Kids and Teen Watch Tips

Want to give a watch to your kid or teen? Check out these top watch tips about picking durable kids watches, top watches for kids and teens, and more.

Designer kids watches

Designer kids watches

When your kid is young, they can be perfectly happy with an inexpensive plastic or rubber watch that has their favorite cartoon character on it. As they become teenagers, though, they are more likely to want a watch for its brand. Watches have become more and more popular among both kids and teens, and a designer watch is the perfect present for almost any teen.

One such designer watch that is sleek and popular is a TAG Heuer watch. Endorsed by such iconic figures as Steve McQueen, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tiger Woods, and Maria Sharapova, these watches are beautifully crafted to catch everyone’s eye. These watches will last a lifetime, and are guaranteed to be accurate to a fraction of a second. If you’re looking for a more affordable designer watch, try looking at Juicy Couture, Calvin Klein, and Citizen watches. You’ll be sure to find the perfect watch for your kid who is becoming an adult.

Top watches for teens

Top watches for teens

Whether it’s their sweet sixteen or they are graduating from high school, your teen would love to receive a nice watch as a gift. Looking for tips on what watch is perfect to get for a teen? Here’s a list of top men’s and women’s watches.

For a teenage boy:

  1. The top selling casual watches for guys are a tie between Seiko, Citizen, and TAG Heuer. All brands are well-crafted and can be worn to finish off almost any outfit. Their eye-catching designs will immediately earn compliments at any event.
  2. The top selling sports watch for a guy who is one of the Casio G-Shock series. These watches are said to be some of the toughest watches around, with almost all of them being shock resistant and water resistant.
  3. The top selling dress watches for men are Omega, Rolex, and Marc Ecko watches. Rolex are more on the luxury end of dress watches, but all three brands make watches that are great for any formal occasion. Marc Ecko also has a number of watches that can double as both a casual and dress watch.

For a teenage girl:

  1. The top selling casual watches for a girl are made by Michael Kors, who is a well-known American fashion designer as well as a judge on Project Runway. He’s been designing for more than thirty years, so it comes as no surprise that he has some of the most fashionable casual watches, especially for Michael Kors watches silver.
  2. The top selling sports watches for women are by Nike and Casio. The Nike sports watches for women are perfect to wear during high-activity. Casio’s Baby-G watches are a great alternative that are good for both sports activities and for casual wear.
  3. The top selling dress watches for girls are by Cartier and Invicta. Stainless steel dress watches are high sellers for both makers, because stainless steel will last forever and can be worn with almost anything.

Embellished watches for girls

Embellished watches for girls

What girl doesn’t love a shiny piece of jewelry? If you’re looking to get a watch for a girl of any age, you’re safe picking an embellished watch. The most noticeable embellishment of these watches from others is the diamonds or crystals that circle the watch face, or are set into the watch face. Embellished watches are not just about functionality—they’re also about the fashion statement the watch makes. Here are some different embellished watches for girls and women that they are sure to love:

  • Diamond or crystal accents: This is the most popular type of embellished watches for girls and women. They range in the number of diamonds or crystals, and these accents are usually placed encircling the watch face or on the face of the watch. When they go around the watch face, the diamonds or crystals are either fixed in place are can move on an enclosed track. Diamonds or crystals placed on the face of the watch are generally smaller, and either go by or take the place of numbers.Pick out a DKNY wrist watch in this style if you’re looking for crystal accents.
  • Large leather band: One type of embellished watch has a large, decorative leather band. These watches are great, because they often come as a boxed set with several different leather band options. These bands can be smooth or have a texture to it that looks like alligator or snakeskin. If a surfer style embellished watch is what you’re after, then there are some great Rip Curl watches that girls and women will love. They’re great casual watches, and some of the more fashionable ones are acceptable as a dress watch as well.
  • Metal embellishments: If she marches to a different beat, then maybe the girl you’re getting a watch for would like a Goth watch. These watches are often embellished with large spikes or feature other types of metal embellishments. Other metal embellishments include small wings around the watch face, or a unique metal band in the shape of circles.

Velcro watches for kids

Velcro watches for kids

Watches with nylon bands are some of the sturdiest watches you could give to a kid, and they usually have Velcro rather than a small watch buckle. These watch bands are less likely to break, which make them great as sports watches. Another reason Velcro watches are great for kids is that kids of any age are able to put on and take off Velcro watch bands. The two best selling watches with Velcro bands are:

  1. Kids watches that feature various cartoon characters. Whether it’s a Disney Princess watch or a SpongeBob watch, you’ll likely find a Velcro version of it for kids.
  2. Watches that feature sport teams, ranging from football teams to famous race car drivers and popular universities.

Picking a cartoon character watch

Picking a cartoon character watch

Whether for the holiday season or their birthday, kids love gifts that feature their favorite cartoon characters. With so many cartoons out there, you’ll want to ask your kids who their favorite character is. If you don’t get the chance to do that, here’s a tip list of the top cartoon character watches, to help you pick:

  • Mickey Mouse is the number one selling Disney watch cartoon character. He’s perfect for a little boy who loves Disney! This cartoon character makes for a great watch gift for men and women of all ages.
  • If you want to give a watch as a gift to a little girl, consider choosing one of the Disney Princess watches. If she’s really young, look at the time teacher kids watches, which will teach her how to tell time as she wears it.
  • SpongeBob Squarepants is another popular watch type for both girls and boys. You’ll find SpongeBob watches of various types, from a covered watch to a time teacher watch. His sidekick Patrick is another great watch cartoon character choice.
  • Looney Tune characters are another great set of cartoons. From Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck to Tweetie and Marvin the Martian, Looney Tune characters are a big hit with kids!
  • Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip has a great cast of cartoon characters that are great for kids of any age. Snoopy and Woodstock are favorites.
  • Celebrate your nation with an American flag watch.

Kids’ waterproof watches

Kids’ waterproof watches

Getting a waterproof watch for a kid is a great idea. Whether you just want it to survive them washing their hands, or their trip to the pool or beach, you’ll want to get them a waterproof watch. Keep these helpful tips about depth in mind when choosing what kind of waterproof watch to choose:

  • Little water resistance: If you just want a watch that’ll survive a shower, hand-washing and rain, all you need is something that is waterproof for at least ten meters. These watches are good if they aren’t going to be submerged in water.
  • Moderate water resistance: For a watch that to make it through bath time or playing in a pool, go for a watch that is resistant for around fifty meters or more. These watches can be submerged in water. Casio makes great water resistant watches for everyone. Guys love Casio G Shock watches, which make wonderful sports watches, while women love Casio’s Baby G watches.
  • Deep water resistance: As kids become teenagers or older, they might want to try going into deeper water. A watch that’s water resistant for around a hundred meters is great for the ocean. However, for scuba diving with an oxygen tank, a watch that’s water resistant for two to three hundred meters will be able to withstand the pressure.

Watch keychains

Watch keychains

Wristwatches are so… passé. For one thing, they’ve been around since our parents were kids. Most people want something newer, something different. In a world where cell phones tell time and schedule meetings, watches are fashion statements. Sorry, but that Barbie watch just doesn’t cut it. Try something a little edgier.

Tons of people are getting into the whole steampunk thing. Steampunk imagines what modern technology would be if everything ran on steam power and kept Victorian ideals and styles. Watches on chains, large brassy knobby-looking contraptions and aviator goggles are the hallmarks of steampunk. Steampunk is a DIY phenomenon. So build it yourself, huh?

For those of you who want to walk on the darker side, give the gothic look a shot. And not that emo crying mascara and whiny music, either. Goth means darkness, figuratively and literally. We’re talking baroque colors, vampires, werewolves (not the glittery six-pack kind, Stephanie Meyer) and lots of metal. Gothic watches come on either chains or heavy leather bracers, and you should expect spikes and knobby steel bits. Dark leather, metal and skulls are the hallmarks of the gothic style. Black will be your new favorite color, so embrace the night.

So if you’re looking for a few ways to accessorize your new look, go no further. Just because your parents wore watches doesn’t mean you have to look like they did. Seriously, disco? Really?

Popular Disney watches for kids

Popular Disney watches for kids

If they love the movies, then your kids will love a Disney watch of their favorite movie! If you’ve decided to get a Disney watch for a kid, the best buying tip is to ask them who their favorite character is. Take a look at these popular, best selling Disney watches for kids:

  1. The number one selling Disney watch is a Mickey Mouse watch. Mickey Mouse has been around for over eighty years, and is the most well known Disney character. These watches tend to feature Mickey with his arms and hands pointing to the time.
  2. Disney Princess watches are the second highest selling. These watches tend to feature Princesses Cinderella, Belle, and Aurora from three of Disney’s most popular movies. It’s no surprise that these cute, pink watches are some of the best selling watches for little girls.
  3. Currently, the third top selling Disney watch is a tie between a Toy Story watch and a Cars watch. Both watches are especially popular among little boys. Close behind that is a Tinkerbell watch, which is another favorite for little girls.

For those that aren’t so keen on buying Disney watches, consider a locket wristwatch for your daughter.

What are some durable watches for kids?

What are some durable watches for kids?

Kids love to run, jump, and go on adventures. You’ll want to pick a watch that is durable enough to survive the beating a kid will put it through. Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a kids durable watch:

  • Make sure it’s waterproof. You never know when you’re kid will encounter rain, or want to hop into a pool. When they get used to wearing a watch, they can easily forget to take it off before getting into a bath or shower. Buying them a waterproof watch will ensure that it lasts through any watery scenario, and you’d only need one good up to 150 meters.
  • Consider the watch strap and maybe invest in thick band watches. Metal watches last the longest, but aren’t good for kids who might hurt themselves with it. The two most durable, kid friendly watch band materials are rubber and nylon. As far as keeping it clean, rubber straps like the Breo watch are easier to clean than nylon straps. However, keep in mind that rubber is more likely to break than nylon. You’ll have to decide what’s more important: a band that can stay clean more easily or a band that is less likely to break.

Covered watches for kids

Covered watches for kids

Here’s a tip for a watch that your kid is sure to love: take a look at a covered watch. Covered watches have a cover that opens on a hinge to reveal the time. This protects the face of the watch from getting dirty. It also allows you to get a watch for them that is part bracelet, part watch. When the cover is open, they can see the time. But while the cover is closed, some of them look like a bracelet.

For kids, some of the best covered watches are the ones that have a cartoon character on the front, like the Snoopy wrist watch. They are also a great first watch for a kid, because they’re fairly inexpensive and the cover protects the watch face. If your kid has a tendency to scuff things up, this will be the perfect watch for them because it the cover will protect the watch face from scratches.