Digital watches are making a comeback. They were all the rage back in the 1980s, when teased hair and very light blue jeans were considered the epitome of fashion. One can shudder at the thought of some of the trends that are being revived, but luckily digital watches are a cool revival and a welcome shift in popular trends.

Digital watches are a smart competitor to analog watches because they, too, are simple in design and get the point across quite efficiently. They’re not as complicated as chronograph watches but they still offer interesting features like a stopwatch or timer. You can set alarms as reminders and plenty of other cool things. And these are just technical details.

As a status symbol digital watches are super cool now. You see them being sold in some of the most popular clothing stores. They’re highly sought fashion items because they have a retro appeal. If you pair them with the right outfit you can officially say you have mastered a true vintage look circa 1970s or 1980s.

So, if you’re bored with the old fashioned analog watch but you’re not looking for something too specific like diver watches, then standard digital is just the accessory you need for timekeeping.