Each offering versatility and functionality, we’ve rounded up eight of our favourite clean watch designs for men. The selection includes pieces for everyday wear as well as more formal designs too, in a range of sleek colours and materials.
The 1820 Automatic Watch by About Vintage features a nicely balanced face, which offers quite a detailed time display but doesn’t look crowded. The Danish-designed timepiece is crafted with a ceramic dial, steel hands, leather band, and domed sapphire crystal. It features a Seiko NH35A Automatic movement and has 5 ATM water resistance.
Available with either black or tan calf leather straps, the Nelson Series from Mill Project features a highly versatile design. A 38mm diameter allows it sit nicely on the wrist without looking or feeling too big, which makes it a great daily-wear option. Scratch-resistant mineral glass and stainless steel construction provide durability, topped off with a Swiss ETA 802.102 movement.
The combination of classic, neutral colours makes this piece by Lehft one of our favourite clean watch designs for men. The brand’s signature dual-toned dial provides the perfect backdrop for the solid black hands and time markings, while the navy calf leather band rounds out the premium look. The piece also offers 5 ATM water resistance and a Swiss made Ronda 763 movement.Buy: Lehft
TID’s latest release, the No.3 watch, is a nice, playful piece. The Swedish brand has used the material TR90 to form a unique, clear case that allows the watch face to be the main focus. The piece is free of branding, save for a very subtle engraving on the band, so it looks super clean and minimal. No.3 is available is available in seven different colourways.
AÃRK knows how to do truly clean watches. Their Eclipse piece features nothing on the face except for the crisp white hands, which offer a nice contrast against the deep black dial. The case is dual-toned; sleek black and an elegant gold, while the textured black leather band completes the watch’s premium look.Buy: Twisted Time
The rose gold case and brown leather strap of Instrmnt’s 02-B watch give it a nice, unique look. It makes for a good everyday option but it wouldn’t look out of place with formal outfits either. The crisp white dial features a minimal time display and nothing else, giving it an overall super clean appearance. With a Swiss made Ronda Slimline 1063 movement and 5 ATM water resistance, this is a quality choice of watch.Buy: Instrmnt
It’s all in their name – Simple Watch Co. The local brand is all about crafting clean and minimal pieces that offer longevity, in both design and build quality. Their Kent watch offers versatility and makes for a nice everyday piece. The 42cm dial is great if you prefer a slightly oversized look, while the dial is flat so it doesn’t overwhelm the wrist. Sapphire glass, a premium leather band, and its Japanese Miyota quartz movement round out the piece’s stellar features.
At only 6.7mm thick, squarestreet’s SQ38 Plano watch feels like you’re barely wearing anything at all. The piece’s slim silhouette gives it an overall highly refined look, which is complemented by its clean monochrome colourway. The watch features 5 ATM water resistance and a Swiss Ronda 705 movement.Buy: squarestreet
- About Vintage – 1820 Automatic Watch
- Mill Project – Nelson Series
- Lehft – Black / Navy Watch
- TID – No.3
- AÃRK – Eclipse
- Instrmnt – 02-B
- Simple Watch Co. – Kent
- squarestreet – SQ38 Plano
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