Although the main purpose of a watch is to tell time, it has evolved as a fashion statement over the centuries. The era of the hourglass watches and sundials is long gone. Watches are now considered to speak volumes about the wearers standing in the society.Earlier, there were only pocket watches that were carried in a pocket and hung with a chain to the neck. The wristwatch is a smaller version of the pocket watch and is a fairly recent invention. There have been and are watches that are powered differently, like the self-winding, battery, digital, kinetic, light powered, and thermal powered watches.The varieties of watches that are found in the market are mind-boggling. There are watches that show two times. If you are traveling, the time back home is also shown along with the time of the place you are in. There are waterproof watches that can be used under water too. They have a covering on them that protects them from getting wet. In fact, you can buy them just to protect your watch from getting spoiled during day-to-day activities or when raining. Stopwatches are used in sports to track exact timing, to the second. Watches that have heart monitors show the heart rate when exercising. This is really good for those with heart problems.Today, watches are also dressy, classy, and exude style. You get watches to match every outfit, every mood, and every occasion. The various features combined with a great look make the most in demand accessories. There are several brands in watches today, like Invicta, Casio, Seiko, Timex, Citizen, Rolex, Swiss watches and hundreds more. Watches come in all metals, including gold and silver. They are also set with precious stones, the most popular are diamond watches. Diamond watches are a craze in spite of being the most expensive. People are spending as much as they would on jewelry, or in some cases more. Even jewelry stores stock watches these days.These jewelry watches made from precious metals and precious stones such as diamonds, sapphires, rubies etc., are available for both men and women. Men’s watches have totally undergone a transformation, and even if they are still large and have a different look when compared to a women’s watches, they come in all styles and shapes and look very fashionable. There are many leading brands that are making these jewelry watches, and they include big names in the watch business, like Gucci, Rolex, Tag Huer, Tiffany, and Tissot, Swatch and some others. If you are also fashion conscious and wish to wear a watch that does its duty of telling the time as well as attracts envious glances, go in for one of these jewelry watches that are the order of the day. They also make the best gifts to that special someone. If you are a guy, go ahead and gift a precious watch for your girl. She would be thrilled to receive on and she sure doesn’t expect only jewelry anymore.