To be honest, silver never was great material for watchmaking. Firstly, it is really soft. That feature made silver easy to craft, but on the other hand, silver wears off too fast. To make silver harder, it needed the addition of different materials, like zinc or copper. Secondly, by adding copper onto silver, silver begins to oxidize quickly. When in contact with the sweat of moisture, silver watches left green or blue marks on the wearer’s wrist. The third reason is tarnishing. Silver tends to lose color pretty fast, and the process of cleaning is annoying and repetitive. So, a vast majority of the watchmakers turned to stainless steel. Stainless steel is an affordable, durable, and hard material. Also, it’s hypoallergenic and scratch-resistant. We should know, we make all our Nordgreen watches from 316L stainless steel.
To give you one headache more, German silver also contains no silver. The most common synonyms for this material are nickel silver, new silver, or Maillechort. It’s a pretty confusing name for an alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc. Often, German silver is used in watchmaking as an alternative to brass. Mostly, it’s used for making movement plates and bridges. German silver has a naturally low oxidation level, so after time, it gains a nice layer of patina.
Of course, we do. All our models come in silver color. But, for the reasons mentioned above, we make our watches from stainless steel, not silver. We wanted to offer the full satisfaction of our customers. As a material, silver can’t keep up with the modern trends anymore, but as a color, it is more than acceptable for our watches. In fact, silver is one of our favorite colors and is available in every model. We like how our silver watches look great on the light, how they reflect every photon.
We have a list of reasons, to be honest. But, we’ll choose just a few.
Silver watches are perfect for an elegant and classy look. Although your silver watch can also be your everyday watch, you can wear it on every elegant occasion and will fit your tuxedo just perfectly. Pair your silver watch with a nice black leather band or a mesh silver band, and you are ready to conquer the gala night. Our lead designer, Jakob Wagner, has made every our wristwatch a true masterpiece. Every our Nordgreen watch is classy, minimalistic, and has a timeless elegance. You can choose from Pioneer, Philosopher, and Native lines of Nordgreen watches for men. Pick the one that will suit your character the most. Last, but not the least, if you want to own a truly recognized and rewarded watch, go with our Pioneer line. Our pride and joy watch won the prestigious Red Dot designer’s award in 2020.
As we said, silver watches go well with elegant style. However, by simply changing your straps, your silver watch is ready for every other style and occasion. How is that possible? Well, you see, all our straps are interchangeable. So, by simply changing one strap to another, in a minute, you will gain a whole new look. For a business meeting, choose our straps made from Italian leather, or vegan leather. If you are attending some casual events, pick a nice mesh silver strap, or a nylon one. It’s like owning multiple watches with just one.
As we mentioned above, we want our watches to last. There is no better gift to give your child or a grandchild than an everlasting timepiece. With that in mind, we produce our watches only using the finest, most durable, and most good looking materials.
We use the Miyota movement in every one of our watches. The Miyota movement is a high-standard quartz movement made in Japan. Quartz movement is the most precise type of movement, and with far less moving parts than in mechanical watches, it will last longer.
Of course, our metal of choice is stainless steel 316L. This type of steel is one of the most durable ones. Also, that’s the reason it’s commonly used in medicine, for surgical equipment and implants making. Stainless steel is resistant to scratches, cuts, corrosion, and rust. Also, it doesn’t lose color during the time.
Water is a natural sworn enemy of every watch. The precise mechanism and fine making are just too sensitive to get in touch with water. Knowing that we made sure all our silver watches for men and women are water-resistant. Philosopher, Infinity, and Native line have water resistance up to 3 ATM, while the Pioneer line has water resistance up to stunning 5 ATM.
Sadly, the times of the classical silver watches have passed. As dedicated watchmakers, we are proud of every part of the history of watchmaking. It’s important to be proud of your roots because they are the reason why are you standing so firm in the present time. As a material, silver became outdated, but as a color, it will never go out of fashion. We promise you that.