Confession time: I last bought a watch six years ago. The battery went flat, and I couldn’t be bothered to replace it, so successfully lived without a watch for over a year. I’d seen – and secretly lusted over – Daniel Wellington watches, but simply couldn’t justify a purchase.
When the team approached me to collaborate a few weeks ago, I was instantly thrilled, but then a knot set into my stomach – as part of my vegan journey, I’ve made the commitment to not buy any additional items made from animal products – including leather and wool. However, after a quick browse online, I was thrilled to see almost half the watches have non-leather straps – and, all watches and straps are interchangeable.
When I spotted the Classic Glasgow, I knew my decision was made. I’m all about the large watch face, so I went with the biggest option of 40mm, but it’s also available in Classic 36mm, as well as 34mm and 26mm in the Classy range. No matter the trend, my love for rose gold will never die – another obvious choice for me – but all watches are also available in silver.
As I had a little time to kill before my watch arrived, I started stalking their Instagram account – and goodness me, who knew watches were so photogenic?