National Watch Day - June 19


On June 19th, National Watch Day recognizes an industry which has been around for more than 500 years and is steadily evolving. Choosing a watch is very personal as the choices are vast and numerous. Even with the advent of smartphones and smartwatches, the classic wrist watch is a sign of individual taste, culture, and a rich history that cannot be disputed.

Rich in history and nostalgia, watches were not only crafted for telling time but have always been a symbol of something personal, a statement of who we are. Timepieces are often passed down from generation to generation, often gifted as a rite of passage, and essentially become heirlooms.

The iconic watch brands have paved the way for new trends like ‘vintage inspired’, ‘slimmer profiles’, and affordable luxury. Re-inventing a brand’s signature look often balances traditional aesthetics with modern details. By creating and recreating new concepts, watches became a fashion accessory much like scarves and bags.


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Nordstrom founded National Watch Day on June 19 to celebrate the history and design of watchmaking.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared the day to be celebrated annually in 2017.

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