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I put on my watch this week for this first time since daneen's watchmid-March when it drifted into hiatus along with my make-up bag and flat iron, and on numerous occasions the past few months, I have caught myself humming Chicago’s release from the 70s  “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” In many ways, losing all track of time has been one of the silver linings of the COVID cloud, but I have to say it feels good to look down at my watch again with reason to care about the hour.

I have always had a thing about watches, and much like the old saying “you can tell a lot about a person by the shoes they wear,” I think the same can be said for someone’s choice of timepiece as it is usually an expression of one’s personality. Classic?/modern?/practical?/flamboyant?  Watches are one of the three basic accessory essentials in my wardrobe: (1) handbag, (2) sunglasses, (3) watch – each affording an opportunity to express your individual style. In my search  for a watch option for the shopblue version of watch with braided band (with so many great timepieces to choose from),  I was hunting for chic relaxed style, quality mechanics, an artisanal aspect…. and a cool, modern vibe at a great price point.

In NY a few years ago at one of my more luxe “ bohemian” markets, I found exactly what I was looking for in Alessandro Cerutti’s marvelous collection of timepieces where Italian design meets intricate Mexican craft. By merging handcrafted details with sleek casements and preserving artisanal Mexican traditions in the process, Cerutti’s sleek-yet-substantial watches truly stand out in a crowd. His watch faces are modern and simple in contrast to their intricately handwoven leather straps that come in a range of beautiful organic colors, all adding up to knockout style!

This watch looks great paired with a bracelet  or with one of our petite scarf ties wrapped around your wristdaneen's watch….or absolutely on its own. I am not easy on jewelry of any kind, and my watch has stood up beautifully to my somewhat rugged lifestyle.

Trust me……if you are thinking about a new timepiece for yourself or perhaps a special Father’s Day gift, this watch collection should definitely be on your list!


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