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It's time you bought a real watch. Courtesy of Missoni

Technology has changed our lives in many (wonderful) ways. From smartphones to smartwatches, we can now keep track of everyone and everything, including how many steps we take and who's trying to get a hold of us. With all the advances, some things are naturally left behind. That includes one of our favorite pieces of jewelry, watches.

Sure, you don't need a watch in this day and age, but you should want one. Watches are actually jewelry so they're great for decorating your arm. (Some brands are even placing timepieces on other types of jewelry, like bracelets and earrings.) The arm candy can be layered with a bevy of bracelets or even other timepieces.

Now some people may argue that Apple Watches are pretty trendy. They come with different faces and colorful, interchangeable bands. We wouldn't call them jewelry, though. Besides, they cost a pretty penny. Surprisingly, many classic watches are much more affordable than those heavily favored smartwatches. And you don't need to upgrade them every single year.

Many fashion houses offer their own chic lines of timepieces. We're talking Versace, Fendi, Missoni, Vivienne Westwood, Isabel Marant and Gucci for starters. The price points reflect their designer nature. Gucci's red and gold number rings in at $1,850, while Versace's silver and gold stunner costs $1,227. Some are really a bargain, however. Take Tory Burch's bangle watch that only costs $275. Or Vivienne Westwood's otherworldly option for just $206. Which means you may even be able to splurge on more than one. After all, you have more than one necklace or pair of earrings.

In addition to deciding how much you can spare to shell out, you'll need to figure out the style that best suits your day-to-day needs. Sticking with silver or gold is obviously a safe bet. If you tend to favor gold, go gold. If silver is more your thing, embrace silver silhouettes. Can't decide? Sport both with a mixed metallic creation. Looking for a pop of color? You're in luck because we managed to find shades of green, red, purple, brown and black.

Now that we've convinced you to add watches to your must-buy-for-2024 shopping list, scroll down to see which ones appeal to your overall sense of style.

Versace Greca Reaction 35mm

Versace Greca Reaction 35mm, $1,227 at Farfetch

Tissot Heritage Quartz Silver Tone Watch

Tissot Heritage Quartz Silver Tone Watch in Purple, $376 at Urban Outfitters

Tory Burch The Robertson Bangle Watch 25.5mm
Tory Burch

Tory Burch The Robertson Bangle Watch 25.5mm, $275 at Nordstrom

Fendi OLock Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

Fendi O'Lock Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch/42MM, $1,190 at Saks

VANNA Nebula Tigers Eye

VANNA Nebula Tiger's Eye, $425 at VANNA

Movado Esperanza

Movado Esperanza, $1,295 at Movado

Breda Groove Watch

Breda Groove Watch, $195 at Free People

Shinola The Bike Lock 20mm

Shinola The Bike Lock 20mm, $600 at Farfetch

Swarovski Lucent Swarovski Watch

Swarovski Lucent Swarovski Watch, $300 at LuisaViaRoma

Missoni Milano 29 MM Case Size Watch

Missoni Milano 29 MM Case Size Watch, $630 at Missoni

Vivienne Westwood Carnaby Quartz 35mm
Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Carnaby Quartz 35mm, $206 at Farfetch

Gucci 25H 34mm Gold-Plated Stainless Steel and Textured-Leather Watch

Gucci 25H 34mm Gold-Plated, Stainless Steel and Textured-Leather Watch in Red, $1,850 at Net-a-Porter

Isabel Marant 33mm Stainless Steel Watch
Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant 33mm Stainless Steel Watch, $721 at Mytheresa

Swarovski Passage Chrono 36mm

Swarovski Passage Chrono 36mm, $288 at Farfetch

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