Every woman—no matter what her age, job or personal style—needs to own a timeless timepiece. In addition to its obvious functionality—ensuring you’re always prompt and punctual, or at least making it look like you are—a great watch is one of those elusive accessories that manages to outlast trends and stay stylish over the course of many decades. And while a relatively frills-free analog version arguably makes for a better investment, you do have some freedom in terms of the specific style you pick. Leather strap or metal? Gold or silver? Borrowed-from-the-boys oversized or feminine and dainty?
Above, I’ve singled out 15 wonderfully classic watches at a wide variety of price points—from under $100 to well over $1,000—any of which would make for a beautiful addition to your jewelry box. Whether you opt for the affordable lizard-embossed Casio or the lustworthy Hermès Medor, these timepieces are all guaranteed to last for years—and maybe even wind up on the wrists of your kids some day (if they’re lucky, that is).