The 6 Best Women's Watches to Wear for Practically Every Occasion

Whether you're heading to work or making a trip to the gym, you'll want to bring one of these six watches along. From the latest Apple watch to Fossil's interchangeable bezel, these are the best women's watches to wear no matter the occasion.

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Apple Watch Series 5 with a light pink band from Amazon photo

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Best for Working Out and Beyond: The Apple Watch Series 5

With the new Apple watch Series 5, you can set multiple fitness goals for different types of workouts all from an app on your phone; it even allows you to monitor the number of times you stand in a day to encourage you to move more and sit less. Apple's latest smartwatch is not only water resistant but swimproof, too, so you can take this high-tech watch with you the next time you're doing laps in the pool, not to mention it'll keep track of your heart rate at all times—whether or not you're exercising. Wear it out hiking or cycling and have peace of mind knowing that if you have an accident, this watch's new fall-detection app will automatically notify your emergency contact and an ambulance. Other Apple users have said advanced features like these have literally saved their lives. (from $384; amazon.com)

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Garmin Vívoactive 4S smartwatch with pink silicone band photo

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Most Discreet Activity Tracker: Garmin Vívoactive

Get all the benefits of a stylish watch and an activity tracker with the Vívoactive 4S. This light gold accessory may look like a normal watch at first glance, but it can do everything from track your breathing and heart rate to monitor your body's natural energy levels. Seriously, it can actually help you figure out the best times to exercise or rest throughout the day. The best part? A single charge can power this super sleek smartwatch up to a whole week. ($350; garmin.com)

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Daniel Wellington women's watch with a brown leather band photo

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Best for Everyday Wear: The Classic St. Mawes Watch

If you don't like switching your arm candy with every outfit change, opt to wear this classic St. Mawes watch. Although the brown leather strap is interchangeable, we love the classic look as is for its timeless (get it?) style and versatility. Accentuate the leather strap by adding some cute tan boots to your ensemble. ($199; neimanmarcus.com)

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Silver watch with a gold and white face at Nordstrom photo

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Best for the Office: Signatur Slim Mesh Strap Watch

Once you've put together a professional outfit for work, don't forget to accessorize (and keep track of time) with the Signatur Slim Mesh Strap Watch. Its simple, clean style is enhanced by the mesh stainless steel band and gold bezel, which in turn makes it easy to pair with other silver and gold jewelry. Match your stud earrings, bangle bracelets, and statement necklace with this sleek piece for an elevated look. ($75; nordstrom.com)

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Watch with silver and crystal accents from Macy's photo

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Best Statement Watch: Women's Phantom Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

If you're someone who can't complete her look without a little bling, then the Phantom stainless steel bracelet watch at Macy's has just what you're looking for. This gorgeous timepiece features a large face and wide band, allowing the 100+ Swarovski crystals to shine and sparkle even brighter. Wear it to polish your look for formal events or even for a night out with the girls, and don't worry if you get caught in the rain; this dazzling accessory is water resistant up to 30 meters. ($595; macys.com)

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Black Fossil watch with interchangeable watch rings photo

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Best Customizable Watch: Carlie Three-Hand Black Leather Watch

You don't have to settle on just one style when you're shopping for women's watches—nor do you have to spend a small fortune to get the look you want. The Carlie black leather watch by Fossil comes with not one but five different bazels, ranging from emerald green to classic gold and diamonds. Combining soft leather with tasteful coloring, this watch makes for a gorgeous all-around accessory you can wear anytime, any place. ($115, usually $175; fossil.com)

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