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Reliable, not ‘babyish’ watch for small-wristed 9yo - any suggestions?

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TheWineDarkSea · 24/06/2018 13:58

My 9yo is on her third watch - they break and aren’t fixable. She’s had these Timex ones as she’s small boned and I couldn’t find anything else that fitted her wrist (as it is, I chop several cm of the watch strap material off so it’s not going round twice).

Can anyone recommend a watch with a strap that can adjust right down, isn’t babyish (she doesn’t want ‘time teacher’ style ones) and that I won’t have to replace every year or so? She’s a careful child, so I’m prepared to pay a bit more as she’s unlikely to lose it.

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knottybeams · 24/06/2018 14:02

Garmin do a kids fitness watch with a replaceable strap, and I think fitbit have one too. Or does she want a pure analogue watch?

WeeM · 24/06/2018 14:06

Swatch do a range for slightly older kids that don’t have the bits that help you tell the time.

MagicFajita · 24/06/2018 14:08

I bought my daughter (11) a swatch for Christmas, they have a few smaller watches that look grown up for older kids as a pp said.

TamiTayorismyparentingguru · 24/06/2018 14:08

My DD (10) has an ice watch - she got it 3.5 years ago and it’s still going strong. We’ve replaced the battery once but that’s it. She is also quite petite but it fitted her age 7 so I’m sure it would fit your dd.

MagicFajita · 24/06/2018 14:10

This one.

Reliable, not ‘babyish’ watch for small-wristed 9yo - any suggestions?
TheWineDarkSea · 24/06/2018 14:13

knottybeams She’d like pure analogue - there are kids at school with fitness watches but she’s not part of that group.

I’ll have a look at Swatch, but does anyone have any experience of how small they go?

Tami I’ve never heard of ice watches, do you mean the ICE mini in extra small?

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MagicFajita · 24/06/2018 14:15

My daughter is very dainty and slight op , that swatch is perfect on her.

WeeM · 24/06/2018 14:17

My DD got the kiddy swatch when she was 4 and she has tiny wrists-it was a bit big on the tightest hole but still wearable. Not sure how the slightly older range size up in comparison though.

TheWineDarkSea · 24/06/2018 14:21

Thanks, all - I’ll have a chat to dd about which she prefers, but lots of things I would never have found.

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TamiTayorismyparentingguru · 24/06/2018 14:24

I think it’s this one that DD has. It’s definitely not the mini one - it’s more grown up looking than the mini ones. I’m pretty certain it is from the women’s range.

boxoftoads · 24/06/2018 16:55

Kath kidson do pretty analogue watches for girls

PlayingForKittens · 24/06/2018 17:22

My 11 year old has a lorus, it has been through the washing machine and still works so it certainly qualifies as reliable!

oobedobe · 24/06/2018 21:04

My 9yo got this one last Christmas, it is Flik Flak (kids swatch), they are waterproof and hard wearing.

SnartyFartBlast · 24/06/2018 21:05


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