Nordgreen Watches with Light Up Dials

Nordgreen Watches with Light Up Dials

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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

Whether your profession involves working in the dark, or you find yourself checking the time on your watch during the night, watches with light up dials are fantastic. They allow you to quickly glance at your timepiece and immediately know the time, even in the dimmest of settings.

Today, watch manufacturers use numerous different technologies to create highly effective light up dials. These types of watches are different from regular timepieces and make use of high-tech materials. It’s important when buying a watch with light up dials, that you understand how it works, in case you ever need to repair or replace the incandescent components. Thankfully there are many reliable wristwatches on the market that make use of luminous dials.

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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.

Why Choose Watches with Light Up Dials?

A wristwatch is an integral wardrobe piece, that not only looks great but aids with daily life. Watches with light up dials are even more helpful since they employ a feature that allows you to easily check the time when you’re out at night, in a poorly lit room, or even during a deep-sea diving session. 

There is a wide variety of designs, with many light up dials available in different forms. The majority of these are made with Super-LumiNova, a safe and long-lasting material that is charged by both natural and artificial light.

As expected, some watches with light up dials are better than others, due to the overall quality of the timepiece. Some watches have improved features such as water-resistant or scratch-resistant faces, which will enable you to see your illuminated dial better.

Choosing the best watch for you may prove challenging, due to the abundance of options on the market. However, most light up dials are made from safe materials, and come with exciting features, and gorgeous designs, ensuring that you’ll find something that suits your wants and needs.

How Do Watches with Light Up Dials Work?

Luminous dials on watches have been around since the First World War when soldiers needed to see the time in low-light conditions. Radium was painted directly on to the hands since it was incredible at illuminating not only dials but entire rooms. However, this substance was discovered to be radioactive and quickly fell out of favor due to it being unsafe.

By the 1960s, promethium and tritium were being used for light up dials, since they were safe than radium. However, their luminous ability would lessen over time, meaning that something stronger had to be invented, which was both harmless and effective when it came to illumination.

Nowadays, almost all luminous watch dials are made with Super-LumiNova, a material discovered by Kenzo Nemoto in 1993. As mentioned earlier, it uses natural and artificial light to charge it, meaning that it doesn’t lose its strong glow, and is 100% safe.

Super-LumiNova is made with strontium aluminate, which emits a green or blue glow, that will be visibly bright for several hours. If you notice that the luminosity of your dial begins to dim, you simply need to expose your timepiece to the sun, or an artificial light source. This will charge the material so that it can illuminate your timepieces’ dial again.

Like any watch, light up dials can be affected by too much moisture, so you must look after your timepiece. However, there are many waterproof watches with luminous dials available, which can be used in the darkest depths underwater.

Affordable Watches with Light Up Dials

The price tag of a watch usually reflects several factors; craftsmanship, special features, and the brand you are buying from. There is a variety of watches on the market that come at affordable prices and have been highly manufactured.

When it comes to light up dials, it is important to buy a quality-made timepiece from a well-respected and trusted brand. You should also take into account the style of the watch. If you want something elegant, then there are many designs out there that encompass a light up dial. Likewise, if the movement is important for you, then try to find a classic mechanical timepiece that has modern functions.

If you want an elegantly designed watch, with a reasonable price tag, then check out our selection of light up dial watches at Nordgreen. Our first-rate collection of watches won’t disappoint and you’re sure to find something that suits your personal preferences.

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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.
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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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