Photographer: Andrew Musson for Bloomberg Businessweek

Time to Buy a Minimalist Black Watch

An affordable black watch keeps you on schedule—and makes a fashion statement, too.

  1. Objest Hach
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    Objest Hach

    Crosshatch patterns break up the dial into the 12 segments of a traditional watch face. 

     

    $335; objest.com

  2. Braun BNO171
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    Braun BNO171

    The yellow second hand makes this instantly identifiable as a Braun timepiece. The ceramic bracelet makes it unique among competitors. 

     

    $440; braun-clocks.com

  3. Movado Edge
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    Movado Edge

    Yves Béhar’s modern-day industrial reimagining of the 1947 “museum dial,” which has a single gold dot at 12 to symbolize the sun at high noon. 

     

    $495; movado.com

  4. Uniform Wares M37
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    Uniform Wares M37

     The commitment to minimalism is so intense, there’s no branding and no second hand. 

     

    $400; uniformwares.com

  5. Nocs Atelier Seconds Rose Gold
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    Nocs Atelier Seconds Rose Gold

     A black nylon NATO strap gives off a stealth military vibe. 

     

    $280; nocsatelier.com

  6. Simpl Gravity
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    Simpl Gravity

    The only flourish comes in the form of a couple of forward slashes at 12. 

     

    $179; dezeenwatchstore.com