Watches: When Big is Beautiful


Like anything else, watch trends come and go. But one watch trend that keeps making a resurgence is that of the oversized timepiece. Not for the faint hearted, it’s a bold look which can really jazz up an outfit for both men and women.

Whether you’re after a new watch battery for an existing oversized watch, or a new watch entirely, here’s what to look for to make the trend work for you.

A Classic Oversize

If you’re nervous of the oversized watch, remember that you don’t have to go too wacky with your choice. Opt for an oversized watch face on a classic brown or black leather band. That way, you’ll have the on trend feel of an oversized timepiece but with the safety net of a traditional leather band.

Remember that if you have a favourite watch band already, you can always have the face of the watch changed to an oversized face. A new large face, with a new watch battery, will give an old watch strap a complete new lease of life!

Back to Black

There’s something rather striking about a completely black watch. An entirely black face, a black rubber strap, black hands, and a black dial give a watch a modern look, but also enable it to be teamed with a variety of outfits. Make the watch face oversized, and you’ve really hit upon a fashionable timepiece.

Be Square

Don’t just assume that a watch face needs to be round. A square oversized watch really is different. You may have a motif printed on the watch face perhaps, or inside the square of the face there may be a variety of smaller, round dials to add some contrast to the look.

Vintage Beauties

Remember that oversized watches are nothing new. The 1940s and 1950s in particular saw many an oversized watch style. If you’re lucky enough to have been gifted one of these in the past, or had an heirloom watch handed down to you, why not have it fitted with a new strap and a new watch battery to breathe life back into it?

In more recent years, the 1980s produced some fun oversized watches. Don’t dismiss the often quirky oversized timepieces from this decade. With a smart new band and new watch battery, they can work really well as an unusual watch choice!

There’s such a huge range of options available to you when it comes to an oversized watch. From brand new, contemporary oversized timepieces through to vintage watch faces that require a new band, a new watch battery and a bit of love, Chigwell, Ilford and Woodford watch lovers can visit EK Jewellers. We carry out watch battery replacements on the premises and also carry a wide range of in stock oversized watches.


Posted on by Ian Tubby.