What watches suit the modern man?

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When choosing a watch for a modern man, you need to pay attention to the most important thing that dominates in modern fashion – minimalism. There are plenty of models on the market, but a few in particular stand out from the crowd.

The most popular choice these days is of course the smartwatch (in this case men’s smartwatch). In the following article, however, we will focus on traditional models that still impress with their design.

Fossil FS5791 Neutra

There is something extremely striking about the combination of a blue dial and a brown leather strap, and Fossil has done it to perfection with its minimalist design. There are silver hands on the dial to accentuate the design. This watch is also interchangeable with other Fossil bands, so if you get tired of the color or it starts to look worn out, there are plenty of different options. Finally, note that the watch is water resistant to a depth of 50 meters, which is handy if you forget to take it off in the shower or during short swims in the pool.

Mondaine Classic

Mondaine has created a minimalist watch; their Classic model certainly catches the eye with its distinctly bold design. The Swedish brand describes this watch as “simple”, with an undecorated envelope and sapphire crystal. The color combinations of the Classic model are also extremely versatile, making pairing this watch with different pieces of clothing a breeze. The aesthetic is also fun and boyish, making it perfect for everyday wear

Casio MQ24

Men’s watch Casio The MQ24 meets many criteria; It is stylish, has a battery life of about two years, and is reasonably priced. Other standout features include the design, which is minimalist and classic, well suited for a variety of combinations and occasions. The informal combination of black and gold is timeless yet balanced and perfect for everyday wear.

Junghans Max Bill Quartz

German brand Junghans has opted for simplicity and style with the elegant Max Bill Quartz. The model is water resistant and features a calfskin strap with a stainless steel buckle. Not only is it splash proof, but it also features a convex hard plexiglass with Sicralan coating. The watch face also has minute indicators and hands with an environmentally friendly luminescent substance. The date function is also handy and matches the minimalist aesthetic of the watch

Daniel Wellington Classic St Mawes 36mm

The Daniel Wellington Classic St Mawes 36mm is a slim model with a simple round dial and a sophisticated case. The brown strap is the perfect color for different tone combinations and perfectly complements the rose gold hands and the edge of the watch face. Of course, rose gold doesn’t have to be your favorite material. Fortunately, this watch also comes in a version with silver trim


This minimalist watch from Braun has a sleek brushed stainless steel envelope and a stylish metal mesh strap. While the strap undoubtedly adds a unique look and texture not often seen in minimalist watches, the overall look is clean and crisp thanks to the bright silver tone and the addition of the dial. The dial, which is housed in a 40mm envelope, is light, bright and clear with a white background and black numerals. An additional yellow seconds hand and a small date stamp with a red cover add just the right amount of fun to this watch, making it perfect for both the office and the weekend.

Timex Easy Reader Grande

The Timex Easy Reader Grande is the epitome of minimalist style. A men’s watch with a classic aesthetic, featuring a 35mm diameter brass envelope with a protective mineral crystal window and a quartz movement with analog display, this is a timeless timepiece that suits men of all ages. This model is also water resistant up to 30m, has a genuine leather strap and comes with Timex Originals 2-year warranty.

Nordgreen Philosopher

For a highly sophisticated look, the Nordgreen Philosopher designed by Jakob Wagner and the CSR program is a great minimalist evening watch. The stainless steel device with a silver dial and black leather strap uses a quartz movement and is water resistant to 3ATM. Its tapered shaped envelope has a wider base than the dial, creating a sharp two-piece dial that draws the eye to the center of the watch. The raised envelope and lugs provide the finishing touch to the watch’s unique design. Interchangeable straps allow you to adapt the Philosopher to any style.

BUREI Minimalist Watch

Burei has taken a classic approach, and the brand’s minimalist watch is timeless. It can be worn in a variety of settings and looks sleek and neat. The combination of the stainless steel mesh strap and the dark grey brass dial is simple but effective. The analog display is easy to read, and the watch is water resistant; while not suitable for swimming, it is sweat and splash resistant.


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