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#1 Cowchaser

Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:04 AM

My 13 yr old DD needs a new watch.  Planning to grab her one for Christmas, but I'm pretty out of touch with what's cool when you're that age, and she's doesn't have a preference for brand or type - yet.

What do you think?  Any ideas?  What does your teen wear, if any?

#2 Tinky Winky Woo

Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:20 AM

A baby G or G shock in a cool colour would be good I think.

#3 Therese

Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:21 AM

There are some very cool baby G watches and I know my 13 year old loves hers.

#4 MakesMeHappy

Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:24 AM

My cousins that are 10 and 13 got ice watches for Christmas last year. Apparently they were a cool thing to have.

I remember when I was 13 I wanted a baby g watch. Obviously they are doing something right :)

#5 BeAwesome

Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:53 AM

I liked surf branded watches at that age.  Baby G were also in when I was a few years older, but I never particularly fancied them.

I was going to get my 5 year old an Ice kids watch for Christmas, I think they're kind of cool looking, but I'm not any barometer of cool by anymeans, so I don't know if they're *actually* cool or not.

I saw Smiggle do watches too, but I don't know if 13 year olds still like Smiggle.

#6 Cowchaser

Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:47 AM

Thanks so much for your ideas.  I ended up getting Baby G, G shock and Ice watches on screen and asking her what her preferences were.  
She narrowed it down to Ice and then to about 3-4 for me to make the final decision for her.  I think I'll get her either this one
or similar but in clear band
or she also likes this one
but I think it's a bit glamorous for school etc!

They're cute watches, thanks for your responses

#7 Tinky Winky Woo

Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:19 AM

I like the first one as it has a rounder more feminine look to it for a girl.  The last one is very very nice but might be better for an older teenager.

#8 The 8th Plum

Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:24 AM

I like the first one. Now I feel sad that Swatch isn't cool at 13. I had a Napoleon Swatch and thought I was IT.

#9 Tinky Winky Woo

Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:29 AM

Oh I had a Swatch too and it was pink and had blue and pink criss-cross lines on the white face.  That's all I ever wanted.

#10 Cowchaser

Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:12 PM

Have you checked on surfstitch SassyGirl?  They have some ripcurl watches and free postage :)

Good point re the crystals....

LOL re the swatch watches!  I even showed her some just cause I still thought they were cool....and fondly remembered coveting them when I was young.  She turned me down ;)  

She has had, and virtually has worn out a FlikFlak watch though, which is by Swatch....they're great for teaching kids the time and I've bought all my children one for their first watch.  They have some v cute designs for young kids.

#11 annodam

Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:36 AM

My 12yo DD has been wearing watches since Yr 3.
Atm, she wears the Lorus Kids Analogue Watch in pink.
She doesn't like digital watches.

When we bought it (a couple of years ago) it only came in 2 colours:  baby blue & baby pink, now they come in more colours to choose from.

Baby G is OK but I find them too large on her.
DD has a very small wrist & skinny arms & they appear too big...

#12 ytt

Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:17 PM

Does your school have a dress code? DD wouldn't be able to wear them to school.

DD has a Baby G which is dark purple, her teacher said she can wear it. It's so dark it's almost black.

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