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Essential watches, as the name implies, are those watches that you should never have to do without.
They are specialized tools of the trade for different occasions. For example, you would need different essential watches for a Beverly Hills party and a fun day at the Miami Beach.
The essential watches that you should start collecting today are:
Let’s get this out of the way:
You don't need to be a diver – or be involved with the water in any way – to have a diver's (or dive) watch.
Dive watches are famed for the attention to detail and impeccable design that they carry. They are built to last, carry a mean water resistance, and can take a beating too.
These watches are also known to keep good time.
However, there are so many features and complications on dive watches that you might not end up using. Staying true to our philosophy of simplicity, we developed the Pioneer line of watches.
This is the watch you want to take to that Beverly Hills party we talked about.
A sturdy build, a system of double chronographs, and swappable straps for a more unique feel make these watches almost a steal.
They give you the best of both worlds – allowing you all the features of dive watches in a modern, hassle-free build.
Wondering why you might need to get a dive watch?
Sometimes, it is not all rosy with dive watches. Your concern might be that:
There are a lot of definitions and explanations around what a good dress watch should be.
We will keep it pretty straightforward for you.
Proper dress watches are simple, elegant timepieces free of all complications.
It is that uniquely-made wristwatch that doesn’t require all the bells and whistles to make a statement. As the name implies, this is the kind of watch you will also wear on formal occasions.
Our watchmaking history also involves designing these kinds of essential watches – for both men and women.
The standout feature of the Native watch series is the simplicity.
Save for the watch branding, the watch face is devoid of any complications. Users get to choose between watch dial options spanning white, blue, and black – depending on what their taste calls for.
That is not the end of the options, though.
Native Men's watches are customizable up to the case.
Here, there are gunmetal, rose gold, silver, and gold finishes to choose from.
That, and we have not even talked about the wealth of interchangeable straps on display.
When looking for a dress watch, you simply cannot go wrong with this collection.
Infinity steps on board with a solid-looking frame that is built to last.
But that is not the best thing about this watch.
Like any other decent dress watch, this one isn’t complicated at all. Although offered in just 32mm, the watch has been designed to wear snugly on wrists measuring 28mm – 34mm.
Women with bigger wrists can check out the collection below for a comparable feel for what this collection brings to the table.
Of course, you still get multiple band options – from stainless steel mesh and plain stainless steel to leather.
When looking for unique dress watches, it doesn’t get better than the Unika.
One look at this watch is enough to make anyone that comes across it fall in love. Imagine how much of a nice conversation topic it would be at your next function.
What makes the Unika stand out is not the over-the-counter design elements. In fact, there is none of that here.
However, it is the simplistic brilliance that went into the design of such a smooth, gently curved, and polished watch. A very uncomplicated watch, the Unika slopes from the watch face to the straps in the most dynamic way.
Better still, it offers more sizing options than the Infinity range above. Just as well as the Infinity range, though, it also allows customizations for color, strap style, dial color, and more.
Some people call this a sports watch. To others, it is a daily watch.
No matter what you call it, the fact remains that you need a daily driver on your wrists.
When you are not breaking out the suits from your closet or going to work, there should be a functional time-telling piece on your wrists.
This description is exemplified in the Philosopher range of watches.
The Philosopher excels in how it takes elements of dive watches, shedding off what you don't need and retaining the build/ quality that has kept dive watches in high-standing.
Besides that, the watch demonstrates a 'knowledge' of horological history, fusing elements of new and the old for a charming appeal.
When you pair a standard Philosopher watch with a nylon strap, rubber strap, or any other band material you will like on an outdoors essential watch, you are good to go.
At this rate, you will be getting only three pieces of essential watches.
That might look like a small number, especially if you have to break them out a lot. Thus, getting more of these essential watches is the logical thing to do - which tends to get expensive.
You don’t always have to take the costly road, though.
With Nordgreen, you can browse the extensive library of high-quality wristwatch straps. These interchangeable watch bands allow you to change the look, feel and appeal of your essential watches for a more customized experience.
Now, you can have a single timepiece that transforms into different characters.
Talk about keeping time right and rising to the occasion every time – and we are right there with you.
Now that you know the essential watches to have, how about you get started on populating your collection today?
You don’t have to get them all at once.
Start with the basic/ most needed ones first, throw in a couple of spare straps and work your way up from there. In no time, you will be boasting an enviable collection of essential watches too.