Classic Watches for Men

Having a versatile look means that you can go from a relaxed look to a classic look. Your accessories accentuate your look, so it’s essential to go with a timepiece that can be as versatile as you want to be. With our classic watches for men, you can select what best fits your ever-changing style when you choose a dial and case color, and a strap. 

Sharpen your business attire look with our Men’s Philosopher watch with a white dial, a silver case, and a black leather strap, or even a brown strap for a casual look. 

Dress to impress when you hit the town with our outstanding version of a chronograph, the 42 mm Pioneer watch. Our Pioneer is quickly becoming a favorite. Perhaps it’s because of its bold presence, yet soft and rounded edges that are characteristic of classic watch designs.

When you think of classic watches for men, you probably think of a wristwatch with a dial. What might surprise you, though, is that this traditional style actually is quite a new one, historically speaking. At the turn of the twentieth century, wristwatches were typically considered women’s watches.

Most fashionable men of the day wore a pocket watch. This practice changed during World War I. In wartime, stopping to fish around in your pocket for a watch could get you killed. As a result, soldiers looked for ways to wear their watches on their wrists. That’s how the modern wristwatch evolved into what we have today. 

In today’s society, the idea of wearing one of the best classic watches for men might seem a little outdated. After all, if you carry a smartphone, you've always got access to the right time. 

The reason that classic watches for men will never go away is convenience. Checking the time on your phone is simple if it's already out. But what about those times when you're stuck in a meeting or gathering and need a sneak peek? 

There's no subtle way of pulling your phone out and lighting up the screen to check the time. A glance at your wrist, however, is bound to go unnoticed.

Another reason that classic watches for men remain trendy in 2021 is for the statements they can make. Every watch communicates its own message. We believe the designs for the best classic watches for women are versatile enough to wear with anything and for any event or activity.

Some people wear diamond-encrusted timepieces as a way of saying that they’re wealthy. On the other end of the spectrum, a funky Mickey Mouse design indicates that you’re young at heart. We could go on about this all day, but you get the idea: Your watch can speak volumes about you.

The versatility of Nordgreen’s men’s watches means they can serve as a timekeeper for your job or workout, in addition to a classic dress watch. They're the perfect complement to a suit and tie, and they work just as well when you're out running errands on Saturday. A classic timepiece says, "I have great taste, and I don't need to prove anything."

Naturally, though, you'll be guided by your taste in selecting just the right watch for you. Considering that men's jewelry usually is somewhat limited in nature, starting with an outstanding basic timepiece makes sense.

Best Classic Watches for Men in 2021

Check out our men’s watch designs, and you’ll quickly find that there’s no shortage of style. You might wonder how we can offer such beautiful models at such reasonable prices. Well, it’s because we are a boutique designer that does things differently.

Our focus is to offer a sustainable selection based on classic simplicity. Based on quality alone, we could easily charge much more. But we’d rather ensure that our business is sustainable over the long-term and gives our customers only the best.

Simplicity means you’ll find only four different watch models, but we let you customize your selection to highlight your personality and pride. This business model is what allows us to charge affordable rates without compromising quality. 

So, even with only four base models, check out the number of customizations you can choose: 

  • Change the dial’s color: Choose black for stunning contrast. Select navy for a fresh, contemporary look. Or choose white for its classic versatility.   
  • Change the color and material of the strap: Men’s watch bands are typically stainless steel, rubber, leather, or nylon. We offer each of those options, but we’ve also added vegan leather and rose-gold as alternatives for the classy modern man.
  • Change the color of the watch casing: Choose the case color that suits you - gold, rose-gold, silver, or gunmetal grey.

Not every option is available with every model – but most are. Check it out for yourself:

Our Top Designs

The Pioneer

The Pioneer is Nordgreen’s take on the chronograph. As with the rest of our designs, we’ve opted for simplicity and elegance. Instead of packing the face with endless dials and markings, we’ve pared things down.

This model has the two most essential dials: The first counts off the seconds and the second is a stopwatch. The date displays at the bottom of the face. This robust little number has a bold-sized dial that is 42mm in diameter, so it’s quite suitable for men with large wrists.

Dial Sizes

This model comes in only one size – 42mm.

Dial Color

You can select one of the following: 

  • Black
  • Navy
  • White

Case Color

You can choose one of the following:

  • Gunmetal
  • Silver
  • Rose-gold

Straps

You can select one of the following:

  • Leather
  • Vegan leather
  • Nylon
  • Rubber
  • Stainless steel mesh in silver, gunmetal, or gold

The Native

The Native is the most straightforward design that we offer. It showcases precisely why minimalist design is so effective. The watch casing and strap lugs are traditional in nature. It's the dial that's the showstopper here. Its clean design features markings for the hours and nothing else. It doesn't get much simpler than that. It’s effortless chic at its best.

Dial Sizes

You can select one of the following:

  • 40mm
  • 36mm
  • 32mm

Dial Color

You can choose one of the following:

  • Black
  • Navy
  • White

Case Color

You can select one of the following:

  • Gunmetal
  • Silver
  • Rose-gold
  • Gold

Straps

You can choose one of the following:

  • Leather
  • Vegan leather
  • Nylon
  • Rubber
  • Stainless-steel mesh in silver, gunmetal, or gold

The Philosopher

The Philosopher is a timepiece that exudes confidence. It also features the rounded case and lugs. But what makes this model different is that it has a second hand, and hours and minutes are marked on the raised, brushed-steel outer dial.

This model is for the man who values knowing where he is every second of every day. With this watch and the date on the dial, you’ll never need to be late again.

Dial Sizes

You can select one of the following:

  • 40mm
  • 36mm
  • 32mm

Dial Color

The dial color for these watches is always white.

Case Color

You can select one of the following:

  • Gunmetal
  • Silver
  • Rose-gold
  • Gold

Straps

You can choose one of the following:

  • Leather
  • Vegan leather
  • Nylon
  • Rubber
  • Stainless-steel mesh in silver, gunmetal, or gold

Infinity

We designed the Infinity with endless classic style in mind. There are no lugs, so it’s sleek, and we marked the hours and minutes on the dial, but not the date. The color of the hour markings matches that of the watch casing to create striking interest.

Dial Sizes

You can select one of the following:

  • 40mm
  • 32mm

Dial Color

You can choose one of the following:

  • Black
  • Navy
  • White

Case Color

You can select one of the following:

  • Gunmetal
  • Silver
  • Rose Gold

Straps

You can choose one of the following:

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