The Watch. In today’s world, the watch is often considered an old school method of keeping time that is only needed in an emergency. But for different professionals, such as nursing, coaching, and business settings, the old fashioned watch is an everyday companion. A relatively young manufacturer of women’s watches, MVMT recognizes that the watch is here to stay and has combined style and value into a precision timepiece at a reasonable price.
MVMT came on the scene in 2013 with a new business model. Using crowdfunding and inviting customers to create a community of investors, the Los Angeles based company now is a global manufacturer of quality timepieces. Not only does it produce a quality timepiece but it also backs its product with a generous return policy and 24 month manufacturer’s warranty.
While creating a stylish watch as well as a functional one is a part of the MVMT commitment to excellence, the watches in this review range from the simple to the fashionable – all with the fine workmanship for which MVMT is known. The complete selection of watches can be found on the company’s website.
- Best MVMT Watches for Women
- MVMT Watches for Women Buyer’s Guide
- Expert Tip
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Best MVMT Watches for Women
1. MVMT Boulevard MB01-BL Analog
Part of the Boulevard series , this 38mm watch comes with a metal mesh band and is utilitarian in design. Its 3 hand Miyota Quartz movement is battery powered. The black on black style of this watch is only punctuated by the gunmetal hands and markers on the watch face.
For the woman who needs an understated look and a simple 3 hand time display, this watch is sure to please. Its stainless steel case and interchangeable woven mesh metal band are durable and will last for years. The medium sized dial is black to match the case and band. MVMT provides free shipping on all products and a 24 month warranty. The watch comes in an imprinted box for display.
2. MVMT NOVA FC01-TITA – Chronograph
A more feminine style than most mens chronograph watches, this model has three separate dials and a total of 6 hands. With its stainless steel case and taupe colored band, it provides functionality for those women who need more than just an hour and minute hand.
Unless mandated by company policy or dress code, most females enjoy a little bit of glitz even if the product is primarily functional. This model in the Nova Series, offers a brushed titanium dial to go with its taupe colored 100% leather band and stainless steel case. The 6 hand dial has hour, minute, and second hands with three subdials that show day of the week, 24 hour clock and dual time zone. The hardened mineral crystal and tough stainless steel construction are rated at 5atm for water resistance. Practical and stylish at the same time, any woman could find a place for this watch in her wardrobe.
3. MVMT Avenue MA01-RGGR Minimalist
Considered a minimalist style, this warm gold tone and grey leather model is quietly feminine in style. Its battery operated 2 hand display is useful but with a simple elegance that does not go unnoticed. A slightly dressy option is also available with a gold tone leather band.
Those with smaller hands and wrist can sometimes feel limited in their choose of watches. This model with a 28mm dial (about 1 inch) is classified as small and its 14mm adjustable and interchangeable leather band is thin enough to fit most any wrist. The Miyota Quartz movement and rose gold tone stainless steel are durable for years of use. With the addition of a hardened mineral crystal, the choice is rated as water resistant for normal everyday accidents and exposure. The white dial and light grey leather band are clean looking. This product comes packed in a gift box and with a 24 month manufacturer’s warranty.
4. MVMT MOD FB01-BL Minimalist
Predominately black in color, this product from the MOD series has a modern look to it with accents of rose-gold stainless for a more dramatic effect. Water resistant and durable, this version comes with an interchangeable black mesh adjustable band. The 2 hand display is easy to read and practical.
The modern look of this black and rose-gold option, makes a fashion statement in a minimalist 2 hand display format. The black dial and band are accented by rose-gold hands and rim around the watch face. The Miyota Quartz movement is known for its precision and the hardened mineral crystal protects the hands and inner workings from dust, dirt and moisture. Rated as water resistant for everyday use, it comes with an interchangeable and adjustable black metal mesh band. The purchase is shipped free in a gift box. The company backs its product with a 24 month manufacturer warranty.
5. Rose Gold/Peach Leather
The only option with a colored band that made it to this list, this combination of rose-gold stainless steel case, white dial face and soft peach colored genuine leather band is all around feminine in appearance. The 38mm dial is approximately 1.5 inches across and is categorized as medium in size. The watch face is marked for both hours and minutes and its long second hand moves evenly for accurate time keeping.
Color often factors into a woman’s personal style and appropriate accessories matter when trying to make an impression. This watch is perfect for attending a Spring time wedding, afternoon out on a first date or just when basic black seems overwhelming. The Miyota Quartz movement keeps accurate time and the hardened mineral crystal protects the inner workings against moisture and dust. As part of the Signature Series, this watch has both functionality and individual style. It comes gift boxed with free shipping and a 24 month warranty from the manufacturer.
6. BEVERLY MARBLE
Another option from the Boulevard Series, this unique option has a watch face of genuine marble. The rose gold case and hands, and grey band are similar to other watches mentioned here but the addition of real marble is an unexpected and pleasant addition.
The addition of real marble to the inside of a watch is certainly a unique idea. The rose-gold stainless steel case and hands contrast nicely with the background for clear display. The wide grey 100% leather band is interchangeable and adjustable. Additional bands can be purchased separately if a more dramatic fashion statement is desired. Rated as Water Resistant for everyday use the Miyota Quartz movement is accurate and is protected by a hardened mineral crystal. The watch is shipped in a box suitable for gift giving and comes with a 24 month manufacturer’s warranty.
This black and gold version has a bracelet style link band and Roman numeral highlighted dial. As part of the Gala Series, the polished rose gold construction give an upscale jewelry appearance. Considered small, the 32mm diameter dial is still large enough to read easily.
Special occasions often call for a more upscale look, even when functionality is required. Suitable for an evening out or any social function when checking one’s phone might be considered bad form, this watch offers the look of jewelry with a practical 2 hand timepiece. Its Miyota Quartz movement keeps accurate time while the hardened mineral crystal both complements the look and protects the hands from accidental spills. The watch is rated Water Resistant for everyday use. The rose gold stainless steel chain band is a fixed feature and cannot be interchanged with other types of bands. The manufacturer provides free shipping and a 24 month warranty for complete customer satisfaction.
8. GHOST IRIS
This understated model is part of the Bloom series. Its 2 hand display with smaller seconds subdial provides functionality in a quiet but fashionable combination. Classified as medium in size, the 36mm watch case in polished stainless steel adds a bit of sparkle against the white face and grey leather band.
This watch takes the standard function of hour, minute and seconds and creates a unique display with the use of a subdial for counting seconds. The polished stainless steel case and white dial is accented by rose-gold hands and markers. The domed hardened mineral crystal adds a unique quality to the appearance while protecting the hands and movement from dust and moisture. The watch is water resistant to withstand everyday accidents and exposure. This purchase comes gift boxed and with free shipping and 24 month manufacturer’s warranty.
If you are looking for a pair of his and her matching watches, the Hustle might be what you are looking for. The gold toned stainless steel case and band contrast with the stark black of the watch face. The 39mm diameter and 20 mm metal link band lean to the larger size but are available for both men and women.
At times style needs to be gender neutral and the Hustle provides a classy option for both men and women. The gold-tone stainless steel is durable and the metal linked band will stay on the wrist through days of heavy wear. A fairly basic watch that offers time and date functions only, the mechanism and hardened mineral crystal contribute to the 10atm rating for water resistance. A great option for those who must work in adverse conditions such as construction workers or manufacturing.
Professional and elegant at the same time, this rectangular 2 hand display with date window has a brushed gold tone stainless steel housing and a brown genuine leather band. The battery powered Miyota Quartz movement is design to be accurate and durable.
Practical should not mean plain or frumpy when choosing a woman’s watch. This thin 24mm (approximately 1 inch) wide watch is stylish enough to wear on an evening out but tough enough to survive an afternoon of carpooling, grocery shopping and meeting clients. The Gold tone case and hands stand out from the light taupe watch face. The hardened mineral crystal protects the hands and movement from accidental water exposure making it water resistant. Suitable for those with small hands, its 16mm interchangeable leather band is adjustable. With a 24 month warranty and free shipping, this product offers much to the woman on the go.
MVMT Watches for Women Buyer’s Guide
While all watches do one thing well, it is the special features that set each watch apart. Whether looking for a fashionable option that tells basic time or a fully functional chronograph with stopwatch and timer features, watches can be customized in a number of ways. A few of those ways are listed below.
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Reviews like this one tend to be based on best selling products and not necessarily personal preference. While this review highlights 10 of the products currently available on the MVMT website, one needs to remember that the majority of MVMT watches will never end up on a review such as this. If tastes run to more colorful and dramatic, it is possible that MVMT has an option on its website that you will like better than these options. The beauty of online shopping is that one does not need to settle for what is recommended.
Besides the obvious color differences, the band is probably the most defining fashion accessory.
- Interchangeable– A watch that is designed to accept different bands (interchangeable) allows the wearer to adapt the watch to their own special style and add to its longevity. MVMT has a quick release option with its bands that allow customers to change bands without tools.
- Construction – MVMT generally uses metal and genuine leather for its bands. Often, additional bands are offered at the point of sale to allow customers to customize the look.
- Types– These products listed here offer one of three band types. Metal link bands tend to be loose fitting and require a jeweler to shorten or lengthen them for a good fit. These bands are durable and fashionable and often made to resemble fine jewelry. Mesh bands are thin metal bands but are adjustable in much the same way as leather bands. Metal mesh bands are quite durable and are very simple and functional. Leather bands come in a wide variety of colors and types of leather. They are adjustable and generally preferred by persons who are sensitive to metal. Leather and metal mesh bands are most often interchangeable but metal link bands are not always interchangeable.
Power, Crystal and Movement
Except for the Arc Automatic collection for men, most MVMT watches are battery powered and have a Miyota Quartz mechanism. The watch face is protected by a hardened mineral crystal that increases water resistance. These batteries can work for as much as a year and can be replaced easily. Batteries are subject to damage from continued exposure to high humidity and liquids.
An estimated 17% of woman are allergic to some form of metal alloys. While stainless steel is often considered hypoallergenic, many supplies contain nickel, a metal that produces sensitivity when used in jewelry. Regardless of the color described, MVMT watches are made of stainless steel. Persons with nickel allergies or those who suffer from dermatitis may react to the metal. MVMT does have a generous return policy in the event that a purchase needs to be returned.
Tips for Buying Online
Watches have regularly become great fashion statements and collectible items. Having a collection of watches is generally different than purchasing a watch for regular use. Purchasing collectible watches offers a great conversation started when worn and allows a woman to show something of her personality. The downside can be the cost of obtaining such collectibles and should be considered to avoid breaking the budget on a cute impulse buy.
Women watches also vary in size a bit more than men. When purchasing a watch that is intended to be used regularly, dial size does become a greater factor. Before you buy, use a quarter (the coin) as a guide to see if the size of the watch is something you are going to like for everyday use. A quarter is approximately 24mm in diameter or the size of the smallest watch mentioned in this review. Place the quarter where a watch face would go and consider how it would feel after wearing it all day. On the flip side a 39mm diameter watch face (the largest size mentioned here) is a good bit larger than having a half dollar (50 cent piece) on your wrist. MVMT does provide images of its watches being worn but images can be deceiving.
Several of the watches in this review are listed as water resistant. A watch rated at 3ATM or 30 meters is resistant to everyday spills and accidents. The rating system is not intended to imply the watch can be used during showering or swimming. Prolonged exposure to water which may not hurt the watch movement may damage the battery.
Did you know?
MVMT Watches is a Los Angeles based manufacturer that began operation in 2013 with one watch design. It now ships worldwide and offers a generous return policy and 24 month warranty. All current designs for men and women can be viewed at www.mvmtwatches.com.