In our buying guide, The Best Minimalist Watches For Men, we show you some of the coolest and simplest watches available today. You may think that a minimalist watch would be something that is new, but minimalist watches have been around for decades. Although some of the styles may be considered modern most of them are based on classic traditional designs. In fact, some of the more expensive minimalist watch brands like Zenith, and Piaget have been around for centuries.
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What is a minimalist watch?
For our purposes, minimalist watches are based on simplicity. You won’t find chronographs in the group, nor will you find a lot of ornate design like roman numerals. Most of the cases will be fairly thin due to the use of quartz movements. Automatic movements tend to be bulky and require much thicker cases. Indices will be represented by either simple lines or basic numbers. Because the easiest watches to simplify are dress watches, most the watches in our list will have leather bands, save one. The great thing about these stripped down minimalist watches is that because they are so simple, prices tend to be low. In fact, our first offering, by Daniel Wellington, is a minimalist watch under $100. Not too shabby.