Though some people may think wristwatches are redundant, considering we have our phones attached to us essentially 24/7, we beg to differ. Watches are not only functional and reliable, but they’re also, of course, excellent style accessories. We favour a modern and simple look, so we’ve found eight of our favourite clean and minimal watch designs for men…
Simple Watch Co.’s Explore range is ideal for those who enjoy a bit of adventure and need a watch to come along for the ride. There are four different styles in the range, all of which feature a 200m depth rating and hardy construction. The pieces in the Explore range also have Japanese Quartz Movement with scratch-resistant sapphire glass.
The combination of rose gold and navy in this watch by Lehft is simply beautiful. It looks super elegant and really modern at the same time. The black, white, and grey on the watch’s face gives it a slightly casual edge, making it suitable for daily wear. A leather band, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, and a Swiss-made Ronda 763 movement means the watch’s quality is just as attractive as its looks.
This matte black and white piece by The Horse is a good choice for an everyday watch. It features a genuine Italian leather band and lining for all-day comfort, a good-size dial at 40mm, and a handy date display. The watch features as much detail as you need to quickly tell the time, without the dial looking cluttered or busy. The D Series Watch features Swiss Ronda 515-3 movement and scratch-resistant sapphire glass.
We love this Instrmnt watch for two main reasons: 1) the unique, sleek gunmetal steel case and 2) the double digit time markings look really cool. These, in addition to the tan leather strap that looks like it was cut with the utmost precision and the crisp white dial, all come together to create a truly beautiful, minimal watch. Powered by a Swiss Ronda 585 3H movement, this is a functional and impressive design.
Keeping it super minimal, with no numbers on the dial, this watch by Tsovet has a very clean look. White text on the white dial indicates the style name, its movement (Japanese), and the water depth it can handle (50 metres). Other than that, all there is to the face is simple line markings, skinny black hands, and the brand name. The leather strap is blind stitched, leaving it with an equally as clean finish.
This highly refined watch by Uniform Wares features little detailing on the dial, even omitting any kind of branding on it. The all black colourway and aluminium hands make it look very modern and sleek. The Swiss-made watch is powered by a Ronda 762 4 Jewel Quartz Movement and features a scratch-resistant sapphire lens.
With a white dial, black time markings and hands, and tan leather strap, this piece by TID would make for a great everyday watch. It features a super versatile look that would make it easy to style with any outfit. The mineral glass, Swedish leather strap, and Japanese quartz movement all work together to make it a durable and sleek timepiece.
If you want to go really minimal, this AARK watch is the one for you. Nothing adorns the elegant, real marble dial except for the hour, minute, and second hands. A stainless steel case is complemented nicely by the grey leather strap. This is the watch to take out of rotation on those extra special occasions when something super impressive is called for.