March 27, 2008

Toywatch

Now I'm not one for watches really. In fact, I haven't worn one since I grew out of Swatch and cannot quite afford a Cartier yet. Also I secretly think that I might have been so spoilt by the digital clock on my mobile that I now find it hard to read analogs. But I'm not quite ready to admit that to myself yet. But anyway, despite all that, my interest was peaked the other day when my cousin mentioned that he wanted to get a Toywatch- especially when I found out that it can be found within the stylish walls of Lane Crawford. So I decided to take a look.
For those unfamiliar, Toywatch are known for their lightweight, over sized plastic watches. I was pleasantly surprised by the designs. They are simple and elegant, with just the right amount of fun in the colors and the clear plastic material. I love the colors and designs of the two above. Priced at around $200USD each, they are great a great accessory to match your outfits with. If I was the watch wearing type and had resources to spare (one can always dream), I'd totally get a few!
Besides those fun ones, they also have ones that kind of resemble more classic designs. Like this white plastic one (left) from the Plasteramic collection, which is designed to look like those oh-so-sought-after ceramic watches but is not. And the one on the right looks remarkably like all those watches that I would describe as "elegant, feminine and delicate" from various luxury watch brands.
Naturally, in this day of super luxing everything, even a brand called Toywatch has a super luxe line. They have it in the form of this black ceramic collection (left). Now this is actually ceramic and not plastic pretending to be ceramic. The design is very elegant and sleek looking. Priced at $1500, its not bad for a ceramic watch- if only it didn't so resemble the J12 Chanel watches (right), which are priced at 5 times that price. Now it just looks like a ceramic watch pretending to be a J12. Not that there is anything wrong with that, Zara does it all the time, but this one is not even cheap! Personally, if I was going to fork out $1500 for a ceramic watch, I'd rather save up longer and get the original one.

Image Source: ToyWatch and Chanel

32 Comments:

Blogger Knikki said...

Not really into watches either. They seem more for guys.

3/27/2008 4:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I just wanted to let you know that your link to Shoewawa actually goes to Shiny shiny.

3/27/2008 6:55 PM  
Anonymous savvygal said...

I am really into sport watches recently. I am drooling over the Cartier Pasha with H grid in leather band. Technomarine has some interesting colorful ceramic watches around $2500 but you can find online for about $1200.

3/28/2008 6:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys,

These watches were hip in the US like 2 summers ago when all the movie stars have one. They're pretty "over" at this point.

3/29/2008 1:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only for guys? Think again...

Watches are more in style now than they ever have been. Especially women's watches with large faces. Go to Europe and you'll figure this out.

3/29/2008 3:20 AM  
Blogger alis said...

I don't wear watches because
a.They give my wrist a bad rash
b.I read the time from my cell.
But if I did, I'd opt for a chunky, metal men's watch. Men's watches look so sexy on a women's tiny wrists, they have the same effect as wearing the boyfriend shirt. $1500 for that watch seems silly to me, and $200 for a plastic watch ain't cheap either. Then again I also hate Swatch. If you are planning on getting a watch, make sure it's something that will last you for years.

3/31/2008 2:37 AM  
Blogger AR said...

I'm looking to get a watch - even though I don't know how to read time (lol) - too used to checking the time on my cell phone! Anyways, reading this post made me think of an ad I saw in InStyle for Philip Stein Teslar watches - supposedly there's some technology in them that makes you less stressed out. I just thought it was interesting so I'd leave a comment =).

4/01/2008 11:45 AM  
Blogger ELF ELKHORN said...

Go and get something u think it suits u the best, dont care about what ppl say.

If i were u, I'd rather save up and get a better one, like cartier. A brand which is well recognised by everyone.

Toy watch really a toywatch. Is plastic and $200 to buy a plastic is real expensive. not quite worth it. And not many ppl know about this brand yet.

6/20/2008 2:10 PM  
Anonymous Robert said...

Wow…!!! Classy designed watches. Every one want to get these watches.

6/26/2008 7:34 PM  
Blogger Verdi said...

Why bother in getting one. They are just cheap pieces of plastic replicas... http://luxurious.whatsoever.hk/2008/07/toywatch.html

8/01/2008 11:28 PM  
Blogger Dinesh said...

Wow…!!! it's classic designed watches. I liked this watch very much and anyone would like to buy these watches. I also like its lightweight & plastic watches. Really, I pleasantly surprised by the designs. Thanks for sharing information.

9/02/2008 6:32 PM  
Blogger Muk said...

Its interesting to get a view on this stuff, my brother has a store that sells these and the demand from the girls has been huge - they stock clothes/suits for guys - but 70% of ToyWatch customers have been girls..

The new range that's in the for the winter - again huge interest and plenty of pre-orders - so as far as the UK goes - its not "last season" ;)

www.oaksonline.co.uk if you wanna have a look

10/21/2008 7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ToyWatch Online Sample Sale today on Gilt Groupe. ToyWatch watches over 50% off from $88. Gilt Groupe is an invitation only sample sale site for men and women. If you've not already a member you can claim one of the invitations I have left here:

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Cheers!

1/22/2009 6:17 AM  
Blogger shah said...

Toy Watch an Italy made watch with high quality plastic finishing. Very nice watch with Rolex and AP look. I want to buy this watch but don't know it suite me or not. Maybe buy for my daughter first. Wondering how long can this plastic watch last. Cheers.
My Toy Watch

5/22/2009 10:56 AM  
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7/05/2009 8:08 PM  
Blogger belhana said...

Thank you for the wonderful effort

إني تذكـرت والذكرى مؤرقـة *مجـداً تلـيدا بأيـدينا أضعـناه

أنَّى اتجهتَ للإسـلام في بـلـدٍ * تجْده كالطيرِ مقصـوصًا جناحـاه

كـم صرفتنا يـدٌ كنـا نـصرفها * وبات يـملكنا شعب مـلكناه

بالله سل خلف بحر الروم عن عرب * بالأمس كانوا هنا واليوم قد تاهوا

وانزل دمشق وسائل صخر مسجدها * عمن بناه لعل الـصخر ينعـاه

هذى معـالم خرس كـل واحـدة * منهن قامت خطيبـا فاغرا فـاه

الله يعلم ما قلبت سـيرتهم يومـا * وأخطـأ دمـع الـعين مـجراه

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7/05/2009 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new toy watches look great, real fashionable and seen on loads of celebrities recently. I just brought one from www.db3online and im sooo happy with it.

7/17/2009 5:07 PM  
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Anonymous boxy-fox said...

I love Toywatch! They are such a hit.. well at least where I live (Vancouver, BC) it is.. Don't know about other places. I really like how it those wacky colors goes go with clothes. I agree they ain't cheap even tho it is plastic. But they loook sooo goood!!! I bought a color Tattoo white toywatch online when it was on sale at christinejewellers.com and love it ever since! =)

11/17/2009 9:06 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

They look awesome, make sure you get one from a good reliable retailers though, as people have had problems ordering from lesser known site. Heres a one where I bought mine from and i've had it two years now.. still love it.
http://www.aphrodite1994.com/toywatch-24.phtml

11/25/2009 9:32 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Also.... any idea where i can get a red jelly toywatch strap from?

11/25/2009 9:41 PM  
Anonymous Brain said...

Also.... any idea where i can get a red jelly toywatch strap from?

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11/30/2009 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Bob said...

You get the red jelly toywatch strap here

12/07/2009 9:18 AM  
Anonymous jenny1285 said...

I own a seiko watch and a rotary watch. What's the difference between toywatches and seiko watches and rotary watches?

1/04/2010 4:38 AM  
Anonymous Lee said...

Same as Brian, I bought mine from Aphrodite and I've had it for around a year. Last time I check they were selling the jelly straps too. You might be able to pick one up there.

2/02/2010 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Toywatch said...

Toywatch seem to be growing hugely in popularity here in the UK. Some online retailers were selling around 4-5000 in December alone, guess the price point and large range of designs is the important factor.

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Toywatch seem to be growing hugely in popularity here in the UK. Some online retailers were selling around 4-5000 in December alone, guess the price point and large range of designs is the important factor.

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