International Women's Day 2021: The Women of WatchShop

International Women's Day 2021: The Women of WatchShop

To celebrate International Women's Day 2021, we asked some of the women of WatchShop to pick their favourite watch and tell us why they love it, and to share what it means to them to be a woman in 2021!

Kadija, Social Media and Influencer Marketing

Hobbies: Fashion and travelling. DIY and crafts, making things with my hands!


What is a watch you love from WatchShop?

The Vivienne Westwood Savile Watch, £235

Vivienne Westwood Watch VV234GRSG

Why do you love this watch?

I love this Vivienne Westwood Saville watch because it oozes luxury and sophistaction with a slightly masuline feel, which I think fits my personality as I like to dress in all black and wear cool accesories to jazz up my outfits.

What does it mean to you to be a woman in 2021?

Being a woman in 2021 makes me appreciate all that came before me. Especially, those that fought for my right to work and vote!

Megan, Marketing

Hobbies: Cats, gaming, cross-stitch & exploring nature!


What is a watch you love from WatchShop?

The STORM Selina Gold Ice Watch, £78

Ladies STORM Selina Gold Ice Watch 47480/GD/ICE

Why do you love this watch?

This STORM exclusive suits my style completely. I am a lover of all things colourful and like to dress up casual outfits with cool accessories. The pop of pink in this watch is the perfect finishing touch!

What does it mean to you to be a woman in 2021?

I feel as though women are facing more challenges everyday, especially amongst the pandemic, and we will continue to do so in 2021. I am grateful there are so many strong female role models out there and don't doubt that us as women will rise up as we have always done!

Amber, Graphic Design

Hobbies: Painting/crafting, running, baking, film photography and travelling.


What is a watch you love from WatchShop?

The Swatch Necessary Focus Watch, £57

Unisex Swatch Necessary Focus Originals Watch GZ341

Why do you love this watch?

The Swatch multicolour artist collab (JOANNE TATHAM & TOM O’SULLIVAN) adds the perfect pop of colour as I like to wear oversized, striped clothing.

What does it mean to you to be a woman in 2021?

Being able to express individuality and be accepted for who we are. Being unapologetically myself. For me, being a woman is about being unique and beautiful with full control over our futures and my lives.

Diana, Marketing

Hobbies: Reading, tennis, skiing, travelling and hiking.


What is a watch you love from WatchShop?

The Olivia Burton Midi Classic Watch, £99

Olivia Burton Watch OB16SE09

Why do you love this watch?

This Olivia Burton watch has a simple and minimal design which is perfect for my style. Not only a classic timepiece, it is also a versatile one and it goes with almost everything.

What does it mean to you to be a woman in 2021?

The role of a woman is changing and giving us more choice in how we live our lives. Having strong female role models gives inspiration to women of all ages who want to achieve or to live a fulfilled life.

Alina, Commercial

Hobbies: Reading, travelling, swimming, and yoga.


What is a watch you love from WatchShop?

The Tommy Hilfiger Blake watch, £137

 Tommy Hilfiger Watch 1782304

Why do you love this watch?

I love this Tommy Hilfiger watch, it is a fashionable item that makes a statement for the modern woman. The combination of plated stainless steel and rose-gold gives it an elegant touch and ads a glamourous finish. The Roman indexes which are enhanced by a single crystal at each marker makes it feminine and stylish, for this reason this is one of my favourite watches I own.

What does it mean to you to be a woman in 2021?

Being a woman is 2021 is about being independent and strong. For centuries women all over the world had fought for their rights and equality, and we should all honour them for their courage. They are the reason women’s voices are heard today and we see more and more women in leadership roles. I believe we should all continue the hard work all these amazing women have done in the past and focus on shaping the future for those who still need help to have their rights recognised.

Joanna, Customer Service

Hobbies: Psychology, cooking, and wellbeing.


What is a watch you love from WatchShop?

The Versace Palazzo Empire Watch, £990

Versace Watch VECO01320

Why do you love this watch?

This watch has a classic look with a hint of modern design that I really like. or me, the white colour of the strap symbolizes the freedom to make choices. The golden color makes you feel a breeze of luxury, and medusa head on the dial symbolizes strength and femininity.

What does it mean to you to be a woman in 2021?

Being a woman in 2021 - we do not judge each other, we support each other. My body will change, it will age and that is okay. The obstacles are to strengthen me, broaden my horizons, for myself and others. I can empower the world with my courage and love. I can attract the respect I deserve. I am not afraid to stand for our rights, equality, and diversity. Much love to all women.

Leah, Customer Service

Hobbies: Horseriding.


What is a watch you love from WatchShop?

The Vivienne Westwood Mall Watch, £265

Vivienne Westwood Watch VV228BKGD

Why do you love this watch?

Vivienne Westwood is an exclusive brand. It has a wide range of watches which firstly bring a sophisticated style but also bold and brave at the same time.There is no dedication to a colour scheme which I feel makes the brand more enpowering and less gender stereotyped.

What does it mean to you to be a woman in 2021?

The role of a women is changing and I am proud to be one. We have shown and grown over the years that everything can be equal. We are independent and strong and if we push ourselves we can be what we want to be in life.

Jade, Customer Service

Hobbies: Fine Art and 3D Design.


What is a watch you love from WatchShop?

The Apple Watch Series 5, £749

Apple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular, 44mm Gold Stainless Steel Case with Stone Sport Band MWWH2B/A

Why do you love this watch?

The best allrounder for me. Perfect for keeping track of exercise and great motivation to be more active. Not to mention timekeeping and social apps. The rubber strap is durable and in the dreamiest cream / beige shade. "

What does it mean to you to be a woman in 2021?

To be a Woman for me in 2021 is to know we do not have to fit into any mold that has been placed on us by society. To learn and celebrate our own individuality and understand there are no limitations to what we believe in.

Lorena, Customer Service

Hobbies: DIY making things with my hands to decorate my house.


What is a watch you love from WatchShop?

The Radley Heart Watch, £67

Radley Watch RY4368S

Why do you love this watch?

I really love this Radley watch, I think this watch suits my personality, the color gives you the feeling of wearing it either in casual occasions or in elegant attire. I think this watch is perfect for me.

What does it mean to you to be a woman in 2021?

Being a woman and a mum in 2021 and being in a pandemic has taught me many things, but the most important thing that it has taught me is that I understood that life is short and you have to always live it with a smile and enjoy it to the fullest. I have learned that we can be strong people by respecting the people around us, without judging anyone and supporting each other.

Kirsten, Commercial

Hobbies: Photography, hiking and reading.


What is a watch you love from WatchShop?

The Nixon Time Teller Watch,, £99

Unisex Nixon Time Teller Watch A045-897

Why do you love this watch?

This is my go-to watch for everyday wear, as I love its minimal style, meaning it will pair with practically every outfit.

What does it mean to you to be a woman in 2021?

2021 is the year that we are becoming more accepting of ourselves, and focusing on supporting each other, in the daily challenges we face. Whilst there is potential for much more progress, and for more women to feel valued, recognised and heard, it’s important to appreciate and celebrate the long way women have come in terms of where we stand, how we are seen, and what we can achieve collectively.

Sarah, Customer Service

Hobbies: Walking, Music (particularly live gigs and festivals), spirituality and psychology.


What is a watch you love from WatchShop?

The Junghans Max Bill Watch, £510

Ladies Junghans Max Bill Watch 047/4542.04

Why do you love this watch?

I really love both the minimalist style of this watch as well as the functionality of the markers and the date window. I love experimenting with a range of colours with my hair, clothes and makeup so the grey and silver will go with any style that I decide to wear that day

What does it mean to you to be a woman in 2021?

2021 is a year of change and transitions for all of us in how we navigate the world both as individuals and as a collective. We have all had to adapt in the past year from how we work to how create and maintain relationships. For myself and many others the past year has been a year of introspection and has allowed me to accept myself for who I am. As women, we need to accept ourselves first of all so that we can support others within our communities. In 2021 I believe that as a collective, we will be striving to be more accepting of individuals that do not fit into traditional stereotypes, particularly what makes a woman as well as our 'roles' within society.