We love watches and find it a bit baffling that many don’t appreciate the history of design and engineering that goes into every timepiece at OPUMO. For those who do, we wanted to dig deeper into the best men’s watches through the ages. Vintage men’s watches from About Vintage right down to modern digital men’s watches from VOID Watches, we have something for everyone at OPUMO. Here are our favorite men’s watches of the moment.
Vintage watches for men
Vintage men’s watches are a safe bet because they have already stood the test of time. Vintage design has a timeless quality – if it’s been around for a century, we’d bet it will be here for another.
About the vintage 1844 chronograph
If this is the history of watches, it would be an oversight not to include About Vintage. This Danish watchmaker names each of his vintage watches for men after a pivotal year in the history of watchmaking. The 1844 Chronograph marks the year the chronograph watch was updated to include a reset function, allowing for successive measurements. A Miyota 6S11 quartz movement powers this men’s chronograph watch.
NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date
NOMOS Glashütte is a recent addition to the OPUMO pages and we couldn’t be happier to welcome the German watchmaker. Since 1990, NOMOS has used the best components from Germany and a concern for clear, precise and vintage-inspired design to become one of the most respected watch brands in the world. The Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date illustrates the brand’s ability to harmoniously combine functionality and style. Using the in-house built DUW6101 automatic movement, this automatic men’s watch is almost irresistible.
Contemporary minimalist watches
A development in watch design that has captured our hearts relies on a host of minimal vintage watch faces, updating them with modern components and contemporary color schemes. These minimalist accessories for men are very useful for everyday styling.
Founded in 2014 in Glasgow, Instrmnt caused a stir with its signature Instrmnt 01, a minimalist steel watch inspired by mid-20th century industrial design. Carefully crafted in Glasgow, Instrmnt 01-A represents the personal desire of founders Ross and Pete for a watch that combines high-quality Swiss components with a simple, utilitarian design. Instrmnt focus not only on the high end watch design but also on the consumer experience. Each Instrmnt watch arrives unassembled to show you the simplicity with which you can build your own timepiece.
TID No.1 40mm Watches
Stockholm-based TID Watches caused a stir in 2012 with the launch of the No.1, a minimalist and sleek watch for men. Powered by a Japanese Miyota 2035 quartz movement, the striking design and functionality of No.1 make it one of the best watches under £ 200. In true Scandinavian style, TID cuts this watch down to the essentials, making it a watch that never grabs attention, but gets it anyway.
Futuristic watches for men
Take a peek into the future of time with a new era of digital men’s watches. While the digital watch has long been viewed as a temporary accessory, worn purely for its function, we see a selection of labels breathe new life into the design.
VOID V01 MKII Watches
Hong Kong-based VOID Watches launched in 2008 with a set of iconic square digital watches known as V01. After a few years of fine-tuning, VOID now offers the V01 MKII. This digital men’s watch exemplifies a minimalist approach to a modern watch. The square stainless steel case features a half-sized sapphire crystal overlying a subtle digital display. Elevate this digital watch by opting for a leather strap, blurring the lines between tradition and future.
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