16 Watches Every Minimalist Needs to Know About

We’ll never deny the outfit-amplifying powers of a statement piece of jewelry, but perhaps big showstoppers are not realistic for everyday wear—at least for some. That’s why a simple, understated, and practical accessory seems so appealing when it comes to building a well-rounded wardrobe. Specifically, a sleek, minimalist watch.

Each of the 16 slides ahead shows a toned-down watch design that makes for a perfect everyday accessory. Not all timepieces are created equal, either. Look out for Elizabeth and James’s new 200 Series Watch, which takes a futuristic approach; Linjer’s recently released design that’s casual and timeless; or a refined, luxe style from the likes of Piaget. Click on for the 16 watches that should be on every minimalist’s radar.

This design is called The Minimalist for a reason.

The rose-gold accent on this watch is the perfect touch.

So classic. And did we mention it’s on sale?

Who says women can’t wear men’s watches?

You can’t go wrong with this style, especially for under $100.

This watch looks like it comes straight from the future.

This sleek all-black watch is truly minimalism at its finest.

There’s nothing as classic as black and gold.

We promise none of your friends have a watch like this.

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This post was previously published at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

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