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10 Best Minimalist Watches for Women

The best minimalist watches for women are simple, timeless, and classic. A watch can add the finishing touch to any outfit, from casual to formal. Many women stay away from watches because they find them to be too large or ornate. Fortunately, there are a variety of minimalist watches for women that add a little something extra to a look without being overpowering extra themselves! From rose gold to stainless steel, read on to learn about our 10 favorite minimalist watches for women and add a subtle piece to your jewelry collection.

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1. Avenue Women’s Analog Minimalist Watch by MVMT


MVMT Avenue Watches | 28MM Women's Analog Minimalist Watch | Jane best minimalist watches for women


This classic women’s watch from MVMT features a 28 mm Hardened Mineral Crystal face that fits snugly to the wrist for comfort and a polished look. Minimalist features include numeral lines rather than large numbers, and hands in a coordinating metal finish. The watch is water-resistant to splashes. The strap is made of high-quality stainless steel with your choice of gold-tone. All in all, this watch is a simple and subtle statement piece.


2. Clocktower Gray Leather and Silvertone Metro Watch by Kate Spade New York

kate spade new york Women's Metro Stainless Steel Analog-Quartz Watch with Leather Calfskin Strap, Grey, 16 (Model: KSW1141) best minimalist watches for women


All class, no frills! This timeless women’s watch from Kate Spade New York features an understated gray leather band, a simple 34 mm case, 3 hands, and analog quartz movement. The dial of the watch is mother of pearl with silvertone stainless steel hands and case and mineral crystal dial window. The movement is made of Japanese Quartz. This watch is water-resistant to momentary water exposure but not suitable for immersion.


3. Fashion Marble Dial Watch by Shengke


Fashion Marble Dial Watch Women Simply Quartz Watches Leather Band Casual Ladies Wristwatch best minimalist watches for women

This beautiful minimalist women’s watch features a leather strap and marble style facing with analog display. This watch is on-trend and stunning, with a rose gold-tone stainless steel bezel and matching clasp. This imported watch is suitable for any setting from casual to business, even formal. The face of the watch is 30mm, understated but modern, with a Japanese quartz movement.


4. Fairfield 37 Taupe Leather Slip-Thru Strap Watch by Timex


Timex Unisex TW2P98400 Fairfield 37 Taupe Leather Slip-Thru Strap Watch best minimalist watches for women


If you’re seeking a watch that is timeless and versatile, this piece from Timex will make the cut. Features include a taupe double-layer leather strap, a round, white minimalist face with gold-tone markers, and a 37mm case. This watch lights up with Indiglo at the touch of a button and can withstand splashes and light water exposure. The perfect watch for women who love to incorporate neutral tones in their wardrobe and seek a sleek, minimalist watch.


5. Bloom 36MM Women’s Analog Minimalist Watch by MVMT


MVMT Bloom Watches | 36MM Women's Analog Minimalist Watch | Ghost Iris best minimalist watches for women


Another beautiful piece from MVMT, the Bloom watch series features a 36 mm case and an elegant minimalist design. The matte dial is designed cleanly with small round indexes close to the bezel, and a sub-seconds dial centered in the lower portion of the face. All features are perfectly proportional. This watch is sure to accessorize well with any minimalist wardrobe. This battery-powered watch features a Miyota Quartz movement. MVMT watches are designed in the United States.

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6.Warrior Brussels Women’s Dress Watch by Welly Merck


Welly Merck Swiss Movement Womens Dress Watch 30MM Swiss Quartz Movement with 14mm Interchangeable Leather Band,5ATM Waterproof (Blue1) best minimalist watches for women


This simple and fabulous swiss movement watch will become any watch loving woman’s new favorite piece. Featuring an interchangeable leather watchband, stunning white face with small black numerals, and stainless steel bezel, this understated piece is the perfect timeless women’s minimalist watch. The face is protected with scratch-resistant mineral crystal and the watch is moderately waterproof. Wear everyday casually or dress it up for any occasion.


7. Slim Runway Women’s Stainless Steel Watch by Michael Kors


Michael Kors Women's Slim Runway Quartz Watch with Stainless-Steel-Plated Strap, red, 20 (Model: MK3895) best minimalist watches for women

If you like simple design with a pop of color and an oversized face, the Slim Runway Women’s Stainless Steel Watch by Michael Kors is the classic women’s watch for you. In a brushed finish stainless with beautifully coordinating accents, this piece catches attention without overdoing it. This watch can be worn for recreational swimming but is not approved for water resistance when diving or snorkeling. Perfect for a weekend at the beach, sailing, or as an everyday piece to add to your wardrobe.

8. Weekender by Timex


Timex Unisex TW2R107009J Weekender Blue Denim Red and White Stitching Slip-Thru Strap Watch best minimalist watches for women


Nautical is still on-trend, and this Weekender watch from Timex is a wonderful, simple choice to add a little of that trend to your regular wardrobe. The perfect minimalist, casual watch with a little splash of color, the weekender features a blue denim strap with red and white stitching, a round dial (white) with black numerals in military time, and a polished silver-toned brass case. The watch face lights up with Indiglo at the push of a button, and the unit can withstand brief water immersion and splashes; however, it is not meant to be used as an underwater watch. Long periods of immersion will ruin it.


9. Floral Rose Goldtone Watch by Nine West

Nine West is known for it’s incredible minimalist wardrobe components. This simple women’s watch offers a splash of color with its rose gold-tone and subtle floral face pattern. Features a light blush pink band, rose goldtone 38 mm case, coordinating markers and hands, mineral crystal face, Japanese Quartz movement, and 3d printed floral design. This Manhattan company is pro at understated couture. Bring a little slice of spring and summer to your wardrobe all year long with this lovely minimalist watch.

10. Vix Delicate & Classic Women’s Watch by Nixon


Nixon Vix Black Delicate & Classic Women's Watch (34mm. Gold and Cream Face/Gold Stainless Steel Band) best minimalist watches for women

Who doesn’t love a contemporary and clean timeless women’s watch? This gold and cream watch by Nixon is all of the above and more. Featuring a 34mm stainless steel gold-tone case with a cream face and gold-toned quarter-hour markers and hands that flawlessly match the band and case, this piece is classy to the max. Made with a textured bezel and butterfly clasp, the beauty is in the details. The understated design allows the chicness of the piece to really shine, making it one of the best minimalist watches for women!

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By BCR Staff

August 2019

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