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by Agatha Gilmore | August 21, 2012
bulova821The seasons may be changing, but classic watch styles aren’t going anywhere. According to Adrienne Forrest, vice president for special markets at Bulova, “the sizes for watches continue to get bigger,” with women wearing “what used to be traditionally a man’s watch.” This trend allows for the addition of more functions, such as subdials and chronographs, as well as decorative stones.

“Whether it’s a crystal or a diamond, cases encrusted with stones continue to be very popular,” Forrest says.

A case in point: The Bulova Precisionist Fairlawn Collection stainless-steel timepiece (96R167), with 24 individually hand-set diamonds, a patterned white mother-of-pearl dial, and striking metallic-blue hour and minute hands. The watch is water resistant up to 98 feet. $550, www.bulovaspecialmarkets.com