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Stay On Top Of Your Schedule With This Timeless Accessory

Time for a tech break.

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In the days of smart phones, laptops and other digital devices, you wouldn't think that watches would still be a thing that people — particularly younger generations —use everyday. But unless you are a complete tech devotee, analog time-tellers are still a totally on point, functional and stylish way to accessorize – especially when you want to stay on top of your schedule at college.

If you're heading back to college this month, a watch should be on the top of your back-to-school accessory list. Not only can it tell time, it can do it without a zillion notifications that distract you so much you end up staring into your phone for hours (when you should be studying instead). In fact, millennials have called for a return to the old-fashioned, analog timepiece to give us a much needed break from technology throughout the day. And, if it's the difference between making eye contact with a cutie across the quad or catching up on the latest Facebook post from your Aunt Sally, we'd say that having fashionable and useful wrist wear is well worth it (no offense, Aunt Sally).

While you can certainly hang on to your Swatch for old times' sake, upgrading to some new wrist bling will lend a serious professional edge to your 8am Stats lecture. Even if you're not a watch aficionado, there are tons of brands like ShinolaMVMTKate Spade and Kapten & Son upping the horology game by making affordable, chic pieces that will not only stand the test of time, but also your ever-changing wardrobe. 

Swapping out multi-colored straps on a single face to match your outfit is an easy way to compliment your look without skipping a beat. Or, if you want to draw a little more attention, look past the typical women-centric rose gold watch, and go for a tawny leather double-strap or a leopard-print face. If you're into classic men's pieces with a twist, a chunky gold statement watch will undoubtedly become your college calling card. Whatever your preference, you'll feel an air of sophistication as you slip on your new timepiece, step out of your parents' house and start a new year. 

College isn't just all-night ragers, frat boys and keg stands (actually, hopefully it's none of those things): it's about setting the tone for a whole new you. Stand out from the college crowd with a signature time piece:
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MVMT Santa Monica - $115
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Topshop Enchanted Garden Blush Watch By Olivia Burton - $140
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H&M Wristwatch With Leather Strap - $35
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