Last Updated on 6th March 2008

marcjacobs_linkwatch.jpgI’ve never had a purely functional watch. In fact, the one that I’ve been sporting since college is a Gucci bracelet watch that has no hash marks or numbers on the face. I can barely make out the hour on it (the oblong shape doesn’t help my cause either), but it’s just so pretty. I mean, who needs an actual time-telling watch when we can’t leave the house these days without a cell phone or Blackberry in tow?

Becoming more demode is the concept of heavy, traditional watches, and more prevalent are unique and stylish accessories that happen to be watches.

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This MARC by Marc Jacobs Link Watch fits perfectly in that same vein of thought. From afar, it looks like a trendy link cuff bracelet, but up close, it has more practical purposes with a watch face built into one of the center links (albeit a teeny one). Although telling time with exact precision might not be your strongest suit with this piece, having some wrist candy to flaunt (and a good excuse to ask the cute guy standing next to you if he has the time) more than make up for its impracticality. $150 available at Bergdorf Goodman.

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