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Turn back the clock in style

In observance of Daylight Saving Time, many people will be turning their clocks back one hour this weekend, so why not do it with a stylish new timepiece? “Today” style editor Judy Gordon shares a look at some of the latest trends in watches. Learn more about the items she discusses on “Today” here.
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In observance of Daylight Saving Time, many people will be turning their clocks back one hour this weekend, so why not do it with a stylish new timepiece? Judy Gordon is “Today’s” style editor and creator of and she shares a look at some of the hottest new watches on the market. Learn more about the items she discusses.

THE LATEST TRENDS IN WATCHES: We’re seeing lots of color on watch faces and bands. Ladylike is also in with sleek, thin styled watches. Other trends to look for: wide cuffs, retro — deco, ’50s, ’60s (mod), faces in unusual shapes, like square or rectangular, mother of pearl and mirrored watches, wraparound leather watches, colored stoned bands, watches with charms on silver bands and innovative watches: like a watch with little flashlight.

Colors this fall range from brights to pastels in white, orange, yellow, red, blue, green and pink. Fabrics are soft straps including stingray (the grainy textured skin of the stingray), croc, alligator, patent leather and suede.


This trend includes thin bands, stingray straps and pearlized/mother of pearl faces:

-Pink stingray band, pink mother of pearl oval face with real diamonds, Bill Blass, $995.

-Magenta suede watch with white pearlized face/diamonds, Coach, $558.

-Orange band, orange face, DKNY, $85.

Assortment of colored bands that are changeable with steel face watch:

Hermes, $1,400, bands, $150 each or from Michele in patent, corduroy,

croc, etc.

Wide cuffs:

This trend includes criss-cross lacing, corset, buckles, and color:

-White cuff, calfskin leather, Anne Klein, $125.

-Motocross red cuff with grommets, Guess, $65.

-Assorted leather cuffs — very trendy — you use a face from your old watch, from Cuir, $220-$260.

Retro/interesting faces, big faces:

Trend includes white, bamboo, interesting faces:

-White mod, croc band, large white face, Movado, $895.

-Bamboo bracelet-type watch, silver with black face, Gucci, $695. (Bamboo was introduced by Gucci in 1947; first in handbags. This is the first time it has been used in a watch.)

-Exxagerated oval face watch, black strap, gold, Cartier, $4,200.

-Blue band, double-dial watch, has a chip that protects against electronic pollution from cell phones, computers, DVD’s (Madonna wears one) by Phillip Stein Teslar, $595.

Stainless steel:

Trends are updated with colored faces.

-Stainless steel, panoramic, (looks like a car dashboard) face, retro from ’40s and ’50s, Baume and Mercier, $1,595.

-Sleek steel bracelet with red colored face, Android, $95.

Wrap around:

-Sporty natural-colored leather with white trim, with a Kelly lock, like on a Kelly bag, and you can take it off and put on a necklace, by Hermes, $1,350.

-Black with buckles, silver rectangular face, Christian Dior, $675.

Men’s Watch:

-Watch with flashlight that can light up a room and illuminate dial, Swiss Army, $275.

And for those who can never get it right:

A clock from Seiko, $50, that automatically adjusts to Daylight Saving Time. It’s called the R Wave and it has the ability to receive radio signals from the cesium atomic clock in Colorado.

Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and “Today” show style editor. She has been covering fashion for the past decade and is the former style editor of Indie Magazine. You can visit her Web site,, which highlights fashion trends in America. Check out the site for this week’s latest feature.