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Keep track of your New York minutes
Kate Spade's Delacorte watches.

Between delayed trains and traffic jams, getting somewhere promptly in this city can be tricky. And while we can't always help running late, these NYC designers are giving us beautiful new incentives to obsess over the time.

Kate Spade The preppy label just introduced an adorable line of timepieces inspired by New York neighborhoods and landmarks. The Carousel bangle ($250) is an elegant ode to Central Park, and the cool and casual Cooper ($195) is great for strolls through the East Village.

Sasha Rhett Alexandra Daum's multifunctional watches come with interchangeable leather straps, so busy city ladies can swap a sophisticated neutral for a bright color when heading to after-work events. We'll be sporting one of her new resort-inspired ikat watches ($269) on weekend getaways.

Nonlinear Studio If you like gallery hopping, you'll love the Slip Watch ($200) from artists' collective Nonlinear Studio. The minimalist black leather strap and clean, off-center white face give the classic accessory an artistic edge.

Brooklyn Watches Brooklyn Flea favorite David Sokosh crafts outstanding hand-wound timepieces out of vintage cases, dials and hands. We love the Saint James watch ($595), with rose-gold details and a transparent back for ogling the intricate, antique-pocket-watch movements.

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