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Sophistication for Students

Rakibul Hasan

Trendy watches for students.
Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo

Remember, how all of us used to rush off with our pen and paper during the last few minutes of our exam, repeatedly checking the time? With the passing of each minute, it seemed like we were doomed! There was no way we would get a decent grade! Nevertheless, during those times, your watch actually becomes your best friend. One might say that the cell phone has taken the place of the watch today. However, the reality is that watches are still very much in fashion. Besides, your teacher will never allow you to take your cell phone inside the exam hall. Watches are not mere timepieces, but outstanding accessories which can make you look trendy and chic.

Whether you like it or not, the watch you wear speaks tons about your personality more than anything else. The glamour of a fancy shoe or a designer cloth can be temporary but the appeal of a good watch is eternal. If you are tired with your old digital watch and curious about what's shaking up the present watch industry, it is the time for you to do some little experiments with the design and colours of your watch to allow a boost to your chic image. Watches are the only item that you keep with you always and you can make your very own fashion statement through sporting a stylish watch and looking cool.

Even the best dressed person can get puzzled when it comes to buying the right watch. So it is better to ask a few questions to yourself before buying one, for example how much to spend on it etc. When finally you are out to buy a watch, look through any shopping mall and you will end up with a plenty of options. There are plenty of malls and shopping complexes in Dhaka where one can shop for watches. If you have a limited budget, then New Market is the best place, since it has a variety of stylish watches at a reasonable price.

Bangladesh has always been crazy about sports. Young people are also into watches with a sporty look. Sports watches are very sleek, very durable and made of high-quality plastic composites. These watches often incorporate a stopwatch, a compass, GPS technology (which would not work, unfortunately in Bangladesh!) and other gadgets suitable for the young generation leading an active lifestyle. Bad news - there is a swarm of replicas in the market, of the original brands. Good news - students can buy them cheap!

Commenting on the recent trends of watches, Bidhan, the officer of sales and customer care of Time Zone says, "Young people, particularly the students, are crazy about the sport watches. The digital watches are quite out of the fashion scene and everyone is into analogue watches once again, with the hour and minute hands. These give a more sophisticated look to the watches. They are also trying out watches with wide belts. Some of the most famous brands that students buy are Fasttrack, Tissot, Timex, Titan, Credence and many more. As in recent years, the price of watches of brands has come down and can be afforded even by students. This is one of the main reasons as to why brands appeal to students, nowadays, more than replicas.”

The watch you wear speaks for your taste and character. So when you pick up watches to accessorise yourself, watch out for the stylish options which would boost up your confidence and make you stand out.

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