10 Best Minimalist Watch in 2021

Minimalism was an avant-garde movement in the arts during the 1950s that later became a lifestyle. A minimalist learns to live with less and focuses on the necessary by getting rid of stuff and eliminating clutter. The concept became popular in other fields including architecture, home decor, fashion design, and even in watch crafting. A minimalist watch focuses on a timepiece’s purpose–to tell the time without cluttering the dial with decorative accents and all the bells and whistles of a luxury watch.

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But a minimalist watch doesn’t mean minimal options. They’re available in many styles from vintage to modern and with  a variety of features. Minimalist watches are great for a variety of occasions and transition easily from everyday to formal wear. Choosing a minimalist watch is no less involved than choosing any watch. Our collection showcases some of the best minimalist watches to help you find the right style for you.

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Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch, Italian Black Leather Band
Best Dress Watch
Classic Sheffield Watch by Daniel Wellington
  • ultra-thin stainless steel case
  • analog dial
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Vincero Luxury Men’s Kairos Wrist Watch — Blue dial with Brown Leather Watch Band — 42mm Analog Watch — Japanese Quartz Movement
Vincero Men's Kairos Watch
  • Japanese Miyota quartz movement
  • analog dial
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41mm Men’s Watch - Ultra Thin Case Minimalist Waterproof Stainless Steel Dress Classic Fashion Business Wristwatch by Byron Bond (Richmond - Silver Case with White Dial and Brown Leather Strap)
Byron Bond Mark 3 Men's Watch
  • analog dial
  • hard mineral lens
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Nordgreen Native Scandinavian Rose Gold Men's Analog 40mm (Large Face) with Rose Gold Mesh Strap 10086
Nordgreen Native Scandinavian Watch
  • analog dial
  • mineral glass
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NOVE Streamliner Swiss Made Quartz Watch for Men 46mm Brown White A004-01
NOVE Streamliner Watch for Men and Women
  • Swiss made
  • analog dial
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GUESS Mesh Black Ionic Plated Rectangular Genuine Diamond Watch. Color: Black (Model: U0298G1)
Best Casual Watch
GUESS Ionic Plated Watch
  • analog dial
  • two diamond indices
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Victorinox Men's Alliance Stainless Steel Swiss-Quartz Watch with Leather Strap, Black, 21 (Model: 241765)
Best Allround Watch
Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance Watch
  • seconds subdial
  • analog display
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Seiko Men's SNE102 Stainless Steel Solar Watch with Brown Leather Strap, Multicolor dial
Seiko SNE 102 Men's Solar Watch
  • solar powered
  • analog dial
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Mondaine Men's A660.30314.16SBB Quartz Classic Leather Band Watch
Mondaine Men's Minimalist Watch
  • analog dial
  • mineral crystal
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Citizen Eco-Drive Axiom Quartz Mens Watch, Stainless Steel with Leather strap, Black (Model: AU1065-07E)
Citizen Men's Axiom Eco-Drive Watch
  • analog dial
  • Japanese quartz movement
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Best Dress Watch

Classic Sheffield Watch by Daniel Wellington

Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch, Italian Black Leather Band

Designed in Sweden, Scandinavian their minimalist watches for men have a clean design that is apparent in the Classic Sheffield Watch by Daniel Wellington. The round black analog dial features stick indices and delicate hands that are balanced for an elegant look. The dial cover is a protective hardened glass mineral on these minimalist watches.

The 36 mm double-plated stainless steel case is ultra-thin with a case diameter of only 6 mm for a featherlight look and feel. The stainless steel bezel is stationary. The matte black watch band is made of genuine Italian leather and can be interchanged with other bands to change up the look of the watch. A tang buckle makes fastening and releasing easy.

The Classic Sheffield is powered by reliable Japanese movement for time accuracy and requires a lithium battery (included). It’s water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet).

Specifications

  • ultra-thin stainless steel case
  • analog dial
  • hardened glass mineral
  • stainless steel stationary bezel
  • Japanese quartz movement
  • genuine leather strap
  • water resistance: 100 meters
  • case size: 36 mm
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Vincero Men's Kairos Watch

Vincero Luxury Men’s Kairos Wrist Watch — Blue dial with Brown Leather Watch Band — 42mm Analog Watch — Japanese Quartz Movement

The look of the Vincero Men’s Kairos Watch hints at luxury and transitions well between casual and formal settings. The satiny blue analog dial features silvertone baton indices to mark the time. Double indices are at the 12 o’clock position above the Vincero logo. The tiny second markers around the dial are functional without being distracting. The dial is protected by a sapphire coated mineral glass lens to protect from scrapes and scratches.

The 43 mm case is made of surgical grade stainless steel for extra durability. There is an interchangeable brown leather strap with a croc pattern. The Kairos is one of many minimalist watches in their range that is powered by Japanese Miyota quartz movement for amazing preciseness. A perpetual calendar is shown in the date window at the 3 o’clock position.

Vincero watches are manufactured in small batches to increase quality. The Kairos Watch can survive showering and surface water sports with a water-resistance of 100 meters (330 feet).

Specifications

  • Japanese Miyota quartz movement
  • analog dial
  • sapphire-coated mineral
  • date display
  • surgical steel case
  • leather strap
  • water-resistance: 100 meters
  • case size: 43 mm
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Byron Bond Mark 3 Men's Watch

41mm Men’s Watch - Ultra Thin Case Minimalist Waterproof Stainless Steel Dress Classic Fashion Business Wristwatch by Byron Bond (Richmond - Silver Case with White Dial and Brown Leather Strap)

The Mark 3 Watch by Byron Bond is an elegant men’s dress watch that makes the statement less is more. It will pair well with both casual business and formal wear. The minimalist analog dial is almost stark with thin silvertone indices and hands. The brand logo is at the 12 o’clock position. The dial cover is a hard, scratch-resistant mineral.

The 41-mm case diameter is not huge. It is made from surgical stainless steel for high durability. A thickness of 6.5 mm gives it a slim profile and good fit under the cuff. It’s complemented by a brown leather strap. It has a water-resistance of 50 meters (160 feet).

Byron Bond is a British company that assembles their watches by hand to ensure quality. Quartz movement gives the Mark 3 accurate timekeeping.

 

Specifications

  • analog dial
  • hard mineral lens
  • surgical steel case
  • slim profile
  • leather strap
  • quartz movement
  • water resistance: 50 meters
  • case size: 41 mm
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Nordgreen Native Scandinavian Watch

Nordgreen Native Scandinavian Rose Gold Men's Analog 40mm (Large Face) with Rose Gold Mesh Strap 10086

Inspired by the balance and minimalism of Copenhagen, the Nordgreen Native Scandinavian Watch is a unisex timepiece from designer Jakob Wagner, renowned for his simplistic designs. Powered by Japanese quartz movement, the round white analog dial has rose gold indices and hands. The curved dial window is scratch-resistant mineral glass.

The rose goldtone design with a 40 mm case diameter is stainless steel and is matched with a rose goldtone mesh bracelet-style interchangeable band with a safety clasp. Change the look of the Native Scandinavian with bands available in other colors and in leather or nylon. It’s water-resistant to 30 meters (100 feet) and safe from scratches.

Specifications

  • analog dial
  • mineral glass
  • Japanese quartz movement
  • rose goldtone stainless case
  • goldtone mesh band
  • unisex design
  • water resistance: 30 meters
  • case size: 40 mm
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NOVE Streamliner Watch for Men and Women

NOVE Streamliner Swiss Made Quartz Watch for Men 46mm Brown White A004-01

The unisex NOVE Streamliner is a quality Swiss-made watch with a design inspired by Art Deco. The look transitions easily from casual to formal occasions. The round white analog dial has tiny screws for all 12 indices and the brand’s trademark Super-Lumin hands. It’s surrounded by aerodynamic circles. The dial cover is a sapphire crystal.

The stainless steel case has a diameter of 46 mm and is ultra-thin at just 6.7 mm thick. It’s complemented by a genuine brown leather band with white stitching.

The NOVE Streamliner features world-famous four-jewel Swiss quartz movement. It is water-resistant to 50 meters (165 feet) and has a battery life of six years. It comes with a two-year warranty.

Specifications

  • Swiss made
  • analog dial
  • sapphire crystal
  • stainless steel case
  • genuine leather band
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • 6-year battery life
  • 2-year warranty
  • water resistance: 50 meters
  • case size: 46 mm
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Best Casual Watch

GUESS Ionic Plated Watch

GUESS Mesh Black Ionic Plated Rectangular Genuine Diamond Watch. Color: Black (Model: U0298G1)

The GUESS Ionic Plated Watch is an eye-catching timepiece with chic sophistication that is sure to be a conversation starter. The rectangular analog dial is shiny black enamel. It features tiny genuine diamonds at 12 and 6 o’clock and no other indices or markers and silver pointer hour, minute, and seconds hands. The dial cover is a durable mineral crystal.

The 37 mm case is polished black ionic plated stainless steel. The matching mesh band has a deployment clasp. The GUESS minimalist watch is powered by quartz movement and is water-resistant to 50 meters (165 feet).

Specifications

  • analog dial
  • two diamond indices
  • polished enamel dial
  • ionic plated stainless steel case
  • stainless steel mesh band
  • quartz movement
  • water-resistance: 50 meters
  • case size: 37 mm
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Best Allround Watch

Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance Watch

Victorinox Men's Alliance Stainless Steel Swiss-Quartz Watch with Leather Strap, Black, 21 (Model: 241765)

The Victorinox Alliance Watch for men has the look of a luxury watch and pairs well with both casual and dress wear. The gray minimalist dial features a simple, non-distracting seconds subdial and a date window at 3 o’clock. The Victorinox logo is embossed at 12 o’clock. The hands and stick indices are luminous, and the dial cover is an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

The 44 mm stainless steel case has a screw-in back. The stationary bezel is stainless steel. It’s complemented by a black embossed leather band. It’s water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet) and suitable for snorkeling but not diving.

Victorinox is a luxury watch manufacturer in Switzerland famous for the ubiquitous Swiss Army knife. The Alliance Watch features reliable Swiss quartz movement. It comes with an attractive gift box for gifting.

Specifications

  • seconds subdial
  • analog display
  • date window
  • sapphire crystal
  • Swiss made
  • stainless steel case
  • stationary bezel
  • leather band
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • water-resistance: 100 meters
  • case size: 44 mm
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Seiko SNE 102 Men's Solar Watch

Seiko Men's SNE102 Stainless Steel Solar Watch with Brown Leather Strap, Multicolor dial

The Seiko SNE 102 Men’s Watch has a vintage look with modern solar power charging. Powered by Japanese quartz movement, the dark blue analog dial features goldtone baton hands and indices. The day and date window are displayed at 3 o’clock. The dial cover is the brand’s trademark Hardlex crystal.

The 39 mm case is two-tone (gold and silver) stainless steel, and the stationary bezel is stainless steel. The band is brown croc-embossed leather. It’s water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet).

Specifications

  • solar powered
  • analog dial
  • day/date display
  • Hardlex crystal
  • stainless steel case
  • stationary bezel
  • leather band
  • water resistance: 100 meters
  • case size: 39 mm
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Mondaine Men's Minimalist Watch

Mondaine Men's A660.30314.16SBB Quartz Classic Leather Band Watch

The Mondaine Men’s Watch from the SBB Collection adds a whimsical touch to the minimalist look. It is based on the standard Swiss SBB clock used at the train stations in Switzerland. The bold black hands and baton indices make a striking contrast on the white analog dial. A red sweeping second hand has a round disc on the end that creates a fun focal point. The dial cover is a durable mineral crystal.

The 36 mm stainless steel case has a thinness of 8 mm to give the watch a slim profile. The stationary bezel is stainless steel. The band is black faux leather with a buckle clasp.

The Mondaine SBB Watch is made in Switzerland and features Swiss quartz movement. It’s water-resistant to 30 meters (99 feet).

 

Specifications

  • analog dial
  • mineral crystal
  • stainless steel case
  • stationary bezel
  • faux leather band
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • water resistance: 99 feet
  • case size: 36 mm
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Citizen Men's Axiom Eco-Drive Watch

Citizen Eco-Drive Axiom Quartz Mens Watch, Stainless Steel with Leather strap, Black (Model: AU1065-07E)

The Citizen Axiom Eco-Drive Watch for men is a classic example of the modern minimalist design. The black analog dial is stark with only one silver geometric indice at 12 o’clock. The Citizen logo is underneath. The silver hands are ultra-thin. The date is subtlety displayed at 3 o’clock, and the dial window is a scratch-resistant mineral.

The 40 mm case is black stainless steel. The stainless steel bezel is stationary, and the band is soft black calfskin with a buckle closure.

The Citizen Axion is powered by the brand’s popular solar Eco-Drive and stays charged after exposure to natural or artificial light. It features the company’s Japanese quartz movement and is water-resistant to 30 meters (99 feet).

Specifications

  • analog dial
  • Japanese quartz movement
  • Eco-Drive solar power
  • mineral crystal
  • stainless steel case
  • stationary bezel
  • water-resistance: 30 meters
  • case size: 40 mm
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