Best Watches for University Students

February 15th, 2022

University is a rush of commutes, classes, and presentations. Thus, a timepiece is a must for any college student who wants to be punctual. While phones have clocks, pulling them out takes valuable time. Moreover, they aren’t quite as stylish as a designer wristwatch. They not only tell time but are fashionable works of art that add sophistication to any outfit. For a university student who wants to be on time as well as trendy, they should strongly consider getting one of these watches.

Classically Functional

Breitling is one of the most legendary Swiss brands, owing to their long tradition of innovative, state-of-the-art designs. Many Breitling collections feature the elements most important to a university lifestyle: precision, durability, and aesthetics.

This Aviator 8 Automatic 41 is a true marvel. Its rich aquamarine face is imbued with easy-to-read Arabic numerals as well as a rugged stainless steel case. With many options for the strap, including calfskin leather and steel, it’s easy to make it yours. This timepiece adds a fantastic splash of color to every ensemble without overpowering your look.

Fashion-Forward Engineering

Some of the more mathematically minded may appreciate skeleton dials, which feature a see-through face. This allows the viewer to see the innermost workings of the device, such as the intricate gears that turn the hands. Rado is a renowned company known for their unorthodox, minimalist, and accessible timepieces.

Made of stainless steel, this piece will last longer than university. Its black and silver color means it will match any formal outfit, perfect for presentations.

Express Yourself

While round watches are classic for a reason, sometimes you want to be different. A square case is unusual and extraordinarily modern.

 It also features a unique color scheme, using contrasting orange and blue for dramatic effect. Included are chronograph complications, allowing for more precise time-telling.

For the Finest Luxury

If these pieces are not sufficiently extravagant, there is the Zenith Elite Moonphase watch. This timepiece is for those who wish to sport an artistic piece.

The signature of this dapper heirloom is its moon phase complication. Unlike some other complications, this is one that is more than just practical, as this moon motif is intricately detailed and intriguing. The polished steel case works in conjunction with a subtle yet sophisticated leather band that makes for a beautifully minimalist display.

Go Back to University in Style at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers

We at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers understand that college is a competition, won only by those who are punctual, fashionable, and industrious. Our fine selection of timepieces includes many of the best Swiss designers, ensuring that you can easily discover the watch that suits your needs.


We also offer bracelets, necklaces, earrings, bridal jewelry, and more for those who want to enliven their wardrobe or the wardrobes of others. Contact our Walnut showroom at (909) 831-8888 and our San Gabriel location at (626) 456-2222.