In this article, we will be taking a look at the finger ring watch. These are a pretty obscure little type of watch that many people don’t know about. The finger ring watch is definitely an eye catcher, with its unique appearance.
At first glance, you would think that it is a artistic looking ring, but upon further examination, you will find a fully functioning watch! A lot of finger ring watches are made for women, but we will be looking at a couple of the unisex options that fit both men and women. First though, let’s talk a little bit about finger ring watches.
What Is A Finger Ring Watch?
A finger ring watch, as the name implies, is a fully functional watch that you wear on your finger. These types of watches are extremely compact and lightweight. Now you would think that since they are made so small, that they will be much more expensive than full sized watches. This is not the case, however, as finger ring watches are usually pretty inexpensive.
Right now, finger ring watches are for the most part a a novelty item. While at the moment they are not very popular, it is hard to say whether or not they will catch on in the future. However, with companies such as Apple, and even Amazon joining the fray, who knows what the future holds for finger ring watches. I would definitely be interested in seeing if they do start making some type of smartwatch functionality common in finger ring watches.
Why Would I Wear A Finger Ring Watch?
A finger ring watch is a novelty item, and mostly you would want to wear them for aesthetic purposes alone. However, there are practical reasons to get one. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of finger ring watches.
Some people would want to wear a finger ring watch instead of a traditional watch for the size difference. For some, a wrist watch is too bulky, but a tiny sized timepiece that fits on your finger could be just what they are looking for.
The negative sides to a finger ring watch is that since it is so small, you have to look at it more closely than a traditional watch. Secondly, since it is larger than most rings, you may find it bumping onto things like desk corners and such, especially if you work in an office environment.
Ultimately, deciding whether or not to get one will come down to an individual’s own personal preferences and needs.
Best Finger Ring Watch
Should you decide you want to try out a finger ring watch, we have picked out some of the best options to try out at this time. These first two are very inexpensive, so they should be able to fit within anyone’s budget.
#1: Lancardo Finger Ring Watch
I like this one because of its simple, stylish design. It uses quartz movement and it is made of stainless steel. The dial window is glass. The band is elastic, so can fit various different finger sizes. A nice touch is added here in that the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock numbers are printed larger, which makes them that much easier to see.
These Lancardo finger ring watches come in a variety of dial color options. Both the case and band are always silver. It’s just the dial that comes in the different colors. Also, try to keep these away from too much water, as they are not water resistant. Remember to take them off when you wash your hands!
- simple stylish design
- unisex fits men and women
- 12,3, 6, and 9 o’clock are large and easy to see
- comes in different dial colors
- not water resistant
#2: DreamsEden Vintage Ring Watch
The one really cool thing about the DreamsEden ring watch, is the fact that it has a pop open window “door” with a neat looking design on front. This little door actually protects the dial window from scratches, since you can close the window, effectively keeping the glass from hitting surfaces and other objects.
This is a quartz movement watch with a glass dial window. Both the case and the band are made of stainless steel, with the case being bronze colored, and the band silver in color. Once again, these ring watches do not do well in water so be sure to always keep it away from water sources.
- neat looking design
- dial window has “door” that opens and closes offering protection for dial
- elastic band fits a variety of finger sizes
- not water resistant
Luxury Finger Ring Watch
Being as how novel ring watches are, there is not much in the way of luxury options here. I was, however, able to find a women’s only ring watch that has a luxury style about it.
Davis Womens Finger Ring Watch
This Davis ring watch is the most fashionable one I have seen so far. It’s a quartz movement watch, with a dial window made from sapphire glass. Both the case and band are stainless steel. The band is adjustable, to accommodate different finger sizes.
This particular Davis ring watch is a beautiful gold color. They do, however come in several different color variations. All of the diamond shaped hour markers are made from Swarovski Crystal. This ring watch overall has a very simple, but elegant design to it. It is women’s only, and would make a an excellent gift option! As with the others, this ring watch is not water resistant, so keep it from getting wet!
- luxury design
- Swarovski Crystal markers
- adjustable band
- not water resistant
- women’s only
You can think of this article as sort of an introduction to finger ring watches. These types of watches are unique in style and stand out from the crowd. Only time will tell if these are going to gain in popularity. But for now, they stand out as a novel and artistic addition to your watch collection!