The essence of UK style is very well defined by British brand Bench and the same goes with the collection of Bench watches. Always launching fresh designs throughout the year, you’ll be pleases to hear that there are a fantastic new range of impressive Bench watches just added to our shelves. All the new designs perfectly represent the cool and laid back UK inspired style but with a chic edge that makes them an accessory that can easily transcend from day to night. Bench watches also creatively capture some of the key trend elements of the moment but still retain the brand’s unique style.
Colour is still a big look on the watch style scene and the new ladies BC0355PP Bench watch is a vibrant purple tone, featuring a highly polished purple polycarbonate bracelet strap, a purple dial and the iconic Bench logo boldly displayed diagonally across the entire dial in striking white. This style of watch is incredibly fashion forward and the bold logo immediately integrates the strong and unapologetic Bench attitude!
A cool and statement style with a slick urban edge has always been a prominent look for Bench and the new BC0353WHBR Bench watch for men is a great example of this. Featuring a smart brown leather strap with a worn-in style textured finished, the main focal point is the dial with angled and defined edges, and a case made of polished stainless steel to add a contrast of textures and materials. The square white dial is boldly designed with blue, black and white accents and the Bench logo is also displayed. This watch is definitely masculine and edgy, yet also smart and chic.
Something a little more contemporary and different from the regular Bench watch styles, the BC0356BK watch is a unisex style and simple in design with a black rubber strap with grooved line detailing and a multi-functional digital dial complete with a red LED display. This watch though minimal in design, shows real style attitude and would look great dressed up or down. Sometimes less is definitely more!
Bench is a brand that has become a firm player on the style scene, with the cool and underground style one that has been spotted on the likes of Lady Gaga, David Beckham and Cameron Diaz. Bench watches can be mixed and matched with a variety of looks and can be used to dress down and add a gritty edge to a more feminine outfit for the girls for example, whilst creating a more casual finish to a smart look for the guys.
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Whilst watches have always been an accessory that most of us wear on a daily basis for both fashion and functional purposes, the past year has seen the watch rise even further through the accessory ranks with various styles of watches often being featured on celebrities and the style pages as the prominent and key must-have item of the moment. Here are Shade Station our collection of brands and watch designs are continually growing and this summer, we have more options available than you ever thought imaginable. For 2010, the major key watch look is all about vibrant colour, texture, and pattern with many brands integrating this into their watch collection, but in their own unique style.
First up, sports brand Adidas is constantly impressing us with their array of sporty but distinctively trend inspired Adidas watches including the new triple coloured Seoul watches, the highly retro Taipei watches and of course, the ever popular Oddity Candy watches. Fusing all the functional elements of a sports watch including lap timers, alarms, lights and date displays with highly stylish looks that incorporate bold and vivid colours, in addition to highly on-trend pastel tones, Adidas is still a core brand that is affordable and accessible to everyone but with superb effect.
BCBG is one of the new brand additions to Shade Station and the collection of BCBG watches are certainly guaranteed to impress every glamazon! Experimenting with shape, definition and texture, these ladies watches combine style appeal drawn from France, Europe and America and are geared towards the modern woman who likes to keep in line with the ever evolving nature of fashion. With sleek straps and distinctively shaped diamante embellished dials, it is no surprise that BCBG watches are a hot favourite in Hollywood with the collection of watches including sports inspired – such as the Elite Sport, colourful and elegant – including the Elite design, in addition to jewellery inspired such as the Releve watch.
Calvin Klein is a further exciting new brand addition with a range of super sleek, streamlined and sophisticated watches for men and ladies. These watches boast minimal detailing but are incredibly statement with contemporary aesthetics allowing each and every watch to work with any outfit. The new Glam ladies watch for example, innovatively gives the illusion that the dial hands are positioned on the strap and the Delight boasts a distinctive double stranded bracelet strap and a bold oval dial but keeps the remainder of the design simple, yet highly effective. The Calvin Klein watches experiment with texture and remain classically stylish, representing the essence and theme of the vast fashion and accessory collections by highly renowned designer Calvin Klein.
Of course, D&G watches are still a firm favourite and continue to impress us with exciting new designs that vary from bold and eclectic including the Hoop-la watch, to elegant and glitzy with the aptly named Cannes watch, and even classically chic as demonstrated in the Texas watch. D&G is a key brand that always remains prominent in the fashion industry and with typical watch elements such as logo emblazoned straps and dials, the use of diamante stones and unique aesthetics, D&G always has something to offer every style preference.
Diesel watches are further favourite brand with a selection of striking colour inspired designs, all boasting superb and innovative functions. DKNY also has a choice of stunning new watches that perfectly convey the essence of summer with the ultra glamorous and fashionable gold and white toned NY4913 watch, the gold NY4876 watch and the jewellery inspired NY4873 DKNY watches.
If you are seeking a watch that incorporates intrinsic attention to fine detail, striking looks and a creative amalgamation of colour and pattern, Ed Hardy watches could be for you. With a beautiful collection of tattoo art inspired watches with dials including artistic images of mermaids, skulls and other key Ed Hardy logos, colour is a large focus in the new styles with the pastel pink toned Spectrum ladies watch and the vibrant turquoise VIP unisex watch in the offering and making for great statement and highly on-trend pieces.
Another favourite that continues to impress us is Fossil watches, with their fantastic selection that successfully match function, with stunning looks. Fossil is renowned for their range of watches featuring wide and statement leather cuff straps and the new JR1148 watch for men is a fine example of this with two metal studs either side of the dial to create a stylish but edgy look. Polycarbonate straps are currently a huge trend within the watch fashion industry and the new ES2437 watch for ladies includes a white polycarbonate bracelet strap in addition to a diamante embellished bezel and mother of pearl dial, creating a casual but glamorous finish and edge to the overall design. Fossil is one of the best brand options for offering an exceptionally diverse range of watches in terms of style and is also highly respected in the watch industry for its superb and flawless quality.
Guess watches are still one of our most popular brands and are loved for their glamorous and glitzy designs that remain highly chic and ultra sophisticated. The new colour inspired Rush Guess watches for men combine vibrant tones with trendy and durable polycarbonate bracelet straps and boast a sporty edge. The new ladies Prism watches also feature colourful polycarbonate straps and a diamante embellished bezel for the added glam factor. The new Clearly Guess ladies watch with its diamante embellished triangle Guess logo is also a popular new favourite, as is the new Cupcake ladies Guess watch with a sleek black croco leather strap.
Juicy Couture is a super exciting new brand to hit our shelves and a hot favourite among the style icons in sunny LA! Juicy Couture watches comprise of a selection of wonderfully feminine styles with colourful and vibrant polycarbonate and leather straps, charm embellished and delicately detailed dials, and bold, statement designs typical of the overall Juicy Couture style. Perfect for making a real fashion statement, the new HRH and Fairytale Juicy Couture watches are definitely two new styles to look out for from this highly trendy brand, and are ideal for every princess!
LTD watches hit the style scene with a bang in 2009 with the brand rapidly growing in popularity throughout 2010. The new colourful and bold Maximo watches are the most recent additions and are indeed as the brand name suggests, strictly limited to 150 watches per design. Favoured by the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Jameela Jamil and The Saturdays, make sure you get yours quick before they go!
Marc Ecko watches include a selection of wonderfully bold and bling inspired styles for summer 2010 with highly detailed and artistic dials and elegant, chic and statement finishes. A Marc Ecko watch definitely makes for the ultimate wow accessory and the collection possesses a luxurious, elite vibe that is instantly recognisable to the Marc Ecko brand.
The watches within the Michael Kors collection are one of the most refined, elegant and unique in the industry. For 2010, Kors has integrated his love of soft, autumnal tones and colours such as cream, brown, gold and bronze with trend inspired elements including polycarbonate straps and diamante embellished detailing. White watches are a key look of this season, and the new MK5270 Michal Kors ladies watch with its white polycarbonate strap and exquisite pink gold plated stainless steel case and diamante embellished bezel perfectly captures every essence of the white watch trend but with the added Michael Kors elegance, luxurious finish and refinement. The new colourful Michael Kors watches are also a high recommendation for this season and fuse trendy with exquisitely chic!
Nixon has increased even more in popularity throughout 2010 having been spotted on a number of celebrities and style icons in addition to becoming renowned in the gadget industry. The wide range of Nixon watches are particularly impressive and the vibrant unisex Time Teller P available in array of striking colours is perfect for summer and also reflects the child inspired watch trend that is also a big look this year as conveys a more fun and quirky approach to fashion!
For those of you who are seeking a highly functional watch designed for use on the high seas, Nautica is the ideal brand with their new range of excellent watches for summer 2010. With ultra sleek looks and functions including water resistance of up to 100 metres, sub dial displays and highly reliable and accurate quartz movement, Nautica watches look equally great in the boardroom as they do on the sea and consistently provide incredible functional ability.
For a watch that steps away from the norm and demonstrates technical and visual design that moves outside of the box, Philippe Starck watches are a great option and effectively convey the minimal, ‘clean’ and thought provoking attitude towards design that Starck is renowned for in his work. The new PH528 Philippe Starck watch with its matte black unique rubber strap, minimal mirrored dial and diamante embellished case boasts an incredibly sharp and defined aesthetic and looks fantastically chic and visually interesting upon the wrist.
The classically British brand Ted Baker has a fantastic new selection of watches for summer; some with a typically traditional aesthetic and style such as the men’s 1039, and others a little more fresh and contemporary such as the TE1044, also for men. With sleek leather straps featuring textured finishes, bold dials and the subtle but chic use of colour, the new range of Ted Baker watches are highly versatile and effectively compliment any outfit.
The above brands are just a selection we have here at Shade Station and others in our vast collection include the great British street style brand Bench watches, the traditional inspired Ingersoll watches, Ducati watches for all you motor enthusiasts, Firetrap watches, the sporty Nike watches, Tokyo Flash watches for unleashing your inner geek and Animal watches, Police watches, Superdry watches and Zodiac watches to name only a few more. Make sure you take a look at our dedicated watch page which lists each and every brand we stock.
At Shade Station we are always on the lookout for the latest brands and styles and regularly update our watch collections accordingly so that you can be assured you are selecting from only the best brands around in terms of style, trend appeal, function and quality. Make sure you read our regularly updated style blog so you are up to speed with what’s hot and new in and which brands and watches all the iconic fashion movers and shakers are wearing! You can also follow us on Twitter @shadestation for daily style and stock updates.
From all of us here at Shade Station, we wish you a very happy and stylish summer!
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Watches make the perfect statement accessory and lucky for you, here at Shade Station we have a huge array of designer and brands to ensure that you find the perfect piece of arm candy. From classic and traditional, sleek and sporty, vibrant and eclectic and elegant and glamorous we have every style imaginable at a great range of budgets.
Let’s start with some new key style additions to the offering. First up we have the ultra trendy ES2157 Fossil watch style which with its black acetate strap, black dial and diamante embellished bezel, this is definitely one major watch trend to look out for. Watches can be feminine but edgy and the Fossil Watches brand is perfect at achieving the balance just right, always introducing highly stylish designs but injecting their own unique edge.
Diesel Watches is still a major player in the watch style scene and is renowned for its unique, eclectic and original designs that are completely unique to the brand. Diesel has some amazingly stylish new watches to look out for with wide straps – including rubber straps in some of the new additions which are very much on trend this season, bold dials and visually exciting detailing. Diesel watches for guys and girls tend to be bold and convey real statement style that works with a variety of looks.
DKNY is famous for conveying the essence of New York style in its products and the same applies with the amazingly stylish range of DKNY Watches. One particular new style that has us swooning is the NY4847 DKNY watch which captures every watch trend in a unique and striking design. With its translucent turquoise rubber strap and striking white dial this DKNY watch perfectly conveys the essence of spring and summer and will compliment your style and inject some vibrancy into your look. The brand has a great selection of other new watch styles with fresh white and aqua tones a common theme. Elegant, highly stylish, versatile and unique – DKNY watches definitely will not disappoint!
As this season is all about colour, Ed Hardy Watches are the perfect way to achieve this look with their stunningly striking tattoo inspired designs. With sleek straps (often cuff style) and unique tattoo designs including lions, skulls, fairies, butterflies among just a few of the Ed Hardy watch logos these watches are genuine works of art and really add visual interest and a certain LA edge to your look.
LTD Watches were huge in 2009 and what with JLS designing their own unique range called the JLS vs LTD towards the end of the year, the brand is set to be even more popular in 2010. Each watch is strictly limited, as the name suggests and these vibrant unisex styles are all about the colour factor! The new style which is set to be big this season is the Rolex style LTD Watch with its sleek bracelet strap – be quick though as each model is limited and once the style is gone, it’s gone so be sure you get yours fast!
Wenger watches are a new brand addition to Shade Station. With collections that are traditional, sporty or contemporary these are real investment watches with incredible function abilities. Tested in the Swiss Commando Raid, Wenger watches really go the distance and with such a great variety of aesthetic styles to choose from, you will definitely find a watch to suit. Perfect if you are looking for watch with something that little bit special.
Guess Watches is loved for its super elegant and glamorous watches that are feminine and chic and of course with that sexy edge that the brand is renowned for! A new Guess watch style is the Heart to Bling watch which perfectly captures the glitzy, glam trend with diamante embellished heart design on the dial. Guess watches also has some beautifully coloured and fresh tones for this season and are wonderfully sophisticated, fun and feminine.
Adidas watches are a great way to combine the two key seasonal trends of sporty and colourful and have some incredibly vibrant and funky new styles in an array of fresh and summery colours such as pink, blue, white, purple, green and yellow. With highly polished rubber straps, large multifunctional digital dials and of course, all at affordable prices, Adidas watches are always a firm favourite and have that high trend appeal that instantly lift your look.
Tsovet is also a new brand on the scene and these are incredibly unique and special watches that combine the vintage and contemporary in terms of the materials used in production and the watch technologies. With some strikingly beautiful designs, Tsovet watches are real statement pieces and make for the perfect investment watch when you are looking for something extra special. There are also some wonderfully feminine female designs in fresh colours such as white and gold.
The true British brand Ted Baker is also still a huge favourite and manages to combine its own unique style whilst injecting those key trends to keep the watches super stylish and fashionable. With an array of watches that incorporate bold colour and patterns as well as more understated silver watches, Ted Baker watches for this season typically feature beautifully colourful straps, perfect for a spring and summer look.
Michael Kors watches are great for those ladies who favour exquisite style and elegance and there are some wonderful trend inspired designs to look out for this season. Nude tones are highly on trend in 2010 and Michael Kors watches perfectly capture this with creams, fawns and browns a common feature as well as the stylish polycarbonate strap design such as the MK5197 with diamante embellished inner links – perfect for entwining high fashion and sparkly glamour!
Sporty attire and sporty style watches are huge this season and Japanese fashion inspired and a favourite of the celebs, Superdry Watches has recently launched the Superdry Sport collection and with their vibrantly coloured plastic straps including hot pink, blue, white and green with equally vibrant dials, these watches are definitely a great way to entwine sporty and colourful in one watch!
Bench Watches is a great brand for those of you who like skate, street and urban style and there are some fantastic new designs to look out for this spring. With typically wide leather straps and bold dials which prominently display the Bench watch logo, fresh light colours and true statement but effortlessly cool style is what the brand perfectly conveys.
Tendence Watches are a fabulous new brand to look out for and have been featured in a number of high profile style publications, favoured for their refined and exquisite aesthetic style and conveying the theme that everyone should stick to their own individual style and refrain from following trends simply because it is fashionable. Tendence watches therefore take their own inspiration when designing the watches which have a distinctively striking look with boldly featured numbers and detailing on the dials, wide straps and strong elements of colour in some styles.
These are just a few of the brands and styles to look out for and other favourites include extreme sport favourite Animal watches, the urban style inspired Black Dice watches, Nautica watches for every outdoor sportsman, innovative TX watches, glamorous and flirty Seksy watches, innovative and striking Oakley watches, classic Police watches, traditional Timex watches, and geek chic inspired Tokyo Flash watches with their watches that are designed to engage the brain and really make us think about the concept of telling the time! Be sure to check out our watch page for a full list of our exciting brands!
At Shade Station we are always on the lookout for the latest brands and styles and regularly update our watch collections accordingly. Check out our style blog so you are up to speed with what’s hot and new in! Be sure to also keep your eye on our sale items to get that sought after watch at a fantastic price. Whatever style of watch you are looking for or are seeking inspiration to try something new, we have all the latest and greatest watch brands and styles as well as the classic designs to ensure that you find your perfect watch!
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The Bench brand was founded back in 1989 in the UK and began as a small underground menswear brand which manufactured t-shirts geared towards the BMX and skate boarding scenes. As a larger number of people caught onto the cool style, Bench extended its product lines to a wider selection of products including clothing and accessories. Today Bench is renowned as a funky, comfortable and multifunctional British lifestyle brand with a street and urban edge.
Bench is also synonymous with the UK music scene. In the 1990’s whereby Brit Pop was the main music genre dominating the charts, iconic bands such as Oasis and Blur were often seen wearing Bench clothing which certainly helped to raise the credibility of Bench and increase its overall profile. Despite maintaining a strong British theme, Bench is now popular across the world and is liked due to its fashionable look, street style and vibrant designs.
Like the range of clothing, Bench watches are similar in terms of theme and style. Each watch makes the ideal accessory which is versatile enough to transcend from day to night. Bench watches maintain a simultaneous balance between great fashion and street style. The collection of female Bench watches includes timepieces with both leather and stainless steel straps and despite the urban and edgy vibe, includes some beautiful feminine and girly styles – the BC0237BKBK Bench watch for example is sleek and slim but the black strap and dial injects a funky edge to the watch. The subtle pink minute hand also keeps the watch feminine. Bench is also renowned for displaying the bold lettering logo on its clothing and the same is applied to the design of the watches – the BC0245SLBK Bench watch for example is a funky men’s style which has a wide leather strap and large square dial and the Bench lettering logo is boldly displayed vertically down the right hand side. Many Bench watches incorporate the wide strap trend and feature prominent dials – the BC0116BK Bench watch also has the added feature of silver sliders on the design to add an extra edge to this ladies watch. The various models for men and women include a combination of cool and effortlessly casual styles right through to smart and chic. Keeping to its original theme and inspiration, Bench watches are very reflective of street and skate style but maintain high trend appeal.
Bench is a brand which is always seen out and about at cool events and uses this is a way to showcase new products and keep the image prominent around its target audience. This summer Bench went to Ibiza and collaborated with both Ibiza Rocks whereby the popular band the MGMT’s set ended the event. Last month, Bench was also associated with the Shakedown project which has been established since 1994 and aims to show case the talent of local and nationwide graffiti artists and writers to the general public.
Bench watches are a great way of injecting a funky and street edge to your look; even if that isn’t something you tend to go for in your overall style. Each watch is made using high quality methods and are functional, reliable and comfortable. With prices ranging from between £25.50 and £60 they are also exceptionally good value for money. As a brand, Bench is regarded as extremely cool and funky and the ranges of Bench watches are the perfect way of expressing that true British style.
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The brand Bench launched in the classic Brit Pop era of the mid 1990’s and focuses on cool and funky skateboarding and BMX riding clothing and accessories. Bench watches have an underground look with a distinctively unique and stylish edge. Some of the female watches are a great way to accessorise your look with a stamp of street fashion, yet are still feminine and girly.
A new addition to the Bench female watch range includes the white leather BC0239SLWHS timepiece with three hand movement and a white face and silver dial. This is indeed a simple watch but very visual, versatile and perfect for a rock chick edge! This same model is also available in black.
As a brand, Bench is always getting out and about and associating itself with high profile events. This summer, Bench has collaborated with both Ibiza Rocks as the official Streetwear partner and also with Ibiza’s notoriously trendy Cafe Mambo to produce a collection of limited edition items. This is a relationship which Cafe Mambo and Bench are set to continue on a long term basis and will likely enable Bench to reach out to a whole new market.
Bench also recently travelled a little closer to home to Liverpool to meet the cast members of the hit soaps Hollyoaks, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, and allow them to see a sneek preview of the brand’s new summer range. Needless to say, the products seemed very popular and I’m sure the new range of Bench watches will soon be seen adorning the arms of some of the cast members!
Bench watches are also extremely budget friendly and with prices varying between £20 and £55, they are definitely a great purchase which hopefully won’t break the bank! A great look for late summer and some perfect styles ready to head into autumn.
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