Women don't like Pink

I have seen more than a few posts in the last year on this platform and I thought I'd give you all, not just "one woman's" perspective, but also some data to back it up

You see, "women" don't like pink. Many studies have shown that women's favorite colors are: blue, green, and purple.

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Yet, when a guy asks what watch he should get his daughter, niece, grandmother, wife, girlfriend, etc, the list is always filled with pink choices. She probably does not want a pink watch.

Meanwhile, many brands have historically offered women choices in rose gold with pink dials and flowers and diamonds while complaining that women aren't into watches

Who sells women the most watches by a large margin? CARTIER. With lovely silvery white dials, blued hands, and black or brown straps.

The it girl watch right now is the Panthere. It is not pink

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Just a note to help all y'all out. Your female loved one probably does not want a pink watch.

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🙋🏽‍♀️Same. I also do not like pink.

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Yes, my wife likes blue and green, she has very little of anything that is pink. Pink is just a stereotype color that women are “supposed” to prefer, and men are “supposed” to like blue. Personally, I like purple!!!😎

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6% of women appear to like pink. Women like pink more than men like pink. It's just watered down red anyway...

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Lauren

🙋🏽‍♀️Same. I also do not like pink.

I do. I like pink. 👋

Not a woman. But I do like pink (because it’s a color not a gender) AND most importantly, I look damn good in pink

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I hope I don’t sound condescending. Rolex also is like the king of “women’s” watches, and they probably have done a lot of market research to reconfirm and tailor their choices in the DJ collection. My mom’s favorite color is green, but she has a very stereotypical women’s Rolex. Granted she is kinda traditional in some ways. At work I do see a diversity of straps in womens Apple Watches. And the wristwatch I notice the most on women are Lady DJs, not OPs. Just my two cents

All this said, I’m a huge proponent of letting a woman/girl pick out her own watch and meaningfully shown all the options she has at her disposal when a man wants to buy her a watch. And I am also a huge proponent of more unisex options and watches in size ranges that better fit women’s wrists like 34-36 mm. More power to y’all.

Ironically, i am saving to get a younger cousin of mine a “ladies” Tissot, but this is mostly because it’s a highway robbery of a deal on a good-looking chronometer. And the watch is only overtly “feminine” in it being small and having MOP in the dial, but the rest is the same cosmetically as the men’s model.

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🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣no wonder my girlfriend doesn't wear the pink IceWatch that I gave her years ago, Furthermore, the one she wants to take away from me is the Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 16

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mannyb65

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣no wonder my girlfriend doesn't wear the pink IceWatch that I gave her years ago, Furthermore, the one she wants to take away from me is the Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 16

Raaad!

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I dont like/wear pink watches or straps but i like to wear pink shirts or pink details shirts

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CdeFmrlyCasual

I hope I don’t sound condescending. Rolex also is like the king of “women’s” watches, and they probably have done a lot of market research to reconfirm and tailor their choices in the DJ collection. My mom’s favorite color is green, but she has a very stereotypical women’s Rolex. Granted she is kinda traditional in some ways. At work I do see a diversity of straps in womens Apple Watches. And the wristwatch I notice the most on women are Lady DJs, not OPs. Just my two cents

All this said, I’m a huge proponent of letting a woman/girl pick out her own watch and meaningfully shown all the options she has at her disposal when a man wants to buy her a watch. And I am also a huge proponent of more unisex options and watches in size ranges that better fit women’s wrists like 34-36 mm. More power to y’all.

Ironically, i am saving to get a younger cousin of mine a “ladies” Tissot, but this is mostly because it’s a highway robbery of a deal on a good-looking chronometer. And the watch is only overtly “feminine” in it being small and having MOP in the dial, but the rest is the same cosmetically as the men’s model.

I never said zero women like pink. I said that women in general statistically do not want a pink watch. Rolex watches come in a variety of colors over the years with plenty of green, blue, yellow, gold, silver, white, purple, etc.

Not would I ever suggest some individual men don't like pink best of the colors.

But we've got to stop assuming that girls watches should be pink, rose gold, or covered in shiny gems

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I LOVE pink. Such a fun color - for men and women.

Plus, as funny as it sounds, I think the Barbie movie made the color even more popular these days; that study is more than 20 years old. I'd be interested to see what the results would be today.

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WristCounselor

I do. I like pink. 👋

Not a woman. But I do like pink (because it’s a color not a gender) AND most importantly, I look damn good in pink

me too! ahahah

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I (male) would enjoy a pink watch, because of its unconventional appearance (for a man) and the still slightly stigmatised reputation (sometimes I like to go against the current, for the heck of it).

Why women largely don't like pink is, as I've read (but not to be patronising, I'll be glad to be corrected) - teenage mutiny against what was showed down their throats in their childhoods. When a toy shop is more than a half a comtinuous pink field, you know that something's wrong. Even if you like the colour, it must be boring or annoying!

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My wife doesn't want a watch, regardless of its colour 🤷🏻‍♂️

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mannyb65

I dont like/wear pink watches or straps but i like to wear pink shirts or pink details shirts

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Pink shirts, aka hang over shirts, are awesome👍

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I hear a lot of gender language I thought that wasn't allowed these days

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It’s only in the last 70 or so years that pink has become a ‘feminine’ colour, largely through American media and popular culture, and that has translated throughout the world. For centuries prior to that it was always a masculine associated colour. Because men are the more volatile aggressive gender, red and its related colours have classically been associated with masculinity. During the medieval period having pink displayed on one’s coat of arms was a high sign of respect as it was an indicator of chivalry and courage.

But I shall endeavour not to buy a pink watch for a lady thank you 🙏

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CdeFmrlyCasual

That’s a very big assumption to make. I’m not business major but big companies are gaming this stuff out constantly.

Wdym by “AI”? do you just mean data collecting algorithms?

Sorry, being in the industry, I was making a snarky sarcastic comment. But I dialed it down and the meaning was lost.

Just saying the industry is not a bunch of random choices. They know what people want. Even more they sort of tell you what you want.

The stuff you buy in the store was made months before you see it. If you cant sell it, you will not last long

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I know my wife well enough to know that pink is never an option on anything she’d want to wear, never mind a watch.

As an older bloke the only pink clothing I’ve ever had is when a rogue football sock found its way into a white wash at a high temperature. Next stop was the bin.

Pink is pigeonholed as a colour for young girls, eventually they all grow out of it.

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It truly boggles my mind how watch brands do their marketing research. Watches should be one of the last things to be gendered. I personally do not understand the concept of women watches that are essentially bracelets with a tiny dial that can barely be read. Like, why would you not just wear a nice diamond bracelet instead?

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I love yellow

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cheval

I love yellow

I love white. It's my absolute favorite. Crisp, clean, fresh, elegant. It's a rare favorite color.

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I just bought my wife a beautiful green and silver tank watch with matching green leather band with purple accents. I win Image

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Just out of curiosity, has the same study been made in other markets than the USA ?

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Women from what country, culture?

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My wife also doesn't like pink or purple. Her favorite color is green.

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Definitely translates across musical instruments too. I’m the only person I’ve met so far with a pink guitar 😄

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While color of the watch is about personal favorites, what I'm shocked about is rather my overall watch preferences. Looking at your collection makes me think whether I'm womanized if I like all of your watches? 😲😲🤷‍♂🤣🤣🤣

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I find it hard to correlate undergraduate womens favorite colors from a 2001 study, with a wrist watch for a loved one in 2024. Overreaching. Times, fashion, opinions, and cultures are ever changing. A traditional luxury steel can be versatile but boring and no one watch is IT.

No offense but pink is a beautiful color. Came across this post looking for ideas for a pink watch for my own collection. My favorite color isn't even close to pink.

Dropped by Cartiers website to check out the panthere' watch, and looked at their "new" Mothers day recommendations😝

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bosshog104

I find it hard to correlate undergraduate womens favorite colors from a 2001 study, with a wrist watch for a loved one in 2024. Overreaching. Times, fashion, opinions, and cultures are ever changing. A traditional luxury steel can be versatile but boring and no one watch is IT.

No offense but pink is a beautiful color. Came across this post looking for ideas for a pink watch for my own collection. My favorite color isn't even close to pink.

Dropped by Cartiers website to check out the panthere' watch, and looked at their "new" Mothers day recommendations😝

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Pink is a beautiful color. I never said it wasn't.

Here's another study in 2023 that says the exact same thing. They've been doing these same questions for the last 100 years and getting the same answer. Women like blue, green, and purple. Some women like orange. Some women like pink. I like white.

The point, if you'd cared to actuality read it, is that your CANNOT ASSUME it's going to be pink

https://colorlib.com/wp/color-psychology-facts/

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The studies are just not helping here IMHO. It may be more helpful to just change the Title to "Some women don't like pink watches".

Sorry, my stupid man brain has problems with absolute statements lol.😎