These Editor-Loved Watches Will Be In Your Wardrobe Forever

Investments you won’t regret.

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Clothes go in and out of fashion, but a classic timepiece will be a constant in your wardrobe. Ahead, TZR editors share the best everyday watches they’re investing in now. (Spoiler alert: Cartier makes are definitely a fan favorite.)@erinoffduty
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“I’ve always gravitated towards an understated watch that I can see myself wearing now and many decades from now. While the rectangular Tank model is the more popular Cartier choice, I appreciate the elegance and unassuming quality of the circular Ballon Bleu design. I wear this with everything.” - Kathy Lee, editor-in-chief, TZR
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"I stopped wearing watches after high school and I've been wanting to get back into it. I can't stop thinking about this style from Chanel. I love how slim it is, the dark color palette, and the leather/gold braided detail. It's on my wishlist for next year!" — Marina Liao, senior fashion news editor
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Tank Française Watch
"I'm eyeing a big watch purchase for my 30th birthday this spring, and a classic Cartier Tank is at the top of my list. The mixed metals are a no-brainer, the square face feels a little mod, and the signature numerals are just... timeless (badum-tss)." - Amanda Ross, beauty editor, TZR
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“I’ve always preferred a heftier, menswear-inspired watch — if it looks like it maybe belonged to someone’s grandpa, I’m into it! So it is no surprise that the utilitarian vibe of this Breitling style speaks to me. I love the idea of using it to anchor a more feminine look, like a floaty shirtdress.” - Alison Syrett, deputy fashion editor, TZR
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The Derby 30MM
“I was never really a watch person before recieving my two-toned 30mm Derby watch from Shinola for my 30th birthday. It always has me feeling sophisticated, classic, and timeless when I wear it. The mixed metals make it go with anything and everything.” - Ariel Bielsky, fashion bookings & production manager
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Tank Must Watch
“I searched for months for my first luxury watch, but the second I put the Cartier Tank Must watch on my wrist, I knew it was the one. I love that it's a classic design, but it still feels unique and has beautifully intricate details.” - Faith Xue, executive beauty director, lifestyle
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"I've always preferred a chunkier men's watch, especially for everyday as it can elevate an otherwise simplistic outfit instantly. I love this option from Versace as the mixed metals, thick band, and rich green face reads very vintage." - Angela Melero, executive editor, TZR
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Code Coco Watch
“I'm not a big watch person — but after seeing this sleek number from Chanel while *casually* browsing the market ahead of the holiday season, I can’t stop thinking about it. I love its minimalist yet futuristic design.” - Valerie Stepanova, fashion writer, TZR
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“The moment I saw this watch, I was immediately reminded of the classic, understated, and petite style my mom wore when I was growing up. I've never been much of a watch person, but this one could convince me to take the plunge.” - Maggie Haddad, senior strategist, social media, TZR
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“It's been awhile since I've worn a watch, but this Cartier one makes me want to get back into it. I love the simple vintage-inspired design, and the rectangular face is the ideal shape for wearing it with bracelets.” - Erin Lukas, deputy beauty editor, TZR
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“I’ve been wearing Google’s first smartwatch nonstop for five weeks now. Not only is the sleek design the most tasteful arm candy, but its FitBit integration has been instrumental in my health journey.” - Natasha Marsh, beauty features writer
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