Do you find it annoying to have to stop what you are doing in order to look at your watch to see what time it is? If you are writing or typing, it would be so much simpler to look down at your fingers to see the time. If you were wearing a ring watch, determining the time of day would be much easier. Take some time to look around on the internet and you are likely to find a ring watch that you like and will fit your budget.
Do you think they are the latest in either the ring or watch fashion? Actually though, ring watches really are not a new fashion statement although they are coming back into vogue. They have been around since at least the 1890. In 1911, a Swiss watchmaker created a ring watch that was capable of running for at least 46 hours without needing rewound. The watch, fitted with an unbreakable glass, worn on the finger like any other ring.
After the early 1900s, the ring watch again came into favor in the late 1960s. Traditional items were consistently revamped for a new generation. One of the things that received a new look was the wristwatch. Watchmakers reduced the size to make them fit on the finger. Unfortunately, the ring watch did not catch on as was hoped.
Today you can find a number of new watchmakers selling the ring watch. You can find the older watches as well but will have to pay a premium price for them as they are rare. The most expensive ring watches will cost over $50,000 which are dripping with diamonds, but you can find them much cheaper than that. In fact, if you look on Amazon.com, eBay.com or other websites online, you can find a variety of ring watches for less than $10. Of course, depending upon your style, you may not want to purchase a ring watch with a skull or flowers on it.
Here are a few of the watches you can find online if you take the time to look:
- Lady’s Stainless Steel Ring Watch by Lightning – Made of stainless steel, has a retractable design to fit multiple sized fingers, has a stone cover to hide the watch face.
- Carepeutic Heart Rate Monitor Ring – 6 function ring watch includes heart rate monitor, stopwatch, clock, calorie, pedometer and distance display. Has a large LED screen to make it easy to see your data.
- Rosallini Ladies Elastic Black Band Rhinestone Case Finger Ring Watch – Black elastic makes this watch wearable by most people. Perfect for that special occasion when a simple wristwatch will not do.
- Fashion Jewelry Crystal Simulated Diamond Finger Ring Watch – Offers simulated diamond inlay, locket-style to reveal the watch face. Also includes quartz movement and adjustable knob to change time.
There are many nitch designers creating all kinds of creative watches. The ring watch, ankle watch, we have even heard of ear ring watches. With the advent of bluetooth technology coming and “smart watches who knows there maybe a smart ring watch coming.
The next time you need a new watch, go for the unusual. Find a ring watch. It is sure to be a conversation starter the next time someone needs to know what time it is.
Mystery Ring Watch found in 400 Year Old Tomb
They archaeologists believed that they were the first to visit the Ming dynasty grave in Shangsi, China, since it was originally sealed. But inside they uncovered a miniature ring watch in the shape of a ring marked ‘Swiss’ that is thought to be just a century old. A mystery indeed!