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51 Contemporary Watches for the Modern Man

From Wooden Watches to Cosmic-Inspired Watches

— August 4, 2014 — Fashion
Luxe timepieces are to men what bags and shoes are to women, so it should come as no surprise that the market is filling up with artisan-crafted, contemporary watches.

If you are currently looking for a new watch to indulge in, take your pick from these amazing quality options that are both functional and dangerously stylish. You will find everything from sustainable and elegant bamboo watches with a cause to timepieces modeled after beverage bottles to breathtakingly beautiful and whimsical Scandinavian timepiece designs. The best thing about these contemporary watches is the fact that they keep up with the classics when it comes to quality and craftsmanship, but they take it a step further by giving it a modern and dapper look.
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Comprehensive App-Enabled Smartwatches
Comprehensive App-Enabled Smartwatches
The ZTE Bluewatch Gets its First Showcase at CES 2014
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Space Race-Inspired Watches
Space Race-Inspired Watches
The New Nooka Watch Celebrates Space Exploration and Human Potential
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Galactic Wooden Watches
Galactic Wooden Watches
The 'Kisai Space Digits Watch' from Tokyoflash Japan Will Boggle Your Mind
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Airplane-Embedded Watches
Airplane-Embedded Watches
The Bremont Wright Flyer Contains Muslin From the Wright Flyer Aircraft
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Sporty Brazilian Watches
Sporty Brazilian Watches
Bulgari's World Cup Watch Celebrates Brazil as the 2014 Host Country
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Lingerie Brand Timepieces
Lingerie Brand Timepieces
A Victoria's Secret Rolex Explorer I Will Be Auctioned Off for Charity
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Elegant Minimalist Smartwatches
Elegant Minimalist Smartwatches
The Cogito Smartwatch Display Pops Up When You Get a Notification
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Wooden Bamboo Watches
Wooden Bamboo Watches
This Bamboo Watch Design Puts an Emphasis on Sustainability & Style
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Proactively Notifying Smartwatches
Proactively Notifying Smartwatches
The Martian Notifier Smartwatch Looks Like a Regular Watch
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Analogue Activity Watches
Analogue Activity Watches
The Activité watch is Deceptively High-Tech
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Revolutionary Kaleidoscopic Watches
Revolutionary Kaleidoscopic Watches
The Swatch Sistem51 is Visually Stunning & Beautifully Crafted
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Sports Car Chronographs
Sports Car Chronographs
Prototipo Chronograph by Officine Autodromo Embraces Spirit of Racing
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Moonwalk-Honoring Watches
Moonwalk-Honoring Watches
This Speedmaster by Omega Honors Buzz Aldrin's Moonwalk
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Perfeclty Timed Swiss Watches
Perfeclty Timed Swiss Watches
The TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon Has a Novel Timekeeping System
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Wild Animal-Inspired Watches
Wild Animal-Inspired Watches
The Tiger Kensington Watch Gets it's Beauty from the Fierce Beast
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Moon-Mimicking Watches
Moon-Mimicking Watches
The Luna Moon Watch Tells Time Through the Wax and Wane Motions of the Moon
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Compass-Inspired Watches
Compass-Inspired Watches
The Crossover Watch by Projects is Stylishly Minimal
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Androgynous Wood Watches
Androgynous Wood Watches
Original Grain Designs an Earthy Line of Boyfriend Timepieces
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Vibrantly Practical Chronographs
Vibrantly Practical Chronographs
VOID Watches Introduces its First Mechanical Watch Design
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Contemporary Chronometer Watches
Contemporary Chronometer Watches
The Wristlet Watch is a Pocket Watch for Your Wrist
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Patriotic Combat Timepieces
Patriotic Combat Timepieces
These RJ-Romain Jerome Watches Honor the 20th Century Military
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Luxe Snake-Inspired Watches
Luxe Snake-Inspired Watches
The Perrelet Turbine Snake Watch is Limited to 99 Units
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Miami Beach-Inspired Timepieces
Miami Beach-Inspired Timepieces
The Hublot 'Lady 305' Watch is Bringing the Miami Heat
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Affordable Opulent Timepieces
Affordable Opulent Timepieces
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Classy Minimalist Armless Watches
Classy Minimalist Armless Watches
The Nixon Newton Watch Brings a Bare Yet Classic Aesthetic
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Notched Minimalist Watches
Notched Minimalist Watches
Bottle Watch by Industrial Facility is Modeled After Glassware Bottoms
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Affordable Silicone Watches
Affordable Silicone Watches
These Rubber Band Watches Only Cost $13 a Piece
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Exquisite Cat Eye Watches
Exquisite Cat Eye Watches
The New Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Watch Celebrates its Anniversary
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Single-Hand Timepieces
Single-Hand Timepieces
Slow Watches Display Time-of-Day in a Minimalistic, Military Fashion
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Feather-Light Wristwatches
Feather-Light Wristwatches
The BRM V6-44-MK Watch is the World's Lightest Automatic Wristwatch
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French Riviera-Inspired Watches
French Riviera-Inspired Watches
Corniche Watches's Scandinavian Timepiece Designs are Flawless
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Activity-Revealing Watches
Activity-Revealing Watches
The 'Average Days' Watch Shows the Standard, Worldly Person's Activity
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Intricate Map-Infused Watches
Intricate Map-Infused Watches
The Piaget Altiplano Scrimshaw Watch Puts the World On Your Wrist
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Flexible Wooden Watches
Flexible Wooden Watches
This Natural Wooden Watch Collection Applies Thin Wood to Leather Straps
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Iconic Photography Watches
Iconic Photography Watches
Leica and Valbray Team Up to Create This Stunningly Luxurious Watch
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Cosmic-Inspired Watches
Cosmic-Inspired Watches
The Ziiiro Saturn Watch Makes for a Perfect Father's Day Present
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Vintage Aviation Watches
Vintage Aviation Watches
This Bell & Ross WWI Guynemr Watch Makes for a Special Father's Day Gift
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Sleek Wooden Wristwatches
Sleek Wooden Wristwatches
The JORD Watches Strike a Perfect Balance Between Sleek, Earthy & Hip
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High Tech Retro Watches
High Tech Retro Watches
Velox Brings Back the 70s with Its XC1 Watch
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Avant-Garde Abstracted Watches
Avant-Garde Abstracted Watches
DEZ Watch Has an Unusual and Futuristic Way of Displaying the Hour
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Strikingly Sleek Smartwatches
Strikingly Sleek Smartwatches
The Moto 360 Drowns Out the Competition When It Comes to Design
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Indestructible Sturdy Watches
Indestructible Sturdy Watches
The Ruckus Watch Was Made for the Ruckus-Causing Individual
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Durable Titanium Diving Watches
Durable Titanium Diving Watches
The Dive Master 500 Titanium Watch is Both Functional and Stylish
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Swanky Scandinavian Steel Watches
Swanky Scandinavian Steel Watches
The Bifrost Isbla Watch is Inspired by Nordic Mythology
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Rugged Swiss Watches
Rugged Swiss Watches
The Inox Watch Makes Light of the Most Severe and Unforgiving Conditions
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Astronaut-Approved Watches
Astronaut-Approved Watches
The Luminox SXC GMT Space Series is Made for Hardcore Situations
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Totally Transparent Luxury Watches
Totally Transparent Luxury Watches
The Cartier Santos Skeleton Watch is Elegant and Classy
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Contemporary Custom-Fit Timepieces
Contemporary Custom-Fit Timepieces
Yes Man Watches Feature an Innovative Buckle for a Seamless Fit
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Revolutionary Smartphone Watches
Revolutionary Smartphone Watches
The Arrow Smartwatch is a Timepiece with an HD Camera
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Minimalist Monochrome Watches
Minimalist Monochrome Watches
These Greyhours Watches Make for a Sleek Father's Day Gift
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Luminous Clubbing Wristwatches
Luminous Clubbing Wristwatches
The 'Night Owl' Watches Light Up After Midnight
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Disguised Hi-Tech Watches
Disguised Hi-Tech Watches
Withings Activite is a Good-Looking Design with Fitness Tracking Options
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Automobile-Inspired Watches
Automobile-Inspired Watches
This Luxurious Ralph Lauren Watch was Inspired by a Black Bugatti
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Simplified Smartwatches
Simplified Smartwatches
The Cyclus Watch by Holy Tracks Fitness and Interprets Smartphones
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Nautical Diving Watches
Nautical Diving Watches
This Russian Diver Watch by Invicta Resembles an Antique Diving Suit
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Handy Hydration Watches
Handy Hydration Watches
The th2O Medical Bracelet is a Constant Reminder of Water Consumption
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