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10 Best Minimalist Watches Under $200

10 Best Minimalist Watches Under $200

Minimalist watches offer a clean understated look that can be worn at work or play. We all know that some wrist watches can run a pretty penny so I focused on great quality watches that won’t burn a hole in your wallet.

Here is my carefully curated list of the best men’s minimalist watches under $200.


 Citizen Eco Drive Axiom

Citizen Eco Drive Axiom

Citizen Eco Drive Axiom (AU1065-07E)

Details at a glance:

  • Japanese Quartz Movement
  • 40 mm Stainless Steel Case
  • Mineral Dial Window
  • Water Resistant 3 ATM

The Citizen Eco Drive Axiom is my top pick for it’s optimized minimalist style and function. The white minute and hour hands are a nice accent against an all black body. It sacrifices the second hand to give the face a clean uncluttered look. A small window displays the date which only adds to the functionality of the watch. The body is made of ion plated stainless steel making this watch super durable for everyday wear. But the coolest part about the Eco Drive Axiom is it’s internal rechargeable battery that charges in any light source. Never change a watch battery again!

 MVMT Classic Black/Black

MVMT Classic Black/Black

MVMT Classic Black/Black (L2131B551)

Details at a glance:

  • 3 Hand Quartz Movement
  • 45 mm Black Stainless Steel Case
  • Black Stainless Steel Band
  • Mineral Glass Face
  • Water Resistant 3 ATM

MVMT offers a minimal men’s watch that is great for nearly any setting. Made of high quality materials like stainless steel for the case and mineral glass for the crystal. It even includes a sturdy zippered case to protect your watch when not being worn. It’s sleek all-black minimal design really make the red accents on the face pop.

 Moreau Casual Socialite

Moreau Casual Socialite

Moreau Casual Socialite (JP2MOR-12)

Details at a glance:

  • Japanese Quartz movement
  • 42 mm aircraft grade aluminum case
  • Sapphire glass dome face
  • Water resistant 3 ATM

If you are looking for the perfect everyday watch then look to the Moreau Casual Socialite. What’s especially interesting about this analog watch is Moreau’s choice of recycled materials like it’s reclaimed aircraft aluminum case and raw selvage denim band. This easily makes the Moreau Classic Socialite is conversation piece waiting to happen.

  Skagen Havene Stainless Steel

Skagen Havene Stainless Steel

Skagen Havene Stainless Steel (SKW6071)

Details at a glance:

  • Quartz movement with analog display
  • 42 mm stainless steel case
  • Mineral dial window
  • Mesh stainless steel bracelet 
  • Water resistant to 50 m (165 ft)

Skagen, known for their minimalist watch design, offers another bold yet simplistic design with their Havene watch. It’s white on white face gives it an amazingly simple appearance. And it’s stainless steel wrist band steps up the look for classy occasions. This watch gets extra points for packing in a ton of extra utility features such as luminescent hands and a chronograph.

 Komodo Winston Regal

Komodo Winston Regal

Komodo Winston Regal (KOM-W2257)

Details at a glance: 

  • Japanese quartz movement
  • 41 mm stainless steel case
  • Stainless steel back and brushed metal case
  • Genuine leather strap
  • Water Resistant 3 ATM

What’s great about Komono watches is that they provide great selection of minimalist wrist watch styles at an affordable price point. I chose to add the Komono Winston Regal to this list because it seamlessly blends a classic and modern look that can be worn in almost any setting. Anyone looking for a minimal leather watch can bet on the Winston Regal’s durable and comfortable leather band.

 TreeHut Bamboo

TreeHut Bamboo

TreeHut Bamboo (HUT-009)

Details at a glance:

  • Japanese Quartz Movement
  • Handmade from real wood
  • Genuine leather band

The TreeHut Bamboo is definitely our most unique minimal analog watch design to make the list. For under $100 you will receive a beautiful handmade watch that will definitely turn heads. Choice materials include a bamboo body and genuine leather for the strap. An inserting note is that each TreeHut watch has it’s own unique wood grain so that no two watches are exactly the same!

 MVMT Classic White/Tan

MVMT Classic White/Tan

MVMT Classic White / Tan Leather (L2131L331)

Details at a glance:

  • 3 Hand Quartz Movement
  • 45 mm Stainless Steel Case
  • Leather Band
  • Mineral Glass Face
  • Water Resistant 3 ATM

This is the second MVMT watch to make our list and for good reason. MVMT proves yet again that affordable minimalist watches don’t have to feel cheap or lack in function. Choice materials include mineral glass crystal, stainless steel body and a super comfortable yet stylish leather band. 

 Skagen Ancher Mono

Skagen Ancher Mono

Skagen Ancher Mono (SKW6194)

Details at a glance:

  • 40 mm stainless steel case
  • Quartz Movement
  • Tan Leather strap
  • Water Resistant 5 ATM
  • Scratch resistant mineral crystal

Skagen is known for their elegant minimalist wristwatch design and the Ancher Mono is no exception. What makes this watch unique is that there is no hour hand on the main face. Instead the hour is indicated on a small window at the 9 o’clock position allowing for a clean a minimal look.

 Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield

Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield

Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield (0107DW)

Details at a glance:

  • Quartz Movement with analog display
  • 40 mm rose gold stainless steel case
  • Genuine leather band
  • Water resistant 3 ATM

Daniel Wellington watches offer a classic minimalist look that’s perfect for dressed up and professional settings. At a closer glance Daniel Wellington removes the second hand all together and leaves only minute and hour to add to the clean minimalist look. At this price point the Classic Sheffield is a must have for the minimalist man who wants to add a touch of class to his style while still keeping things simple.

 Vestal Plexi Acetate

Vestal Plexi Acetate

Vestal Plexi Acetate (PLA014)

Details at a glance:

  • Japanese quartz movement
  • 48 mm stainless steel case
  • Stainless steel-plated band
  • Water resistant to 50 m (165 ft)

Vestal really stepped up it’s “less is better” game with this black minimalist watch. It features a gorgeous understated dial and three small chronograph sundials for added functionality. It’s sleek black on black color way offers a understated look that’s ideal for both casual and professional settings.


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