Men's Minimalist Watches

Men's Minimalist Watches

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Based on +20,000 customer reviews

Probably the best Scandinavian watch

I wanted a special memento of my favourite city, Copenhagen. This beautiful watch is exactly what Danish design is all about; beautiful, simplistic and modern. I look forward to many hyggelig moments with it.

Matthew Soucie, May 14 2020

Can definitely recommend buying from Nordgreen

Very pleased with my purchase - exactly what I was hoping it would be. Very quick delivery , well packaged. Would definitely recommend. Particularly like the scheme where part of the purchase price goes to an eco scheme.

Shelagh Williams, April 27 2020

I'm completely amazed

For some years now I have been looking for a quality watch that will last me a lifetime, like my grandparents' time. I finally found a brand with whom I identify.

Raquel Pereira, April 28 2020

Watch is exactly as advertised.

Very quick service and speedy delivery. Beautiful quality watch at good price,very easy to change bands.¨

Steven Chee, 14/02/2021

Excellent service, high quality products

Ordered on a Sunday, received on Tuesday which is phenomenal in the current circumstances. Love the watch, really classy

Chris Brown, May 27 2020


Quick delivery, watch looks great and love the CSR scheme to give back to the environment. 5 stars!

Ben Challenger, April 27 2020

Great service

We were really satisfied with our experence with Nordgreen! The product was great and the customer service was always very helpfull. Will definitely order again from them!

Anonymous, 28/01/2021

Great design, fast

The watch is beautiful and it arrived in just a couple of days to the US from Copenhagen.

Paul D'Alto, May 28 2020

When simplicity is everything

A very nice watch with a beautiful simple design and not that expensive as well

Mohamed El Kerdany

The ordering and processing of my order was very smooth and my order arrived in 3 days! I had made an error on entering the address and had contacted Nordgreen right away. They were able to change the address at the warehouse and sent me a confirmation which took away the anxiety.

Cynthia Lau, 28/01/2021

After seeing my not so positive online review about their lack of response to my issues with my previous watch the Nordgreen team were quick to suggest a replacement and organise delivery

Anonymous, 31/01/2021

Beautiful Timepiece

I like the watch on my shirt. It is a nice watch to wear. Simplistic and beautiful at the same time. I value this purchase. Thank you.

Soham Trivedi

Good timekeeping is an essential aspect of any successful man's life, and a good wristwatch is a great way to look stylish while staying on top of a hectic schedule. Whether you're a paramedic or a lawyer, having a stylish minimal watch is essential.

The Argument for Minimalist Watches for Men

Not only do watches serve a purpose in telling the time and ensuring you stay on top of deadlines and meetings, but they look fantastic. A beautiful watch can transform a man's outfit, infusing an air of sophistication.

That's where the best minimalist watches for men come in.

A minimalist watch is the best option for the working man who likes to look good in and out of the office. Minimalist men's watches go well with all of casual, business-smart, and formal looks while still maintaining elegance in any of those cases.

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gun metal
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borwn sunray
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black croc leather
black leather
black mesh
black nylon
black rubber
black vegan leather
brown leather
brown vegan leather
dark brown leather
navy blue leather
navy blue nylon
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Native | White Dial - Brown Leather - 28mm / Silver
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Native | White Dial - Brown Leather
Philosopher - Black Leather - 36mm / Silver
36mm 40mm
Philosopher - Black Leather
Philosopher - Brown Leather - 36mm / Silver
36mm 40mm
Philosopher - Brown Leather
Native | White Dial - Black Leather - 28mm / Silver
28mm 32mm 36mm 40mm
Native | White Dial - Black Leather

For the earth

Our commitment to earth first echoes the principles of Danish society, seeking to inspire positive change by giving back to the world. Wearing Nordgreen gives you the chance to donate to one of three global sustainability organisations via our Giving Back Program.

For form and function

Created by award-winning designer Jakob Wagner, our minimalist Danish designs honour form and function in equal measure, with each having a different story to tell. These are modern classics: watches designed for everyone, everywhere.

Clearing the Air Around Minimalism

Many people misconstrue minimalism with something boring. However, it is anything but dull.

Minimalist watches are often more eye-catching due to their simplicity and versatility.

A minimalist watch works well for the man who likes to experiment with fashion or the guy who sticks to the same outfit day after day. It's a fantastic investment, and simple pieces are far less likely to go out of fashion.

Although flashy and large watches can be stunning and are popular with many watch lovers, they lack the appeal and wearability of easy minimalist pieces. If you want to quietly demonstrate your elegant tastes in classic timepiece accessories while ensuring that you always look fantastic in any setting, go for a modern minimalist watch.

What Is A Minimalist Watch?

Minimalist watches are those which are simpler in terms of design and allow for straightforward time telling.

Nowadays, lots of timepieces have extra features that are meant to make them high-tech and over-the-top. On the flip side, consumers are now opting for more simply designed watches and turning to watch brands who create these.

A good watch doesn't need lots of extra embellishments. It needs a good movement, be it the classic quartz (Japanese quartz, swiss quartz, etc.) or automatic movement, quality materials, and comfort for the wearer. Modern minimalist pieces are often lighter and have a cleaner look, which gives them a unique and unmatched beauty.

More often than not, minimalist men's watches are more compact, with a smaller case diameter and case size. They usually use simple colors that aren't garish and will employ the finest materials for the strap and case.

All in all, a minimalist watch is best described as a beautiful and elegant timepiece that helps to tell the time without any unnecessary extras added on.

Nordgreen Values Minimalism

At Nordgreen, we believe that minimalism is a way of life.

This whole new way of life highlights the benefits of reducing the clutter in schedules and homes and creating a stress-free lifestyle, which will bring a sense of overall calm to people's lives.

Building Our Watches Right

Every design element in a Nordgreen watch serves a purpose. By employing this pragmatic approach, we focus our attention on what matters.

The simplicity of our stainless steel case watch designs allows the beauty of our watches to genuinely shine. Headed by the respected designer Jakob Wagner, our team of artists and designers have created sublime pieces that will look great on anyone.

Keeping the Circle Tight

Although we have four watch models, this doesn't mean that there are fewer style options to choose from.

Each watch is fully customizable, allowing you to mix and match the strap color with unique stainless steel case color options such as gunmetal, rose gold, and dove grey. You can also customize the strap material and choose a classic leather band material or a unique steel mesh bracelet.

Customizations at Competitive Prices

A critical part of the Nordgreen watch design is the interchangeable straps.

Rather than just being an afterthought, we sought the best materials and finishes for this all-important feature. This ensures that you can switch up the style of your timepiece when you want to.

Dial color can also be personalized – and we have made the picks truly stunning. Instead of the usual black and white, we throw in some navy blue-tone and mother-of-pearl for good effect.

Why Does Nordgreen Have the Best Minimalist Watches?

Our team of designers is spearheaded by our chief designer, Jakob Wagner. His approach to watchmaking is to give each model meaning, and this lends itself to creating incredible pieces that are not matched by any other watch brand.

Our pieces are simple yet striking: from the gorgeous modern Nordgreen Philosopher model with its two-piece dials to our timeless Native watch that features an ultra-thin watch face and the Pioneer with its three-hand design.

All of our pieces are fitted with a Japanese quartz movement instead of an automatic movement.

We source our Japanese quartz movements from Miyota, one of the best watchmakers in the world. By employing movements made by this legendary company, it ensures our critical components are flawless. This means your Nordgreen watch will be accurate down to the last second so that you're never late to a meeting or an appointment again.

Likewise, each watch has a 3 ATM water resistance, ensuring that you can wear it in any weather without having to worry about whether the movement will break or not.

But that's not all. Every Nordgreen watch carries a two-year warranty.

If you receive your watch and notice a manufacturing defect, you can send it straight back to us. We'll replace it with a new timepiece that works. Our guarantee to you is our way of saying that we have absolute faith in our products, and we want you to have the best Nordgreen experience possible.

Nordgreen Minimalist Watches: Our Top Picks

Although our watches for men look great in any model, we've compiled a few of our favorites to help make your decision a little easier. When customizing your watch with us, remember that the price will reflect the materials and model you select.

Native | White Dial - Brown Leather

The Native is our most simplistic model yet is one of the most popular and highest-rated models on our site. This is due to its minimalist features that look great on the stainless steel material watch.

With the Native watch, you get an ultra-slim, thin case diameter that speaks more to the elegant simplicity of this model.

The dial itself consists of an hour and minute hand and has silver dial hour markings that catch the light for improved visibility in low light situations. So simple is the watch that it doesn't even have a date display.

The brushed dial gives this watch a clean and simple feel which looks great against the leather strap - especially when paired with a gold case finish. The genuine leather band material is soft and feels good on the skin, making this watch incredibly comfortable to wear.

As far as minimalism goes, this watch is the perfect representation. The classic brown strap paired with this dial makes for a subtle design that will look good with any outfit and on any man.

Native | White Dial - Gun Metal Mesh

If the classic leather strap colors aren't your thing, you can purchase the Native design with a completely different metal band material. By switching up the strap, this gunmetal gray color mesh band gives the Native model a completely different style while staying minimal.

Minimalism doesn't mean that you can't add dynamic details to your timepiece. The metal strap provides just that and is a subtle way to step away from the more traditional leather or nylon strap. 

The silver tone of the metal is masculine and will complement any man's outfit. Using a mesh strap will raise the price of your watch slightly, but it's well worth it.

You can't go wrong with black and white color, which is why this design combination works so well. If your style is classic and you opt for darker colors with clothing and outfit details, this men's watch is a fantastic option.

Philosopher | White Dial - Black Leather; Navy Blue Nylon

If you're looking for a stunning yet minimalist dress watch that can also be worn during the day, then this is a fantastic option. The Philosopher collection features a two-piece dial that isn't obvious at first glance. With more than a casual look at the sapphire crystal dial window, you'll notice this beautiful feature.

Speaking of dials, this one brings a date window for added functionality.

The watch face is home to three hands and has an asymmetric second hand pointing to the markings on the watch case. This design feature is, as the two-piece dial, incredibly subtle. It adds a hint of variety to the otherwise minimalist design and symbolizes the ability to think differently.

In a way, the Philosopher represents our way of thinking at Nordgreen, as we want our watches to reflect the way we view the world and its future.

The classic black leather band material creates a sharp contrast against the clean, white face. This is one of our simplest designs with hints of zest, making it a great minimalist watch for men.

For the men who spend more time outdoors or would simply love a rugged watch, we did something amazing on the Navy-Blue nylon watch. Besides making the material sturdy enough to withstand the abuse, we also made it stylish enough that you always reach for it when stepping out.

Pioneer | Navy Blue Dial - Black Leather; Brown Vegan Leather; Silver Stainless Steel

The Pioneer model features a refined, simplistic design that is full of striking details. To reflect man's obsession with timekeeping, we have created an everyday model that fully does that justice.

At a 42mm case diameter, the Pioneer has a quartz movement and water resistance of 5 ATM.

The watch face is covered by durable sapphire crystal glass and enclosed in a stainless steel case. The case size is larger on the wrist than our other models and features a crown and two pushers. On the dial itself are three hands and a sub-dial for more advanced timekeeping.

Although this watch sounds extravagant, all of the extra features are simple in appearance and are incredibly subtle. This ensures that the Pioneer is a minimalist watch.

The navy-blue dial is a dramatic touch that looks good with the black leather strap. Our commitment to sustainability informed our addition of a vegan leather line – and the brown option works wonders here.

All that, and you could see what the stainless steel color options hold for you if you so wish.

Nordgreen Minimalist Watches for The Environment

For us, minimalism is not just about uncomplicated living and design but also about showing appreciation for the simple things in life.

Taking this idea of appreciation one step further, we have partnered with three very important charities to give back to communities worldwide.

We believe that:

  • every child deserves a great education;
  • all people should have access to clean water; and
  • the environment should be saved from toxic activities and our past mistakes.

When you buy a watch, you can choose one of these charities to support. You don't need to pay any extra money to do so – the donation is included in the price of your affordable watch.

By buying a minimalist Nordgreen watch, you're not only treating yourself to a sleek timepiece. You're showing your appreciation for the planet and helping to make it a better place.

Find the Perfect Minimalist Stainless Steel Case Watch

Browse through our top picks above, or check out our bestselling brand pieces on the site. Whether you're fully decked out in a suit for a crucial client presentation or lounging around at home, our range of sleek Nordgreen watches will make the perfect finishing touch for any outfit in several situations.

We have a variety of style and color options for straps, dials, and cases so that you can customize the perfect minimalist men's watch for yourself. If you're looking for a gift for a special someone in your life, check out our bundle sets, which feature multiple strap options to enable luxury-level personalization at any time.

We guarantee that you'll be satisfied with your Nordgreen watch, and you'll love the bold reaction you get from people on your gorgeous timepiece. Purchase a watch from us today, and enjoy free shipping.

Our Sustainable Initiatives

Carbon Neutral
By planting 1000's of trees we have offset our carbon emissions generated by our office here in Copenhagen. Equally, each of our global shipments have been offset, including your Nordgreen order.
Sustainable Packaging
All our packaging is FSC certified. The cardboard paper in our packaging comes from responsibly managed forests. The felt insides of the box are formed using up-cycled plastic bottles.
Giving Back Program
Our Giving Back Program upholds our Nordic and Danish values of health, education, and environment, and in doing so, establishes partnerships with relatable charitable organizations around the globe.
Responsible Manufacturing
By partnering with Danish partners abroad we ensure that our overseas production facilities adhere to the highest standards while following Danish labor practices.

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