AN OVERVIEW OF NEO-CLASSIC WATCHES
The next step up from the minimalist watch is the neo-classic watch. Just as mid-century modern architecture and decor has become a thing, so have straight forward watches that are simple and functional. They remind us of the watches that our fathers or grandfathers wore in the 1970s or 1980s. I would submit that my classic Citizens Eco-Drive dress watch is an excellent example of a modern neo-classic watch. It looks almost exactly like the kind of Citizen watch that would have been worn in the 1950s through the early 1970s. But, underneath, it has a modern solar power plant that charges it up and keeps it running for a very long time.
|Citizen Eco-Drive Dress Watch
Not every neo-classic watch is powered by the sun, but every neo-classic watch evokes a past era of classic watch design. The watches of the 1960s and 1970s were basic and functional. Today, these watches make great dress watches or business casual watches. They are great in situations where you don't want to bring focus onto your watch. When you just want a sensible, simple, and elegant timepiece, neo-classic watches are excellent choices.
|Pulsar Men's Stainless Steel Dress Watch
Whenever I have a job interview, I choose a neoclassical watch like my Pulsar. It's simple, easy to read, and it comes from a reputable manufacturer.
You'll find many neoclassic watch designs from discount stores like Walmart on up. When giving such a watch as a gift, you'll want to make sure you select a brand that recipients have heard of and respect. Brands like Pulsar, Citizen, and Seiko excel as respectable manufacturers that most people have heard of and enjoy.