I did some channel checks over the holidays and noticed watch counters were very busy in major dept stores, especially Nordstroms and Macys which carry extensive line of Fossil brands...both in fact seemed busier than Fossil's own retail stores in the same malls. It appears watches are coming back in fashion and category in general having a strong year with Fossil being one of the biggest beneficiaries...bought one of the Skagen watches myself as Christmas gift.
Yes, apparently the reported death of the wrist watch, was greatly exaggerated. Seriously, it was just a few years ago that wrist watches were said to be dead, due to the time always being available on our cell phones, etc. It's an amazing resurrection. Fossil rolled away the stone and hit the trail running.