Have you ever heard about the saying “Keep it simple”?… Sometimes the most beautiful things are found in the most simple and minimal products and that can also be the case in watches. In this article, I will be talking about 6 simple watches which in my opinion are very good options if you are looking for a minimalist style watch.
Simplicity is the art of doing things right without overloading it with unnecessary stuff. In watches there is a style which is called minimalist, as the name states, it is about having the minimal amount of things in the watch but in style and with taste. Simplicity is also something elegant and that can have more character than something that is full of stuff and overdone or overload.
Timex Weekender Fairfield
Timex is an all American brand that was founded in 1854, it has a lot of history within the American watch world. It is also well-known in the affordable watches segment by offering good quality timepieces at affordable prices and also it has some very nice looking and iconic designs like the Weekender. One of the variations of the Weekender, the Fairfield, is a good example of a simple watch.
You can find this watch in different case colors, like silver, rose gold, or gold color. Also, with different strap options like nylon or leather. The sizes can go from 38mm to 41mm. It is a very good option if you don’t want to spend a lot of money and want a good quality every day and subtle watch.
Bulova Men’s 96B104
The dressy minimalist style of the Bulova 96B104 makes this watch a very good option for the next simple watch in your collection. It has only a date complication, which is very subtle and adds some character to the almost minimalist design.
It is a perfect option for a dressy kind of watch because it has an alligator style leather strap and is also very slender and in combination with the subtleness of the design and the 37mm case size, it is a simple and classy watch for those dressy occasions.
The “entry level” Swiss brand, Tissot, also has a minimalist watch and in my opinion is a very good one. Because you are not only getting a nice looking and simple dressy watch, you are also getting a watch from a Swiss brand which is very well-known within the mid-range Swiss brands. The Everytime is the type of watch, hence the name, which you can use in every type of situation and also as a daily driver watch in your collection.
In my opinion, this watch is one of the best options for a simple and minimalist design watch in the range price. It has a quartz movement and a 42mm case size, which can be a little big for some people but in general is kind of trend nowadays. If black is not your color and you are more into the tan or brown colors take a look at this Tissot Everytime.
Citizen Axiom Eco-Drive
That’s right, there is a minimalist style watch for the people who like solar powered watches. If you want to know more about solar powered watches check this previous article. The Axiom is the type of watch that can be easily used every day and with different attires. Is one of the most minimalist watches in this list, because it doesn’t even have any sort of numbers or marks for the hours, it only has a black dial and the hours and minutes hands, but don’t worry you still have the useful date complication at the 3 o’clock place.
It has a case size of 40mm which is home a quartz movement with the very good solar powered technology of citizen, the Eco-Drive, and a stainless steel bracelet, which makes it a little bit sportier than other options in this list. Something very interesting about this watch, in particular, is that there is a chronograph option, which I think is one of the few chronographs with this simple and minimalist style.
Junghans Max Bill
A watch from a brand that comes from Germany, the Junghans Max Bill. Junghans was founded in 1861 by Erhard Junghans. The Junghans brand combines the subtle stylish design with the quality and craftsmanship of its watches. The Max Bill is a perfect example of the attention to detail that the company gives to every watch they make but at the same time combining it with a minimalist, elegant and refined style that gives this watch its own and unique character.
It was designed by a well-renowned architect and designer called Max Bill, hence the name, The movement on this watch is an automatic self-winding movement with a 38 hours power reserved. The case size is 38mm, which it can be a little small for some people so maybe I will not recommend this if you don’t like small watches.
Nomos Orion 38mm
The Nomos Orion, a watch from a German brand characterized for its simple and minimalist designs, is the true essence of the minimalist concept in the watch world, it is not overdone and is subtle and simple but at the same time is a watch that is very attractive to look and it is very likely to call the attention of the people that are talking with someone wearing the timepiece. Because of the refined and stylish design, the Orion is a watch that can be timeless and it will always keep its subtle character.
The watch comes with a 38mm size and a display back for you to be able to admire the beautiful automatic in-house movement which has a 43-hour power reserve. The gorgeous white dial with the sub dial in the 6 o’clock place and the slender and polished silver hands, which combined give the watch a magnificent and elegant finish while keeping the minimalist and subtle design.