Nordgreen’s antique looking watches convey style, minimalism, sophistication, and comfort. We believe in producing timepieces that adhere to the long-standing Scandinavian design philosophy of understated beauty, simplicity, functionality, and balance.
Our best quality antique-looking watches are authentic, beautiful, and yet affordable. All our watches are also eco-friendly and sold with a substantial promise to care for our environment and give back to the less fortunate in society.
Inspired by Copenhagen, our beautiful, sustainable city, Nordgreen’s fancy-looking antique watches adorn those who understand the importance of heritage and value this planet. We made our watches to appeal to conscientious consumers who love unique, affordable designs while being conscious that all we do and all we wear affects the future of our planet Earth.
Our co-founders Pascar Sivam and Vasilij Brandt were inspired to create a watch that was beautiful to look at and comfortable to wear, but one that also gave back to the planet and society. The growing influence of Scandinavian and Danish design in recent years inspired them to work with renowned, award-winning Danish designer Jakob Wagner.
Nordgreen’s timepieces are based on five main pillars – simplicity of design, respect for heritage, functionality, balance, and sustainability. We strongly believe in hygge, that famous and all-wise Danish philosophy, which recognizes that a life without feelings of happiness, wellness, and contentment, is no life at all.
Nordgreen’s design philosophy conveys these timeless thoughts and has incorporated these philosophies into every new watch collection.
Our antique-looking new watches bring authentic Danish philosophy and design to the world. All our antique-looking watches – the Philosopher, Native, Pioneer, and Infinity – are inspired by our love for this planet and our love for pure, balanced, and functional design. Our designs channel and appreciate the high quality of life and sustainability in Copenhagen, and in Denmark, values that have made us who we are today.
Denmark is the happiest country on the planet – yes, we do have that distinction! As Danes, we enjoy access to free healthcare and education, as well as unquestioned access to clean water, food, and housing. We take looking after the environment seriously, and this attitude has made our capital city Copenhagen one of the most sustainable and desirable cities in the world.
At Nordgreen, we want to share these values (that have made life so enjoyable in Denmark) with everyone in the world, one watch at a time.
For every watch you purchase, we empower you to make one donation to any of the causes below:
Restore 200 square feet of rainforest in Latin America
Provide a month’s free education to one child in India
Provide two months’ clean water to one person living in the Central African Republic
We want you to do this at no extra cost to you. All the costs that go into our Giving Back Program are already incorporated into your watch’s price. We also have a system on our website that enables you to track your donation. All you need to do is type in the serial number (found on the backside of your watch), and you’ll be able to monitor the impact of your donation.
Vintage Looking Men’s Watches
Are you looking for an antique-looking watch to complement your wardrobe? At Nordgreen, we have an impressive range of antique-looking men’s watches that will both satisfy and delight you.
Why not pick the Pioneer, our flagship watch that started it all! The Pioneer has a minimalist dial that comes in a choice of black, white, or navy blue. It speaks of the simple-living and sustainable environment that we have created in Copenhagen and Denmark, and that we want to see replicated all over this planet.
The Pioneer’s third-hand stopwatch provides for greater accuracy and the Chronograph second hand topped with red tips, tips its hat to the red tips found on the off-shore wind turbines that power Denmark. The Pioneer watch lives up to its name and mirrors the sustainable outlook of its homeland.
Jakob Wagner designed Nordgreen’s Philosopher timepiece for men, part of our range of antique-looking watches, to embody the power of thinking differently and of thinking towards the future while remembering the lessons of the past.
The Philosopher has an elevated watch case, clean brushed-silver stainless steel casing, and tugging lugs that all make for the functionality and balance so prominent in Danish design.
This watch has an asymmetric second hand that appears to effortlessly slice through time, reminding us of the importance of time in our lives. The watch also has a conical shape, being wider at the base than at the face, creating a two-piece white dial that draws your eye in to appreciate its beautiful design.
Choose from a watch case width of 36mm or 40mm, watch case colors of silver, gunmetal, or rose gold and opt for antique-looking straps to match the colors of the watch case. You may also opt for Italian leather, vegan leather, or nylon straps in various colors.
Nordgreen’s Native watch for men is another of our men’s watches with an elevated, rounded watch case and lean blue, black, or white dial. Perhaps its most striking feature is its invisible minute marks that only appear when they need to, and rounded lugs on the watch case that belie the watch’s classic roots.
Native watches for men also come in two case sizes – 36mm and 40mm, and four antique-looking colors of rose gold, gunmetal, silver, and gold. They also have interchangeable Italian leather straps that come in a variety of colors. You may opt for stainless steel mesh straps that match the watch case colors or choose from leather, vegan leather, or nylon mesh straps in a variety of attractive colors.
Perhaps you could consider the Infinity watch for men, a watch that speaks of pure simplicity and is designed to focus only on essential details. This range of watches has no lugs on the watch case and no date on the dial. It also omits the fine detail of the hourly marks to make for a genuinely minimalist watch dial.
The Infinity has a deeply curved dial that comes in white only to highlight the infinity of time and space. This dial is complemented by the extended hourly marks that glide right up to the edge of the dial. Its interchangeable straps connect seamlessly into the watch. Mix and match, and change your straps to fit your wardrobe or occasion.
Vintage Looking Women’s Watches
Nordgreen also has an impressive collection of antique-looking women’s watches for the minimalist woman who cares about her looks. What stands out about our women’s timepieces is how beautifully-designed and yet affordable they are. Look fashionable and trendy but still classical.
The Infinity watch for ladies, part of our range of antique-looking watches, is designed to connect with nature and entirely omit the complexities of modern life.
Its watchcase has no lugs, no hourly marks on the white-only dial, and no date to yield a simple, polished, and understated design. The deep curvature of the dial sends us into the infinity of space and time, and the extended hourly marks beautifully glide over the dial to touch the edge of the watch.
Choose from a watch casing of 32mm or 40mm as well as interchangeable straps that come in a variety of colors and materials. If you’re going for a vintage look, we recommend that you choose a rose gold, silver, or gold stainless steel mesh strap. However, you may also go for Italian leather, vegan leather, or nylon mesh straps, all available in a variety of colors.
Should you prefer a more substantial watch, you could go for our Philosopher timepiece for women. This watch has a conical-shaped case that has a broader base than face, and a white-only dial that focuses your attention to the very center of the watch.
The elevated watch case and clean brushed antique-looking watch case with tugging lugs provide the perfect finish to a truly luxurious watch. Choose from interchangeable straps in a variety of colors and materials, including mesh, Italian leather, or vegan leather straps that allow you to match your wardrobe for the day.
Another of our antique-looking women’s watches is the Native and Native Lille range of watches.
The Native has an elevated design, a result of its raised, rounded case that surrounds a clean dial, which comes in black, navy blue, or white. Invisible minute marks and rounded lugs on the watch case proclaim the watch’s classic roots encased in rose gold, silver, gold, or gunmetal casings.
The Native comes in 36mm and 40mm watch case sizes, and now in a 32mm watch case for the Native Lille, perfect for women with smaller wrists. Choose from four antique-looking watch case colors – silver, gold, rose gold, or gunmetal – and a myriad of strap colors in Italian leather, vegan leather, or nylon mesh.