A surprisingly stylish iWatch .... along w/some more traditional options

The Apple iWatch is here. We have been curious how it was going to look, and we think it’s remarkably sleek and handsome, especially for wearable tech. We appreciate Apple’s relentless focus on good design and like the ability to vary the watch faces, allowing you to choose the one that suits your style.

It comes with some nice band options, such as the Milanese loop mesh (pictured) and Link bracelets; but also arrives in a gold-accented case, which we think is too flashy.

Whether or not you need a phone, calendar, fitness tracker and more on your wrist is up to you. However, we find it pretty cool that something we used to consider science fiction is now reality.  

For those not ready to put a smart phone on their wrist, or who prefer a more traditional watch, a couple of our favorites that will never go out of style include the Rolex Oyster Perpetual series ($5,000 and up), the Hamilton Khaki Officer ($845) and the Timex Weekender ($40)—just to show there are great-looking pieces at every price range. We think a classic band is always best in stainless steel or leather, but switching it up with a ribbon band can often be fun.  

But the watch of the moment is undeniably the iWatch, and it will be interesting to see if it catches on. With so many devices out there, we wonder if this becomes a novelty or a necessity. In the meantime, we are pleasantly surprised that Apple's take on the smart watch is more stylish than we expected.