For those of you who get confused twice a year when we have to reset our clocks, the time changes Sunday (April 6) at 2 am and we lose an hour (spring forward). Welcome the change with a brand new watch.
Gaze at the Galaxy's two different time zone settings, one digital, one manual, through its large face (1, Storm, 292 Queen West, 416-340-8579, $246). Brio is easy to read and displays the date, the second, minute and hour in separate windows (2, Storm, $241). La Swiss comes through with a sleek, traditional stainless steel watch with a handsome bronze face (3, La Swiss, Eaton Centre, 416-581-0096, and others, $219) that's available in a variety of colours.
Reiko's stylish suede band offers a dressier variation on the cuff-band watches on the market (4, Storm, $121). Be prepared to tackle any math equation with this little calculator watch (5, the Gadget Store, 4 St. Patrick, 416-597-0778, $68). The Groovy watch doubles as a bracelet (6, Storm, $121).
For the kittens who prefer to show off their sexy little wrists, the double-wrap Vixon is purr-fect (7, Nixon Watches, www.nixon.com for info, $99). Bezirk reverts to the medieval era with its chain-mail band and coloured face (8, Storm, $121).
Get down with some polka-dots with the Mudd (9, the Bay, 176 Yonge, 416-861-6079, $34.99). Relive your childhood with Curious George and his apples (10, Alkatraz, 475 Queen West, 416-504-3609, $24.99). Pretty pink Princess (11, Alkatraz, $44.99). Stay up late with Strawberry Shortcake (12, Alkatraz, $35.99).
Learn a new language with this multilingual watch.(13, Gadget, $38). Get abducted but never lose track of time with a sharp UFO watch (14, Gadget, $49). Add a splash of colour to your get-up with a Diesel stripe (15, the Bay, $145). The Nixon Don commands attention with solid stainless steel and sharp good looks (16, Sporting Life Bikes and Boards, 2454 Yonge, 416-485-4440, $199).
The California-born Vestal Watch company makes a fresh line of punk items like the Kettle (17, Parallel, 754 Queen West, 416-703-1777, $130). Or take a look at Fossil's denim fashion watch (18, the Bay, $95). Nixon's Naughty number was designed for girls who are sick of being nice (19, Vice, 383 Queen West, 416-596-0558, $119).
La Swiss shows useful elegance with a vertical rectangular face and dual time zone capability (20, La Swiss, $145). This La Swiss watch/chronograph's face is decorated with bold Arabic numerals, is water-resistant to 165 feet and has a quartz movement (21, La Swiss, $195). The classic Swiss Army features a full-function chronograph and is water resistant to 330 feet (22, La Swiss, $395).
The Roots classic men's watch (23, Roots, Eaton Centre, 416-593-9640, $100) is also available in a smaller model for women. The Independent is really cool, with its chrome bubble face and flashing neon lights, but without the instruction manual it was near impossible to figure out (24, Gadget, $145).
The super-comfy narrow leather strap makes the Nixon mini-GTO a sexy sk8 girl's dream watch (25, So Hip It Hurts, 323 Queen West, 416-971-6901, $199; men's GTO also available). A delicate twin-face watch is ideal for a woman juggling mates in different time zones (26, Gadget, $63). This Swiss Army ticker is water resistant to 165 feet and comes complete with a compass (27, La Swiss, $115) that's handy on your way home after a few too many at the pub.
With files from Emma Medeiros