The 29 Best Minimalist Watches For Men

As we continue to make leaps and bounds into crazy technology and intricate systems, some of us long for a taste of simplicity once in a while. While the world of EDC is a true testament to minimalism, why not simplify other items we carry on a day to day? Minimalistic watches feature simple, clean-cut designs and are often lacking the complications of subdial clusters and tech features. A minimalistic watch is an ideal timepiece to pair with both your business casual attire and your weekend polo and jeans.

Nordgreen-Philosopher-Designer-Watch-Minimalist-WatchNordgreen Philosopher

Essentially beautiful and quintessentially Danish, the Philosopher is the piece de resistance of Nordgreen’s catalog for a reason. A young brand with a well-deserved reputation for quality and sustainability, Nordgreen started as one of the most successful Kickstart ventures ever and is now well on its way to being a way of doing things rather than simply a trademark.

Simple but not basic, the Philosopher offers a versatile finishing touch to a variety of outfits. The color scheme and numbering were kept clean and unassuming, but the subtle convex edges and painstakingly detailed crown will quickly garner the admiration of those who are smart and attentive enough to notice them.

This portable masterpiece was created by Jakob Wagner, a designer who has worked for the luxury-end likes of Bang&Olufsen but was given creative freedom by Nordgreen to create the 21st-century time-telling version of a Swiss Army knife. The watch’s self-assured poise is rounded out by its participation in a unique Giving Back program. Every Philosopher contributes funds for one of three causes, closely implemented by their partner NGOs.

  • Case size: 36-40 millimeters
  • Case material: 316-L stainless steel
  • Band material: Leather
  • Water resistance: 30 meters
  • Movement: Japanese quartz

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Martenero Ascent WatchMartenero Ascent Watch

 

If you are seeking a watch that is inspired by a crisp winter landscape, look no further than the Ascent by Martenero. The markers are rounded and luminous, standing starkly against an icy burnished dial that features a date window at the 3’oclock mark. The time markers are clear and concise, and without fancy gizmos and gadgets. The bright silver face stands out against the brown leather strap, and can be easily worn between office and party.

  • Case size: 38 millimeters
  • Case material: 316-L stainless steel
  • Band material: Brown leather
  • Water resistance: 50 meters
  • Movement: Japanese quartz

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Tsovet JPT-CC38 WatchTsovet JPT-CC38 Watch

 

A handsome watch to sport at any event, the JPT-CC38 by Tsovet is the minimalistic winner of your wardrobe. A sharp white dial with elongated black Roman numerals at the 2, 4, 8 and 10’oclock marks, a 3-hand movement, two sub-dials at the 12 and 6’oclock marks, and a brushed silver stainless steel case make up the JPT-CC38. The slim-fit tan leather strap will fit any wrist comfortably, and will bring a bold piece to your outfit.

  • Case size: 38 millimeters
  • Case material: 316-L stainless steel
  • Band material: Tan leather with a tang clasp
  • Water resistance: 50 meters
  • Movement: Miyota 0211 quartz

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Original Grain Minimalist Koa Stonewashed WatchOriginal Grain Minimalist Koa Stonewashed Watch

 

For a nature-loving fan who lives in the city, the Koa Stonewashed Minimalist watch from Original Grain will provide the best of both worlds. This is a truly unique and minimalistic watch, featuring a simple two-hand movement and striking silver markers. The dial is made of genuine Hawaiian Koa wood encased in stonewashed stainless steel, while the band mimics the materials buy featuring a 3-link stainless steel bracelet with the center links covered in Koa wood.

  • Case size: 40 millimeters
  • Case material: 316-L stonewashed silver stainless steel and genuine Hawaiian Koa wood
  • Band material: 316-L stonewashed silver stainless steel and all-natural Hawaiian Koa wood
  • Water resistance: Splash-proof
  • Movement: Japanese Miyota Citizen quartz

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Rosling and Co. Rogart Classic WatchRosling and Co. Rogart Classic Watch

Bringing a snazzy reversible leather band that can be solid black or red depending on your mood, the Rogart Classic watch by Rosling and Co. is perfect for any occasion. A bold black dial with dashing silver markers and a 2-hand movement feature a subdial at the 6’oclock marker. The simple and elegant design is eye-catching and practical wherever you go.

  • Case size: 40 millimeters
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Band material: Black and red leather (reversible strap)
  • Water resistance: 30 meters
  • Movement: Swiss quartz

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Komono Winston Regal WatchKomono Winston Regal Watch

Featuring a jet-black dial, black brushed metal case with a stainless steel back, and a genuine tanned leather strap, the Winston Regal from Komono is the no-tricks watch that does its job while making a statement. Black and silver numerals, markers and a 3-hand movement accentuate the simplistic design that is both timeless and fashion-forward.

  • Case size: 41 millimeters
  • Case material: Stainless steel back with brush metal sides
  • Band material: Genuine leather
  • Water resistance: 3 ATM
  • Movement: Japanese quartz

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Miansai M24 II White Vintage WatchMiansai M24 II White Vintage Watch

Claiming to be the epitome of refined minimalism, the M24 II White Vintage watch from Miansai has a blanched white dial and simple silver markers that simply tell you the time with no bells and whistles. The vintage chocolate genuine Italian leather strap contrasts the silver stainless steel case and white dial, and the flat mineral glass keeps the watch lightweight.

  • Case size: 41 millimeters
  • Case material: Stainless steel back with brush metal sides
  • Band material: Genuine Italian leather in “vintage chocolate”
  • Water resistance: 3 ATM
  • Movement: Seiko Japanese quartz

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Sekford Type 1A WatchSekford Type 1A Watch

Perhaps a sleek black watch is an equivalent to a woman’s little black dress? The Sekford Type 1A watch features a black leather band and a brushed black dial with rhodium indexing and hands. The case is a thin stainless steel, adding definition to the black dial and strap.

  • Case size: 40 millimeters
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Band material: Black leather (calf) with buckle fastening
  • Water resistance: 3 bar
  • Movement: Quartz

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TID No. 3 TR90 Grey WatchTID No. 3 TR90 Grey Watch

For a unique and modern spin on a minimalistic watch, check out the No.3 TR90 Grey watch from TID Watches. A basic solid-colored silicone band is offered in a variety of eye-catching or super subtle colors with a matching dial. The blank dial showcases white printed numbers and seconds markers, with a sold 3-hand movement. The plastic case and silicone band makes the watch incredibly lightweight, while the color scheme and minimalistic design keep it on trend.

  • Case size: 38 millimeters
  • Case material: clear plastic
  • Band material: Silicone
  • Water resistance: 3 ATM
  • Movement: Miyota 2035 Japanese quartz

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Throne Masses 1.0 WatchThrone Masses 1.0 Watch

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Throne started off on Kickstarter and grew into a coveted watch brand. Their most popular, Masses 1.0, features a dark brown leather band with their branded X stitching near the white stainless steel case. The bright white dial showcases elegant silver numerals and markers, and features a 2-hand movement with a subdial above the 6’oclock marker. The watch is simple, sturdy, and can be easily dressed up or down.

  • Case size: 40 millimeters
  • Case material: stainless steel
  • Band material: American-made leather
  • Water resistance: 5 ATM
  • Movement: Swiss Ronda 1064 Slimtech quartz

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Braun Classic BN0211 WatchBraun Classic BN0211 Watch

A black dial, muted silver markers, 3-hand movement and a brand-favorite gold yellow seconds hand make up the BN0211 watch from Braun. The watch is ultra slim depth and features a lightweight black stainless steel band and a smooth stainless steel case. Water-resistance up to 30 meters makes it ideal for everyday wear, and the simplistic design is fit for any occasion.

  • Case size: 38 millimeters
  • Case material: stainless steel
  • Band material: stainless steel with deployment-clasp closure
  • Water resistance: 30 meters
  • Movement: Japanese quartz

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Tsovet SVT-CN38 WatchTsovet SVT-CN38 Watch

Inspired by 40’s California modern contemporary design, the SVT-CN38 watch by Tsovet showcases a striking indigo blue 3-hand movement against a bright white dial. The elongated numerals and dotted second markers are the only things you’ll find on the dial, keeping minimalism to the, well, minimum. A dark silver stainless steel case grabs onto a stitched tan leather band.

  • Case size: 38 millimeters
  • Case material: 316-L stainless steel
  • Band material: Stitched leather
  • Water resistance: 5 ATM
  • Movement: Swiss quartz Ronda 513.1

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 WatchRolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Watch

Although we don’t often think of Rolex when deciding on a minimalistic style of watch, the Oyster Perpetual 39 one to consider. A dark rhodium dial characterized by 18 carat gold hour markers and a 3 wide-handed movement looks incredibly sharp and is simple in design. The 904-L stainless steel case and bracelet are an aerospace industrial grade, meaning they are corrosion-resistant and will last a lifetime.

  • Case size: 39 millimeters
  • Case material: 904-L stainless steel
  • Band material: 904-L stainless steel
  • Water resistance: 100 meters
  • Movement: 3132 caliber self-winding

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Timex Weekender Fairfield 41 WatchTimex Weekender Fairfield 41 Watch

A simplistic watch featuring two types of bands for both work and play, the Fairfield 41 watch from Timex’s Weekender collection is sure to be a hit wherever you wear it. A genuine leather slip-thru strap keeps it looking all business during the week, and a colorful nylon strap can be swapped out for a casual weekend. A bold white dial features Indiglo light-up silver-toned minute markers and 3-hand movement, and dotted second markers decorate the edges.

  • Case size: 41 millimeters
  • Case material: Silver-tone brass
  • Band material: Nylon and genuine leather slip-thru strap options
  • Water resistance: 30 meters
  • Movement: Quartz

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Miansai M12 Swiss Black WatchMiansai M12 Swiss Black Watch

The M12 watch from Miansai is your go-to for any office meeting or happy hour on a Friday. A genuine Italian cowhide black asphalt leather strap holds onto a stainless steel case. The black dial showcases small silver numerals with hourly markers and a 2-hand movement. The curved mineral glass is both scratch-resistant and lightweight.

  • Case size: 39 millimeters
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Band material: Genuine Italian cowhide leather
  • Water resistance: 3 ATM
  • Movement: Swiss quartz Ronda 582

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Larsson and Jennings Lugano Leather WatchLarsson and Jennings Lugano Leather Watch

For a clean-lined watch face and a minimalistic but trendy design, take a look at the Lugano watch from Larsson and Jennings. The stainless steel case is plated in 23-karat gold, while the dial showcases 23-karat gold Roman numerals, markers and hour/minute hands. The genuine Italian calf leather band is durable and sleek. Offering four band colors of black, grey, brown and pale blue, you can find a style that suits your look easily.

  • Case size: 40 millimeters
  • Case material: 316-L stainless steel plated in 23-karat gold
  • Band material: Genuine Italian calf leather
  • Water resistance: 5 ATM
  • Movement: Swiss quartz Ronda 762

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Skagen Klassik WatchSkagen Klassik Watch

From the Men’s Ancher collection founded on minimalist Danish design values; the Skagen Klassik watch broadcasts simplicity and approachability. The white dial features black numerals with bolded hourly and minute markers, with 2 black hands and a red seconds hand. A circular date window sits on top of the 6’oclock mark. The stainless steel case and bracelet are lightweight and functional for everyday wear.

  • Case size: 40 millimeters
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Band material: Stainless steel
  • Water resistance: 30 meters
  • Movement: Quartz

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INSTRMNT 01-C WatchINSTRMNT 01-C Watch

Designed with care in Glasgow, the 01-C watch from INSTRMNT features a brushed silver casing and a simplistic German black leather strap. Inspired by mid 20th-century industrial design, the 01-C showcases a white dial with small black numerals and hourly/minute markers. A black bolded 3-hand movement compliments the minimalistic vibe of this watch, and the Swiss components put together the utilitarian design.

  • Case size: 40 millimeters
  • Case material: 316-L Stainless steel
  • Band material: German black leather
  • Water resistance: 5 ATM
  • Movement: Swiss quartz Ronda 585 3H

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Fossil The Minimalist Leather WatchFossil The Minimalist Leather Watch

A classy brown, gold and white color scheme makes up The Minimalist by Fossil. True to its name, The Minimalist showcases a clearly defined off-white dial with gold-toned hands and markers. The stainless steel case is gold-plated and attaches to a dark brown leather strap. Both case and strap are super thin and sleek, giving a lightweight feel to this everyday-wear timepiece.

  • Case size: 44 millimeters
  • Case material: Gold-plated stainless steel
  • Band material: Leather
  • Water resistance: 5 ATM
  • Movement: Quartz

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Hamilton Intra-Matic H38455751 Leather WatchHamilton Intra-Matic H38455751 Leather Watch

A striking silver dial with thin black hourly markers, a thin black 2-hand movement, and a date display sitting on top of the 6’oclock marker, the H38455751 Intra-Matic watch by Hamilton displays a simple design that is functional for whatever the occasion may be. The stainless steel case showcases part of the jewels movement on the back of the watch, while a rugged black leather band holds it all together with a stainless silver clasp. The sapphire mineral crystal is scratch-resistant and water-resistant up to 50 meters.

  • Case size: 38 millimeters
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Band material: Black leather
  • Water resistance: 50 meters
  • Movement: Automatic

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Daniel Wellington Reading WatchDaniel Wellington Reading Watch

No stranger in the modern men’s watch game, Daniel Wellington brings a minimalistic game-changer with the Reading watch. A black crocodile embossed genuine Italian leather band holds onto a rose-gold case. Anything but girly, the black dial with rose gold hourly and minute markers is a simple but elegant design for office and entertainment. The scratch-resistant mineral crystal glass is lightweight and perfect for everyday use.

  • Case size: 40 millimeters
  • Case material: Rose gold
  • Band material: Black crocodile embossed genuine Italian leather, interchangeable
  • Water resistance: 30 meters
  • Movement: Japanese quartz

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MVMT Black Link Chrono Series WatchMVMT Black Link Chrono Series Watch

For a jet-black, stealth and cunning timepiece that pairs with anything, the Chrono series Black Link watch from MVMT is as minimal as it gets. The black dial features subtly dotted hourly markers and a black 2-hand movement. Two marker-less subdials sit at 3, 6 and 9’oclock. The brushed black stainless steel casing attaches to a 3-link stainless steel bracelet. Offering a 40 or 45-millimeter diameter case, you can find the size that fits your wrist like a glove.

  • Case size: 40 or 45 millimeters
  • Case material: Brushed stainless steel
  • Band material: Black stainless steel
  • Water resistance: 5 ATM
  • Movement: Battery powered automatic

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Kitmen Keung LD 1.0 SKitmen Keung LD 1.0 S

A black brass dial in a matt paint finish is the backing to matt-grey painted markers and aluminum grey hands. The Long Distance series from Kitmen Keung features a sleek and modern design, with a duo watch face that connects travelers to home by setting two different times. Encased in either a black or gold-brushed case that attaches to a black Argentinian calf leather strap, the watch is a bold addition to just about any outfit.

  • Case size: 39 millimeters
  • Case material: Gold or black brushed 316-L stainless steel
  • Band material: Luxury Argentinian calf leather
  • Water resistance: 50 meters
  • Movement: Japanese quartz

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Mondtaine Helvetica No. 1 Bold WatchMondtaine Helvetica No. 1 Bold Watch

Designer Martin Drechsel describes the Helvetica No.1 Bold watch as having “some kind of quiet, modest beauty”, and we couldn’t agree more for this timepiece from Mondtaine. A black dial and white markers with numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9’oclock, subtle dotted minute markers, and striking white hands are held by a black stainless steel case and adjustable nylon strap. A scratch-resistant mineral glass and a water-resistance up to 30 meters, this watch is great for your everyday movement.

  • Case size: 40 millimeters
  • Case material: Black stainless steel
  • Band material: Black nylon
  • Water resistance: 30 meters
  • Movement: Quartz

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MAM Originals Light Teak Graphite WatchMAM Originals Light Teak Graphite Watch

MAM Originals brings us a unique and earthy wood and leather watch that is responsibly sourced and provides environmental, social and economic benefits. A vegetable tanned full grain leather strap holds onto a dark brown teak wood case that showcases unique markings per timepiece produced. A stunning white dial with small light-grey markers and a bold black 3-hand movement create a minimalistic style that works with any fashion palate.

  • Case size: 40 millimeters
  • Case material: Teak wood
  • Band material: Vegetable tanned full grain leather
  • Water resistance: 3 ATM
  • Movement: Japanese quartz

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Ted Baker London Trent Leather WatchTed Baker London Trent Leather Watch

A true gentleman’s watch, the Trent from Ted Baker gives off a 40’s vibe with its wallpaper cross-pattern embossed grey dial and wooden markers. A subdial sits at 6’oclock, underneath a black 2-hand movement. The case is light brown and gives a wood-like feel to the watch face, while the stitched brown leather strap pulls the watch design together.

  • Case size: 44 millimeters
  • Case material: Brown brushed stainless steel
  • Band material: Leather
  • Water resistance: 30 meters
  • Movement: Quartz

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Komono Magnus WatchKomono Magnus Watch

Lacking the distractions of buttons, dials and excess components, the Magnus watch from Komono features a clean and simple watch face built for the everyday consumer. A black dial sits against thin gold-plated markers and numerals, with a gold-plated minute/hour hand and a red seconds hand. The Komono logo sits on an angle and replaces the 4’oclock marker, offering a unique spin on the otherwise minimalistic watch face. The black calfskin leather band is adjustable and straps onto the brushed metal.

  • Case size: 46 millimeters
  • Case material: Brushed metal with stainless steel back
  • Band material: Leather calfskin
  • Water resistance: 33 feet
  • Movement: Japanese quartz

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Uniform Wares M37 Stainless Steel WatchUniform Wares M37 Stainless Steel Watch

Featuring a grey-on-grey design and a fuss-free 2-hand movement, the M37 from Uniform Wares is an iconic example of the London-based brand’s stripped-down persona. A soft grey dial with dark grey lined hourly markers compliments the light grey hour and minute hands. A brushed stainless steel case and 3-link stainless steel bracelet make for the perfect watch during business hours and weekend playtime.

  • Case size: 37 millimeters
  • Case material: Brushed stainless steel
  • Band material: Brushed stainless steel with clasp fastening
  • Water resistance: 5 bar
  • Movement: Swiss-made quartz

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Triwa Falken Organic Leather WatchTriwa Falken Organic Leather Watch

A grey, gold and brown leather color scheme come together to create the Falken organic leather watch by Triwa. The brown organically tanned leather strap from Sweden attaches to the gunmetal stainless steel case. The dark grey dial has indented stick markers and dotted minute markers, while the gold 2-hand movement and gold subdial at 6’oclock create an eye-catching watch face.

  • Case size: 38 millimeters
  • Case material: Stainless steel with gunmetal plate
  • Band material: Swedish organically tanned leather
  • Water resistance: Not mentioned
  • Movement: Quartz

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