Here’s Why You Need A Gunmetal Watch in 2021
Besides the cool name and style, that is.
One of the allures of having a men’s gunmetal watch around your wrist is also knowing that you are carrying around the hue of one of the preferred materials for making guns. That should evoke some confidence in you when you step into a conference room with that watch around your wrists.
Besides that, though, there are other reasons to want this grey color and finish.
Plenty of shipwrecks and debris that have been found at the bottom of the ocean were made of gunmetal material. From the ship’s bells to the wine casks found on board, most of these items were found in their original form and shape after having sunk for thousands of years.
This tells of the amazing durability of the material, and color too.
If that is not already obvious, gunmetal is highly protected against corrosion.
This finish keeps your watch safe against chemicals and other strong cleaning agents that might mistakenly spill on it.
The resistance to corrosion safeguards your investment in the watch, so you don’t have to start running for the horologist anytime a spillage happens.
That said, this feature also keeps the watch safe when you use it near/ in salty water.
Gunmental grey has been in vogue for a long time, and it is now back in fashion.
This tells you that the color is easily a timeless one that will define your wardrobe and fashion style for years to come.
An investment in a high-quality men's gunmental watch today stands to benefit you for a long time.
Would you honestly prefer to just stick with black watches all of the time?
There is nothing wrong with that color, but we know men's wardrobes can enjoy some diversity now and then.
This is where gunmetal comes in to take the baton from the black watches without being much deviant from the formal cause.
The 3 Best Men’s Gunmetal Watches to Buy in 2021
Now that you know why you need one of these watches, which ones should you shop for?
The Pioneer Men's Watch Range
The year is 2021, and chronographs are still in style.
There is a reason why this watch won the Red Dot design award for 2020 – and that is the premium class that Nordgreen wants to share with you at a modest price.
The Pioneer watch starts with a solid, sturdy watch case carrying the watch crown and two push-able buttons on the outside. These design elements pay homage to the journey of wristwatches through different timelines, following closely until this contemporary design era.
Looking past the gunmetal frame finish for a moment, the watch face is worth all the time you spend gazing on it also.
No matter the watch dial you settle for – of which there are white, blue, and black – you get the same system of dual chronographs on the watch face.
At 42mm, the watch can hold both chronographs without taking up too much of the screen real estate. Not to mention that this is an ideal size for most men's watches.
A date complication at the 6 o'clock mark and brand information opposite it completes the watch design.
P.S. Pick the Pioneer up with a gunmetal strap to match, and we can assure you that you've never seen anything quite so classy before.
The Native Men’s Watch Range
How about making a personal brand statement while staying simple?
That is what the gender-neutral Native watches bring to the table.
They do not draw attention to themselves while remaining functional and standing out anyways.
A uniform, polished and smooth watch case extends into the band holder, giving way to a plethora of band material choices. The watch face is without complication, only carrying the brand information, hour markers, and hands.
Depending on your style, you can opt for a watch dial in either a white, black, or blue color. It would take some time settling for one out of these three beautiful dial picks, though.
Starting at 28mm, Nordgreen makes sure everyone can get in on this watch.
The Philosopher Watch Range
The Philosopher marries the best of both worlds above – taking the best of the Native men's line and Pioneer range to create something inclusive yet unique.
This watch loses all the bells and whistles, keeping chronographs out of its operation. It did, however, retain the date complication at the 3 o’clock mark this time around.
The brand details are boldly imprinted on the watch face, which could be any of two dials, depending on your pick. The attention to detail here extends as far as having the watch strap color mimic the finishing on the hour markers and hands.
It would be a gross injustice if we didn’t reference the sturdy build of the watch case itself. The evened-out solid edges take a cue from classical watch design, blending the old with the new.
When in the shop for a men’s gunmetal watch as a daily/ outdoor driver, this is a clear winner.
Taking Care of your Gunmetal Watches
These gunmetal watches won't go out of style, but only if you take good care of them.
Like any other watch you own, do these to keep your gunmetal watch in tip-top condition.
The watch face and strap should only be cleaned with a soft dry cloth at all times.
All watches from the Nordgreen brand carry at least a 3ATM water-resistant rating. Thus, if need be, you can clean the watches with a soft, damp cloth. Never submerge in water when cleaning nor use strong cleaning agents/ detergents.
The Japanese quartz movement remains one of the top movements in 2021, rated for its durability and longevity.
After a long time of usage, the movement will need servicing. We recommend taking the watch to a licensed Nordgreen service shop every two years to ensure premium working quality.
Keep the watches in a cool, dry place.
The original packaging that ships with your watch are a great storage media for the timepiece. The padding and unique construction of the package is designed to keep the watch safe from external damages to a great extent.
Strap Up in Style
The options you get with your gunmetal watches extend into the strap too.
Why stick with the band material that ships with your watch when you can get more to switch to, depending on the mood?
Fortunately, we also carry a watch strap assortment at an affordable price range in the shop.
You get to shop from stainless steel mesh, nylon, rubber, and leather strap picks. Every strap comes in multiple color choices and is easily swappable. The best part is that you can use your versatile band with other men's watches, too – no matter what brand the watches came from.
Enjoying the Gunmetal Promise with Your Strap
There are different ways to enjoy the gunmetal color/ appeal on your watches.
You could choose any of the mens gunmetal watches recommended above to add to your collection.
If you are worried about the price for now or don't require new watches, you could also shop a series of gunmetal watch band material picks that we have on hand. Use the strap selector guide in our shop to get the right fit for your watches.
When choosing the strap, you have multiple alternatives.
Some of these watch bands come in full gunmetal build, while others just feature the shade in one way or the other. Thus, you could still pick your preferred leather/ nylon/ rubber strap and have gunmetal buckles on them, for example.