Kids love to wear things – fun things and very bright things. Watches can be fun and give them something to toy around with and of course learn a little bit about how to tell time. If you have kids your self or need to get something fun for a chile that you know, a watch can be the right idea. At around six or seven they can start to tell time and a good way to reinforce telling time and time management can be a fun watch.
The great thing about today’s watch fashion for kids is that they come in 100s of fun styles to match any kids particular interest and the other great aspect of kids watches… is they are all relatively cheap (unless you want to go for the expensive Rolex with a very small band) so you won’t blow your top too badly when its damaged or lost which likely will happen. You can also pick the right watch for their age in terms of fabric, gizmos, favorite characters, chewable, ruggedness and more.
Kids watches come in pretty much every theme you can think of… There are super hero watches, science oriented watches, brands like Hello Kitty, watch sets (one for every day or mood!), dress up watches, Disney characters, Princess, you name it and its available as a watch. Of course you can choose digital or quartz and even one with a calculator on it!
Some watch makers even provide “Loss Protection Plans”. For example Timex on their Timex Kids’ Time Teacher watch they will replace it for $10 for up to one year. Of course Amazon makes it very easy in their Kid’s Watch Store to search by style, fabric, theme, price, brand and more. You can also search on features such as water resistant, alarm clock, etc.
Here are just a few of the cool kids watch ideas available in Amazon:
- Frozen watches (particularly the model featuring Queen Elsa and Princess Anna)
- Hello Kitty (always a girl’s favorite)
- Toy Story
- Camo (for the boy soldier!)
- Mickey Mouse Club
- Spy Watch (featuring world time, motion alarm, decoder screen and more)
- Laser Pointer Watch
- Star Wars
If you have an upcoming birthday or holiday and you need to find a fun, inexpensive gift that the child will immediately enjoy, if you haven’t looked at the hundreds of kids watches, then you might find just the right present and you will find a bright shining smiling face upon receipt! This is what makes watch fashion for kids great!
Children’s Watches in History
In the former Soviet Union, wrist watches were very popular with children and teenagers. Youth watches and children’s watches were very much in vogue with two companies, Chayka and Zarya making watching with depictions of cyclists, motorcyclists, hockey players, skaters and more.
For younger children the watches had drawings from various fairy tale characters and scenes on round watch dials. As the rise of the United States continued and the decline of the Soviet empire happened, watches with American symbols such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck became very popular.
In earlier times children of the power including kings and queens would always have a watch as part of their jewel encrusted royal wardrobe.