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Making a Case for the Minimalist Watch

Anyone who’s spent a fair amount of time looking for a new watch knows there’s a vast ocean of timepieces out there: sports watches, dress watches, diving watches, military watches, chronographs... the list goes on and on.

But ultimately, all you need is a trusty everyday watch that’s sleek and pared-down, works with anything you’re wearing and, most importantly, tells time. We’re calling it “the minimalist watch” and we’ve waded through them all to find the five best examples—all at reasonable prices. (Which could come in handy for any naked wrists on your gift list.)

Five minimalist watches that you, or someone you know, should be wearing right now:»

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The Minimalist

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Bloggy watch tastes tend towards the rugged, but it’s not the only style in the world. And if you don’t plan on taking your next watch on a sailboat or a freeclimb any time soon, you may want to consider a more minimal option.

For instance, this one.

Braun just rereleased their 70s-era wristwatches, boasting the same pared-down design philosophy they'd bring to a toaster or a safety razor. We wouldn’t let it near a rumpled oxford—but if your wardrobe’s already full of clean lines, it’s a good way to add more.