, Automatic:

Probably the most classy pick of the lot, this watch is sure to grab eyeballs and let you stand out in a crowd. Chain Straps are totally unisex too!

Price: 5,995

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2. Leather Strap, Chronograph:

A wristwatch like this tells time as well as lets you time races and other event, among other features. Get this accessory to get attention anytime, anywhere.

Price: 5,995

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3. Diver Watch:

Military divers were successful, but diving watches were really popularized by Jacques Cousteau in his film Le Monde Du Silence. Dive watches are water resistant to at least 333 feet and come with a unidirectional rotating bezel, popular with scuba divers.

Price: 1,895

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4. Fashion Watch:

These babies are for those sassy, sexy, style divas who wear their attitude on their sleeve. Want to really look stunning even when you're not wearing dangly chandeliers and statement necklaces? Try a fashion watch.

Price: 5,911

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5. Luxury Watch:

Luxury watches are more than timepieces; a luxury watch is a work of art with fine movements doing superb things with gold, diamonds, springs and tiny gears. But if you cannot afford diamonds and gold, try something similar.

Price: 1,199

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Story first published: Thursday, November 5, 2015, 21:37 [IST]
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