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I want to get my three year old a watch. I am interested in both an old-fashioned watch with hands, which she loves, and possibly a digital stop watch that has a timer that can be set so when her watch goes off she knows it's time to leave the park <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Anyone have any favorite features in a first watch of either sort?<br><br>
I figure for the hands watch we want one that shows all the numbers, and has an easy to read face. I'm not interested in characters or anything particularly childlike.<br><br>
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I bought dd a Supergirl analog wristwatch from Avon that she will be getting for Christmas. I am not into character items, but I like giving her the message that she is a super-girl because she is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I definitely wanted to get an analog watch to give her more practice with analog time-telling. She knows to every 5 minutes but she isn't totally quick with it so this would allow her to practice at her leisure in real-life situations.
 

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My mom thought it would be great to get dd a Cinderella watch because that was the Princess du jour (and mom works for the corporate rat, so she gets discounts on crap. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I couldn't tell you where that watch is now. We didn't throw it out, but it's definitely in one of the many voids of the house.... What I didn't like about it was that it was like Swatch, there were no numbers on it. Just points to determine 3, 6, 9 and 12. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> We got her a Melissa and Doug play clock (no rants) awhile back. She's now starting to enjoy it and is past an age of sucking on pieces, so I'm not too worried about it. You might want to opt for a regular watch if you'd like her to get a sense of time. Most books I've scene tried to teach both a regular watch face and analog (digital) time. I know Haba makes some jewelery and one is a watch, but it's not a working watch (with the mechanisms and gears), from what I can tell.
 

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I like Flik Flak watches. You can get them at Swatch. They're geared toward preschoolers and are designed for easy learning. The minute hand is blue, and the minutes are on the face by fives. The hour hand is red and the hour numbers are red as well, so it's easy to make the connection. The hands are a boy and a girl. The girl is the hour hand and the boy is the minute hand, so if you can remember "ladies first," it's easy to remember what order the numbers go in. The hands aren't too "character-y" and the bands are always really cute. Plus, you can stick the whole thing in a sock and wash it in the washer if it gets dirty.
 

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I want to get my three year old a watch. I am interested in both an old-fashioned watch with hands, which she loves, and possibly a digital stop watch that has a timer that can be set so when her watch goes off she knows it's time to leave the park


Anyone have any favorite features in a first watch of either sort?

I figure for the hands watch we want one that shows all the numbers, and has an easy to read face. I'm not interested in characters or anything particularly childlike.

Thanks!
Now there are excellent models of smart watches that are sold at excellent prices, but for me, automatic watches with hands will always be the best. Recently, my mother bought herself an apple watch and they stopped working just a week later. I was shocked because they were in 5 times more expensive than my regular watch that I have been wearing for more than 5 years. By the way, I’m thinking about buying a newer model of quartz watches and decided to find the best automatic watches. There are a lot of options and I don’t even know what to choose. I thought, that you can help me in choosing, you will understand ah. What do you say?
 
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