What To Learn From This Years Watch Trends

This year, we’ve seen some amazing new timepieces from both old and new brands alike. And while the year isn’t over, we wanted to take a moment to round up the top watch trends of the year (so far). Ready to dive in? Let’s go!

1. Return of the Skeleton Watch

One of the most popular trends we’re seeing this year is the return of the skeleton watch. For those who are unfamiliar, a skeleton watch is a timepiece with a transparent or partially transparent case, which allows you to see the inner workings of the watch movement.

Skeleton watches first gained popularity in the 18th century as a way for watchmakers to show off their skill and artistry. And while they fell out of fashion for a time, they’re definitely back with a vengeance. From delicate and dainty designs to bold and masculine styles, there’s a skeleton watch out there for everyone. 

2. Oversized Watches 

Another big trend we’re seeing this year is oversized watches—and we’re not just talking about men’s watches. Women’s watches are getting bigger and bolder too. While dainty and minimalist designs will always have their place, there’s something empowering about putting on a big, bad boy of a watch.

If you’re looking to make a statement with your timepiece, an oversized watch is definitely the way to go. Just be sure to try it on before you buy it—you want to make sure it fits comfortably on your wrist without being too loose or too tight. 

3. Vintage-Inspired Watches 

Another we’re seeing a lot of is vintage-inspired watches. Whether it’s revamped versions of classic models or original designs with vintage flare, more and more brands are releasing timepieces that harken back to days gone by.

If you’re looking for a timeless piece that you’ll be able to wear for years (or even decades) to come, consider opting for a vintage-inspired design. Just be warned—these pieces can be pretty pricey. But trust us, they’re worth it! 

4. Traditional Watch Brands Are Embracing Smartwatches 

For years, traditional watchmakers were hesitant to embrace smartwatches. They really didn’t see them as legitimate competition and didn’t think they posed much of a threat. But that all changed when the Apple Watch debuted in 2015. 

The Apple Watch proved that smartwatches could be just as stylish and well-made as their traditional counterparts. Since then, many traditional watch brands have jumped on the smartwatch bandwagon and started releasing their own models.  

If you’re in the market for a new watch, you now have more options than ever before. You can choose between a traditional watch or a smartwatch (or even one of the many hybrid models that combine features from both).

5. Minimalist Watches Are More Popular Than Ever

Minimalist watches have been trending for a few years now and they don’t show any signs of going away anytime soon. These types of watches tend to be quite understated in design with clean lines and simple aesthetics. 

While minimalist watches may not be everyone’s cup of tea, there’s no denying that they have mass appeal. Many people prefer their watches to be simple and easy-to-read rather than flashy or over-the-top . If you’re looking for a timeless watch that you can wear for years to come, a minimalist model is always a good choice.

6. Pops of Colour 

Move over, all-black everything – this year it’s all about colour! We’re seeing more and more watches with colourful dials, straps, and even case materials. So if you’re looking to add a little bit of fun and personality to your collection, keep an eye out for pops of colour.

7. Mille-ing over Metallics

Last year we saw the return of the 80s with bold colours and geometric shapes making a comeback in fashion and design. This trend has also made its way into the world of watches, with an increased focus on metallics like gold and silver. Look for watches with shiny metal cases or bracelets to make a serious statement this year.


It has been quite a year so far—but luckily, it hasn’t all been bad news. In fact, the world of watches has seen some incredible new releases (and some major trends) over the past few months.

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