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Ditch Delicate + Get Bold In Menswear-Inspired Watches

Photo by Naoko Kakuta

Techies, take note—the watch is making a comeback. Strap on one of these
gender-bending timepieces and go.

Who says you can’t wear your boyfriend’s watch? Grab this oversized Diesel style with brown leather strap, weighty silver case, and dramatic numbering off the nightstand, and parade it around with pride. $195 at Diesel, 800 Market St. (at Stockton), 415-398-4055, diesel.com

This Tiffany & Co. Atlas chronograph is a classic with an updated twist. The stainless steel square case with black and silver dial and black alligator strap screams sheer sophistication. Consider this your payoff for hard work. $7,800 at Tiffany & Co., 350 Post St. (at Stockton), 415-781-7000, tiffany.com

This Swarovski women’s watch boasts a decidedly masculine touch. The stainless steel bracelet, black sunray dial, and clear crystals lend an air of pure elegance whether you’re wearing a business suit or a party frock. $950 at Swarovski, 295 Geary St. (at Powell), 415-677-9790, swarovski.com

Make a statement with this modern wristwatch by Bell & Ross. There’s nothing subtle about the large circle-square face, matte black carbon case, and neutral leather strap—the perfect accessory for any design lover. $5,700 at Shreve & Co., 200 Post St. (at Grant), 415-421-2600, shreve.com

Swing both ways—work or casual, that is. Modeled after old railway station clocks, this piece by local watchmaker TOKYObay features a textured leather strap and a simple face for understated vintage appeal that works both at the office and on weekends. $125 at tokyobayinc.com