The year 2013 offered the very of best of times for men’s and women’s wristwatches. As the year comes to a close, it’s easy to note that many of the popular trends from the outset of the year proved popular once again.

Strapping, oversized models were at the forefront in the men’s watch category with chronographs, diving timepieces and sport styles leading the way in popularity from brands such as Invicta, Swiss Legend, Red Line, TAG Heuer, Breitling, Movado, Luminox and Seiko.INVICTA-11749BGYBBLU-main

Timepieces with cases 45mm in diameter or larger and more than 15mm thick are among the year’s best-selling men’s timepieces at Diving inspired models with silicone straps were also in demand in 2013.

Bold, oversized designs were also the top choice in the women’s category with models from Invicta, Swiss Legend, a_line, Lucien Piccard, Kenneth Jay Lane, ESQ by Movado, Glam Rock, Michael Kors, Citizen and Bulova heading the list.

Colorful fashion watches and sparkling inlaid diamond, gemstone and crystal timepieces were also the popular choice for women in 2013.

Stainless steel, rose and yellow gold plate and ceramic are among the top material choices in both the men’s and ladies’ categories. Rubber and silicone strap watches continued to sell at the same pace as leather strap models.

The Top Five Best-Selling Watches at for 2013 were:

1. Invicta Pro Diver Chronograph: Rose Gold Plate with Blue Strap & Dial
2. Invicta Specialty Chronograph: Yellow Gold Plate with Black Dial
3. Swiss Legend Limousine Watch: Grey Dial & Grey Silicone Strap
4. Red Line Ignition Automatic Watch: Yellow Gold Plate with Blue Dial
5. Swiss Legend Bellezza Yellow Gold Plated Watch: White Dial & Brown Ostrich Strap

1. Swiss Legend Karamica Diamonds Watch In White Ceramic with Diamond Dial & Bezel
2. Invicta Angel Watch: Yellow Gold Plate, Mother-of-Pearl Dial & Peridot Bezel
3. a_line Chronograph in Blue Ceramic with Silver Colored Dial
4. Lucien Piccard Taney Yellow Gold Plated Watch: Mother-of-Pearl Dial & Crystal Bezel
5. Kenneth Jay Lane 3200 Series Watch: Polished Steel & Silver Colored Dial

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