23 Nickel Free and Hypoallergenic Watches for Ladies with Sensitive Skin

Having sensitive skin that’s prone to metal allergies can drastically reduce your selection of watches. You have to take extra care to find hypoallergenic and nickel free or nickel safe women’s watches that won’t trigger an allergic reaction. And since most brands don’t state whether their watches contain nickel, it can be hard to determine what watches are safe for sensitive skin.

To help out, we’ve compiled this guide to the best hypoallergenic watches for ladies. These are made of nickel free and non-allergenic materials such as titanium, ceramic, brass, and plastic. Find a selection of hypoallergenic and nickel safe ladies watches as well as everything you need to know in order to buy watches that won’t irritate your skin.

Nickel Free and Hypoallergenic Women’s Watches 2023

Ladies Boccia Titanium and Ceramic Women’s Watch


  • Made of solid titanium and ceramic, which are both hypoallergenic
  • Elegant rectangular face
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • Water-resistant to 50 meters
  • 2-year manufacturer’s guarantee

The Boccia Titanium and Ceramic Watch combines two anti-allergenic materials: titanium and ceramic with a stunning effect. It’s sure to add impact to your looks. The choice of materials makes it unbelievably light yet incredibly durable. Plus it bears 50 meters water resistance.

Swatch Chrono Full Blooded Stoneheart Aluminum Watch


  • Made of aluminum and plastic, both hypoallergenic
  • Incredibly versatile with a dressy, casual, formal and sporty design
  • High quality Swiss watch complete with a 100m water resistance

The Swatch Stoneheart is a friendly choice for sensitive skin thanks to it’s aluminum and plastic. It’s a bold modern watch with a really large 43mm face with a chronograph dial and sparkly adornment. It’s water resistant down  to a 100m rating so you don’t have to worry even if you’re on or around water.

Timex Weekender Watch


  • Case is made of brass, which is typically safe for allergy-prone skin
  • The nylon slip-through strap covers the underside of the skin minimizing metal contact with the skin
  • Excellent readability thanks to the Arabic numerals against a white background and Indiglo night-light
  • Has 12 and 24 hours time display and a red second hand
  • Plenty of strap colors and floral patterns to choose from
  • Two size options—the small 31mm case or the full-size 38mm case

In this age of smartwatches and bling, it’s pretty hard to find a nice basic wristwatch that excels at telling time. If you’re looking for this kind of watch, the Timex Weekender is perfect. The use of brass for the case and a NATO strap design that places a barrier between the metal case back and the skin makes it a good choice for keeping rashes at bay. Plus it’s lightweight and comfortable and the price is unbeatable.

Citizen Titanium Ladies Watch

  • Clear blue dial with luminous hands and indices make time easy to tell
  • 34mm face diameter is neither too small nor too large
  • Displays the date as well which is very convenient
  • Made of non-allergenic titanium case and band
  • Very good build quality with a sapphire crystal and 100m water resistance
  • Eco-Drive quartz movement is powered by light

The Citizen EW2210-53A is all titanium from the case to the dial, making it comfortably hypoallergenic yet lightweight but with excellent build quality. It comes with another benefit being an Eco-Drive watch: you won’t have to replace the battery every few years or so as the watch is powered by all types of light.

Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Wo himen’s Watch


  • Rugged watch for everyday wear and outdoor adventures
  • Waterproof up to 200m, making it suitable for even recreational scuba diving
  • Quality Swiss made watch powered by a precise Swiss quartz movement
  • Crafted with hypoallergenic rubber or paracord strap, nickel safe stainless steel, and a sapphire crystal
  • The dial is clean, easy to read, and has luminous hands and indices, military time, and end-of-life indicator

Whether you go hiking or love water sports, the Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. is a tough companion. It has endured 130 durability tests and comes with a removable protective bumper. It’s very comfortable too with the braided strap wrapping comfortably against the skin and the hypoallergenic stainless steel case is friendly against the skin.

Citizen EW1400-53H Solar Titanium Ladies Watch

  • Made of hypoallergenic, nickel free titanium
  • Light powered, no battery replacement required
  • Date display and luminous display
  • Classic silver-tone watch with black 25mm dial

The greatest thing about the Citizen EW1400-53H is that it’s constructed with titanium, which doesn’t irritate the skin. The next best thing is that it’s a light-powered watch so you won’t have to go through the hassle and expense of replacing the battery. The silver bracelet and markers contrasted with the black dial is striking on the wrist. The watch shows you the date and has luminous properties in the dark. Finally, the build quality is as you can expect from Citizen.

Tissot PR100 Titanium Ladies Watch


  • Nickel free titanium women’s watch
  • Part polished and port brushed links for an interesting look
  • 32mm case, great for all wrist sizes
  • Polished baton on brushed dial
  • Swiss made watch with date window

Do you like the simple classic elegance of the Tissot PR100? Then you will be glad to know that it’s made of hypoallergenic titanium and safe to wear if you are allergic to metal. It’s a simple classic with an amazingly lightweight feel and hard-wearing properties. The part polished part brushed links break the grey monotony and add a touch of glamour.

Quality is not something you’ve to worry about here. Titanium is known for its amazing strength-to-weight ratio and even the dial window is made of sapphire, the most scratch-resistant crystal material. And Tissot’s Swiss craftsmanship is respected even by watch snobs.

Citizen EM0720-85Y Eco-Drive Titanium Ladies Watch


  • Titanium case and band are safe for sensitive skin
  • Eco-drive watch – no battery replacement
  • Beautiful mother of pearl dial
  • Water-resistant to 50 meters / 165 feet
  • Scratch Resistant Sapphire crystal
  • 30mm case diameter

The Citizen EM0720-85Y Eco-Drive watch is one of the most beautiful hypoallergenic watches for ladies. The fascinating mother of pearl changes color depending on the angle of view. It’s mostly pink but sometimes appears blue and other times white. As a consequence of the titanium construction, the watch is incredibly lightweight and comfortable to wear. The 30mm face size is perfect for small wrists. Best of all, the watch is powered by any light so no replacing battery.

Citizen Solar EW2506-81Y Titanium Women’s Watch


  • Purple mother of pearl dial
  • Grey super titanium case and band
  • Light powered Eco-Drive movement
  • 50 meters / 165 feet water resistance
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • 29 mm case with date display and crystal accent at 12 position

The dial is the focal point of the Citizen solar EW2506-81Y titanium watch. It features a sunray pattern on top of an already beautiful mother of pearl dial with a crystal accent at 12 o’clock. The dial with rose gold-tone hands contrasts very nicely against the titanium band and case. The face is protected by sapphire crystal glass.

Rado True Thinline Ladies Diamond Watch


  • Both the case and band are made of hypoallergenic ceramic while the clasp is made of titanium
  • 30mm face diameter, not too small nor too big
  • Sleek black watch with rose gold accents on the indices, hands, and crown

Rado is renowned for its innovation when it comes to watch materials. They used ceramic and titanium to construct the Rado True Thinline making it one of the best hypoallergenic watches for women.

Fossil Original Boyfriend Women’s Watch


  • Bold, statement-making watch with a 38mm face, chronograph sub-dials, and date display
  • The leather underside prevents the metal case back from touching the skin
  • Beautiful rose gold-tone goes very well against the blue strap
  • The genuine leather strap feels luxurious and soft against the skin
  • Water-resistant to 50m or 165ft

Some people with metal allergies have reported a good experience with Fossil watches. Besides that, the Fossil Original Boyfriend watch features leather on the underside ensuring the metal case back doesn’t come into contact with your skin.

The watch is absolutely beautiful on the wrist and a known compliments magnet. The thin strap offsets the large 38mm face making the watch look feminine. The leather band is very soft and makes the watch pleasant to wear.

Fossil Women’s Georgia Women’s Watch


  • The leather strap ensures the case back doesn’t come into contact
  • The soft leather feels comfortable against the skin
  • Solid build quality with a genuine leather band and 50m water resistance
  • The face is simple and easy to read and the hands are luminous

If you love the Fossil boyfriend watch above but would prefer a smaller face, the Fossil Georgia comes with a smaller 32mm face. It’s modern with vintage-inspired details. The leather covers the underside of the watch and is very soft and comfortable against the skin.

Michael Kors Addyson Aluminum and Leather Women’s Watch


  • Made of aluminum which is a non-reactive and hypoallergenic material
  • The clear black dial is popping and also easy to read
  • Bold and trendy watch with s large 40mm face and a chic animal print leather band
  • Well-made and water-resistant to 50 meters

The Michael Kors Addyson offers a way to rock a big and fashionable Michael Kors watch without worrying about skin issues. It’s made of aluminum which is a hypoallergenic material. It’s gorgeous and stylish too with a trendy big face and a leopard print band. No sacrificing style for safety here.

Swatch 1809 Think Fun Silicone Watch


  • Made of plastic and silicone, no metal against the skin.
  • Beautiful white watch with sparkle on the dial
  • A Swiss-made watch for under $100
  • Bold and trendy oversized face watch with a 41mm face size
  • Free battery exchange at Swatch retail stores and backed by a two-year warranty

Bold, fun, and skin-friendly, the Swatch SUOP110 is a very good choice for any girl or woman with sensitive skin. No metal comes into contact with skin here. Despite the fun casual look, this is actually a Swiss watch delivering excellent precision. You also never have to pay for a new battery. Simply take it to a Swatch retail location and get a free battery.

Bering Ceramic Women’s Watch


  • Elegant white ceramic watch with glossy IP coated accents
  • Constructed with hypoallergenic ceramic and medical grade stainless steel
  • Swarovski crystals on the dial add a tasteful luxurious touch
  • 35mm face and 6-inch band, great for small wrists

The Bering Ceramic watch is one of the most beautiful and elegant nickel safe watch you will come across. It’s actually a compliments magnet. It’s also light in weight, thus very comfortable. Concerned about the metal parts? Don’t be. They are made of surgical grade (316L) stainless steel, which is considered nickel safe.

Bertucci M-1S Field Watch


  • High contrast and the luminescent display is easy to read in all conditions
  • Brushed stainless steel and box stitched two-ply nylon strap are extremely durable in the field
  • Japanese quartz movement tells time and date precisely
  • Crown positioned at 4 o’clock position for easy reach
  • Water-resistant to 100 M with a screw-down case back and crown

Bertucci watches are among the preferred watches for people with metal allergies. The Bertucci M-1S field watch uses a comfortable strap that goes underneath the case preventing skin and metal contact. Ruggedly designed, this is a great fit for demanding work environments and fieldwork.

Tissot T-Classic Automatic Titanium Ladies Watch


  • All titanium construction is safe for sensitive skin
  • Coming from Tissot, you can count on Swiss made quality
  • An automatic watch powered by the movement of your arms. You will never have to replace the battery.
  • Water-resistant up to 50m, it can withstand a swim in shallow water
  • 32mm case size with the face protected by a scratch resistant sapphire crystal

Beautiful, classy, and versatile, you can wear the Tissot T-Classic every day. The automatic movement means you never have to go through the hassle of replacing the battery. Simply wear it frequently and the movement of your arm will keep it running. And since this is a Tissot watch,  you can count on it to last a lifetime. All titanium construction is non-allergenic but also extremely resilient.

Swatch SUTB403 Sistem 51 Watch


  • Swatch non-metal watch made of plastic and silicone
  • Bold 42mm wide face stands out on the wrist
  • Hands and hour markers are luminous at night
  • Swiss craftsmanship backed by a 2-year warranty
  • Transparent case back shows the decorated movement
  • Swiss automatic movement with an impressive 90-hour reserve

Only Swatch can house an automatic movement inside a plastic case attached to a silicone band and still make an absolutely beautiful watch that even watch snobs respect. The pic doesn’t do the Swatch Sistem 51 justice. It just shines in the light. Most importantly, it’s precise and will go on ticking even if you go 90 hours without wearing it.

Rado True Black High-Tech Ceramic Watch


  • Made of high tech ceramic that does not react with the skin
  • Swiss quartz movement delivers the ultimate precision
  • Can withstand water pressure up to 50m/165ft
  • Swiss made quality featuring a sapphire crystal

Made of high tech ceramic, the Rado True Black is beautiful, high quality, comfortable, and most importantly and safe for sensitive skin. The four sparkly hour markers add a touch of feminine sparkle rounding up the feminine 30mm face watch.

Mondaine Classic Leather Band Women’s Watch


  • One of the top rated women’s watches for skin-friendly properties
  • Iconic design based on the Swiss railway station clock
  • Easy to read watch with a big face, white dial, and a red seconds hand
  • Powered by a precise Swiss quartz movement
  • Comfortable genuine leather strap with a red underside
  • Driven by a high-quality Swiss quartz movement

The Mondaine classic leather watch is a minimalistic watch that looks elegant and classy yet fashionable and modern. The design is based on the Swiss railway station clock. The leather band is of excellent quality and feels soft and comfortable on the skin.

Boccia B3170-01 Leather Women’s Watch


  • Elegant simplicity, lightweight, and very comfy for daily wear
  • Very easy to read time and date display
  • Made of nickel Free titanium and leather
  • All metal parts including the buckle are titanium
  • Feminine 28mm case size
  • Water-resistant to 50 meters

The Boccia B3170-01 isn’t just a lovely classic, it’s incredibly comfortable to wear all day even though your skin is sensitive. Titanium and leather are skin-friendly and the watch has the added bonus of being very lightweight and comfortable on the wrist.

Kenneth Cole New York Transparency Women’s Watch


  • Elegant and sophisticated 25 x 30mm rectangular shaped watch
  • The case is made of hypoallergenic stainless steel while the strap is genuine leather
  • Pretty rose gold-tone case frames an eye-catching dial with sparkle yet still easy to read
  • Powered by a Japanese quartz mechanism
  • It goes with both casual and more dressy outfits

The Kenneth Cole New York Transparency sports an urban sophisticated yet classic style and is well made but offered at an accessible price. Japanese quartz movement guarantees precision while the non-allergenic stainless steel offers a comfortable wearing experience.

BEWELL Wooden Handmade Watch


  • Light-weight, unique and stylish with a beautiful wood grain
  • Precise Japanese quartz movement with a three years battery life
  • Made of 100%.Non-toxic and hypo-allergenic natural olive wood

The olive wood used in the construction of the Bewell wooden ladies watch is natural and devoid of chemicals and paint. This makes it a safe choice for anyone with metal allergies. Even the back of the watch is wooden.  You’re not sacrificing precision here as the watch runs on a Japanese quartz movement.

What Does Hypoallergenic Mean?

Hypoallergenic refers to pure and natural materials that haven’t been treated with toxic dyes, chemicals, alcohol, and have no nickel content. These are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.
Hypoallergenic does not mean 100% anti-allergy. It just means that the material has an extremely low below-average likelihood of causing an allergic reaction.  This is because allergies are dependent on an individual, are unique for every person, and can occur from any product.
Cases of adverse reactions after exposure to hypoallergenic substances are rare few and far in between, or non-existent.
Hypoallergenic and nickel-free ladies watches are made of materials that are unlikely to irritate sensitive skin. Hypoallergenic and nickel free watches are generally safe for most people.
Tip: Every part of the watch that will be in contact with skin must be made from a nickel free or hypoallergenic material. The case-back, lugs, and clasps should be made of or covered by hypoallergenic materials such as titanium, hypoallergenic stainless steel, plastic, or ceramic.

Best Brands for Hypoallergenic and Nickel Safe Women’s Watches

While there is no 100% guarantee that a watch or brand will not cause an irritation, here are brands that use hypoallergenic materials and/or are positively rated by most people with sensitive skin. Some brands make watches that meet the nickel safety standards set by European Reach Regulation.
Some watch makers share nickel safety and allergy information about their watches on their websites, so it is always a good idea to check official sites and ask questions. For nice looking watches for sensitive skin at reasonable prices, check out watches by these brands.
The following brands offer watches made of hypoallergenic or nickle-safe materials and are rated positively by women with sensitive skin.
Boccia titanium watches are made of 99% pure titanium, which is nickel free and Hypoallergenic.Titanium watches are notorious for being expensive. So how does Boccia manage to offer accessibly priced ti watches? As the largest manufacturer of titanium watches (they make watches for the German air force?), they are able to offer premium quality time piece at accessible price points.
Swatch has some hypoallergenic metal free watches made in all plastic so there is no metal in contact with skin. These watches are constructed with non-reacting materials such as resin, plastic, silicone, and rubber.
Timex watches with fast-wrap nylon/velcro bands where the band is one-piece and forms a barrier between the back of the watch and your wrist so there is no metal-skin contact.
Rado Watches are made of high tech ceramics and titanium.
Skagen makes very beautiful and classy women’s watches that are reasonably priced. Their watches are not necessarily nickel-free but they are “nickel-safe” according to EU standards.
WeWood Watches are stylish, unique, and made from 100% natural and chemical free wood to make watches that are toxin-free and safe for most people with allergy issues. Their watch backs are wood and the clasps are made from nickel-free metals that comply with nickel safety standards.
Maui Kool wood watches are made of 100% natural wood without paint or chemicals, making them hypo-allergenic and suitable for people with sensitive skin.
Storm Watches, sunglasses and jewelry are made in accordance with European Standards for Nickel safety.
Other brands that offer hypoallergenic ladies watches include Citizen watches, Seiko watches, Tissot watches, Swiss Army watches, Certina watches, Bering wathes among others.

Best Watch Materials for Sensitive Skin

Nickle Free or Nickle Safe Metal Watch Materials

Watches constructed with pure titanium are hypoallergenic. Pure titanium is non-reactive and a safe metal for allergy-prone skin. As a bonus, these watches are lightweight and incredibly comfortable to wear.  Titanium is also extremely strong and hardwearing. Some great brands for ladies titanium watches include Citizen, Seiko, Certina, Tissot, Momentum, , Boccia Titanium, Festina, Bering among others.
Sterling Silver Watches: Sterling silver has no nickel. It is 92.5 percent silver and 7.5% copper. Check for a “sterling” or “925” stamp, which authenticates the purity of sterling silver. Avoid silver-plated watches. These may be a brass, copper, or nickel base plated in silver.
High Purity Solid Gold Watches: 18-karat or 14-karat solid yellow gold and rose gold watches are hypoallergenic. 9k  and white gold usually contain nickel. It is what gives white gold its silver tone. Avoid 14k and 18k gold-plated watches, as these may have a nickel alloy as the base metal and so cause irritations when the coating wears off.
High Grade Stainless Steel Watches: Stainless steel alloys contain chromium, nickel, and molybdenum. Surgical Steel also typically contains some nickel, but the bond in the metal is so tight that the nickel salts do not leak out to cause skin irritation. Look for high grade stainless steel labeled surgical on the watch case-back. A good grade to look for is 316L used by mid-high end brands Seiko, Citizen, Tissot, among others.
Aluminum is generally hypoallergenic.
Nickel Substitutes: Look for palladium, copper, and zinc alloys such as Brass and Bronze. Palladium is a white metal related to platinum. It is lustrous, hypoallergenic, and more affordable than platinum. Zinc (Zn) is an inexpensive metal that is often used as a base metal. It is easy to work with, has good corrosion resistance, and low allergenicity making it an ideal choice for those with nickel allergy. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.  Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.  Both are typically safe but can contain small amounts of nickel.

Hypoallergenic Non Metal Watches for Women

Ceramic Watches: Ceramic is a high tech modern material used in making watches. Beinga  non-metal, ceramic is hypoallergenic. Ceramic watches are stylish, attractive and safe on sensitive skin. Some of the most popular today and have been on-trend for a while. Ensure that the metal parts such as clasps and case-back are made from a non-metal or a hypoallergenic metal. The ceramic titanium Chanel J12 watch is a great example of the use of hypoallergenic materials.
Hypoallergenic Leathers: If you have metal allergies, chances are high that you will also react to mineral tanned leather because of the metal based chemicals used in the tanning process. Safe alternatives include leather straps with special undersides made of hypoallergenic materials, naturally/vegetable tanned leather, and faux/synthetic leather. Leather bands with special pads at the buckle to minimize skin contact with metal and having titanium buckles or clasps.
Wooden Watches as long as they are made of 100% toxin free woods.
Resin/platic band watches
Fabric watch bands
Silicone watch bands

Best Watch Bands for Sensitive Skin

Safer substitutes for common nickel-containing items: Watchbands made of hypoallergenic leather, ceramic, cloth, silicone or plastic.
NATO and Zulu style one-piece fabric straps that go under the watch case so metal is not in contact with the skin.
Cuff watches made of leather or plastic where no metal comes into contact with the skin.
Watch-band-center.com sells watch straps in materials, styles and designs ideal for sensitive skin.

Tips for Buying Nickel Free and Hypoallergenic Watches

Before you buy any watch, it is essential to go through the description, paying special attention to the materials used, and then read the customer reviews and ratings. You can also go to the brand’s website to find out more about the watch materials they use.
Pay Special Attention to the Case-back, Lugs, and Clasps: A watch may be made of a hypoallergenic material such as ceramic, wood, resin or wood and still cause irritations if the case-back, lugs, and clasps all of which come into contact with the skin are made from a non-hypoallergenic metal such as a stainless steel that contains nickel.

Materials to Avoid: What Watch Materials Can Irritate The Skin

Which Watch Materials Can Irritate The Skin?

Most people are allergic to nickel, a metal found in most alloys used in making watches and fashion jewelry. Another potential allergen or irritant is the metal cobalt. If you are allergic to some metals, you may also react to some woods and leathers because of the metal derivatives in chemicals used in their treatment process.


Nickel is the most common cause of allergic reactions. Most people with sensitive skin are allergic to nickel. It is often used in combination with other metals to form alloys that are used in watches and costume jewelry making.
Allergic reactions to nickel may take a long time to manifest. You may experience a reaction after your first exposure or sensitivity to nickel may develop over time after repeated or extended exposure to nickel.
Sweat and moisture erodes the metal causing skin irritation and itching contact dermatitis. As the top coating on a watch wears off over time, the watch releases nickel salts which interact with the skin and so one can develop a rash after many years of nickel exposure.
Piercing is a major catalyst for nickel sensitivity. The skin is injured and there is prolonged contact with nickel.
Once you become nickel sensitive, the only solution is to avoid it.
Nickel allergy signs and symptoms: You may notice a crusty rash after wearing a watch or jewelry. A rash or bumps on the skin, itching, swelling, redness or changes in skin color, dry patches of skin that look like a burn. In severe cases, there may be welts or hives, cracks or fissures, blisters and draining fluid.
Typical watch materials that contain or could contain nickel and cause an allergic reaction include:
Silvertone watches that are not made of sterling silver. Typically made from a nickel containing alloy and then plated or coated to give it a silver tone.
Stainless steel
White gold
German silver and nickel silver
Another potential metal irritant is cobalt. Cobalt is a shiny white metal used in the production of heat and corrosion resistant alloys, hard metals and magnets. It is extracted as a by product of copper and nickel mining.
However, it is not always that the above materials contain nickel. Always check the description when buying watches to see whether the watch is nickel free.
Plus every person’s skin chemistry is different, and what causes an allergic reaction on one person may not be irritating to your skin.
Wood Allergy
Though not as common as nickel allergy, about 2% of the general population is allergic to wood dust and some compounds found in wood. An allergic reaction to wood is similar to contact dermatitis. Signs and symptoms include redness, swelling, blisters, rashes and irritation.
Leather Allergies
The metal based chemicals used in mineral leather tanning may leave metal residues that might irritate very sensitive skin causing itching and rashes.

Things To Know About Allergies and Irritations from Wearing Watches

What Do You React To?

There are many different types of allergies as well as different degrees of skin sensitivity. The only way to be safe is to understand your skin and what it doesn’t like so that you can choose watches and jewelry that are comfortable and safe to wear.
So the first step to finding the best watches and jewelry for your sensitive skin is to identify exactly what irritates your skin. Armed with this knowledge, you can then shield yourself against discomforts and contact dermatitis with avoidance. Not sure exactly what triggers an allergic reaction on your skin?

How To Tell If You’re Allergic To A Watch

Not all irritations that occur from wearing watches are allergic reactions.  Some irritations are caused by trapped moisture, prolonged exposure to irritants such as sweat, cosmetics, friction, environmental factors, and other causes. Wearing a watch too tight or too loose can irritate or rub the skin and cause contact dermatitis. The right fit – not too tight and not too loose – is important for comfort and safety.
Allergic Reactions- Allergies are accompanied by itching, red marks, rashes or blisters, swelling etc. This can affect any part of your body that has been touched by the metal.
Not an Allergic Reaction. Just a Smudge- A smudge is a discoloration of the skin or even clothes where dark marks develop after wearing watches and jewelry made of certain materials e.g gold. This is not an allergic reaction. It is just a smudge that occurs when certain metals come into contact with chemicals from cosmetics, salt in food or even compounds in sweat. The metal tarnishes and stains the skin black.
Sweat Rashes – If you wear leather watches strapped tight for an extensive period, or under hot and humid weather, this irritates the skin and you could develop sweat rashes.

What To Do If You Experience Irritations

After you buy a watch, monitor your skin closely for the first few weeks. If you experience redness, swelling, itchiness, or any other irritation, stop wearing the watch immediately to prevent the irritation from spreading and see a doctor or an allergy specialist for diagnosis and treatment.

Anti-Allergy Solutions for People With Sensitive Skin

If you already own watches that irritate your skin, there is something you can do to. The caseback that is usually made from stainless steel and in direct contact with the skin is normally the problem, but a coating  can be applied on the caseback by a jeweler so that the metal is no longer in contact with your skin.
You can also apply a coating of clear nailpolish to stop the problem.
Some people create a barrier using duct tape on the caseback or wearing a band-aid underneath the watch, but this can be uncomfortable.
If all else fails and you have to give up wearing wrist watches, you can try fob watches (worn brooch style) such as those worn by nurses or go retro with pocket watches. These won’t come into contact with your skin.
Use metal-testing kits available on Amazon and other sites that will help you find out the metal content in any watches and jewelry.
When shopping for watches, consider watches made from pure metals, hypoallergenic materials or with special features for those with sensitive skin.

Proper Watch Care is Essential to Prevent Irritations

Avoid exposing your watch to chemicals and elements that encourage deterioration such as moisture and cosmetics.
Routine cleaning is essential. Dirt, debris, sweat and moisture can cause irritations and smudges on the skin. Keep your watch, bands, and skin clean and dry to prevent irritations. Follow manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning your watch to avoid damaging it.
Wear your watches snug and comfortable allowing room for the skin to breath, and preventing rubbing and irritations.

Wrapping Up

There is no cure for nickel allergy. If you know that you have sensitive skin and react after exposure to certain materials, the only way to keep yourself safe is through knowledge and avoidance. Arm yourself with information, get to know what your skin reacts to and use the information to buy hypoallergenic women’s watches and jewelry and avoid wearing anything with the potential to irritate your skin.
Or find a solution to prevent the irritant or allergen from coming into contact with your skin.
Luckily, there are safe alternatives you can wear. What every girl who has sensitive skin needs are watches made out of hypoallergenic and nickel free or nickle-safe materials.

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