I knew it was only a matter of time until I finally settled on a Skagen watch. History and heritage, especially with timepieces, weighs in a lot in my preferences. But the truth is I am all for, and often look for, a bit of novelty and Skagen elegantly fills that gap. Besides, the Danish brand has been around for long enough (more than twenty five years) to prove its endurance and relevance in the style world, while still managing to remain fresh and low-profile. I have long been partial to Northern design, but I was never too sure that this would extend to watches – my expectations are pretty high, because this is my most beloved item in the women’s (and men’s) wardrobe. But what it comes down to is this: simplifying is a way of life, my way of life, and Skagen seems to get that right. It had to be a man’s watch (the Holst), too – one with a classic silhouette, subtle design and thin brown leather strap, one that can beautifully make the transition to a woman’s wrist. All my watches go by the same rule – they are, without almost any exception, men’s watches. They look better, simpler, and they just look good on women.
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