Uncategorized, 2015-02-23

The first time I heard the name of this stylish brand, I thought it was British. But actually it’s Swedish. The founder, Filip Tysander, was inspired during his trip when he met an intriguing gentleman who was well-dressed, always relaxed and loved to wear his watch on old NATO straps. You might be able to guess his name. Yes, it is Daniel Wellington. As you might know, we at WNM are suckers for stories behind a brand. And this one sure is easy to remember.

“A timeless design for stylish men.”

Let’s be honest though, they don’t only have a great brand story but also beautifully designed watches. This is probably why I became a fan of their products when I first saw them at VOO in Berlin. The watch itself is very thin & elegant. The branding is subtle, it’s the design that makes it recognizable not the logo. This is probably where the Scandinavian roots of the brand step in, a clean and minimalistic designed watch. No extra features, just stylish.

The Classic Bristol is part of their Classic Collection, these watches have clean lines and a simple design with a strap made out of genuine leather. When we say thin, we really mean ultra-thin. It’s around 6mm, which makes it easy to wear under a shirt or sweater. Not too bulky. They come in rose gold or silver, the rose gold has a softer look than gold if you ask me. Less peacocking and instead a timeless design for stylish men.

One thing we like as well is the fact that you can change the straps yourself. Changing from a leather one to their classic NATO straps in no time with the pin delivered together with the watch. Don’t let the leather scare you, at first it’s a bit stiff, but after a few days it will fit like a glove!

Some technical details:

  • Leather Strap: Dark Brown
  • Rose Gold or Silver
  • Dial Color: Eggshell White
  • Japanese Quartz Movement
  • Case Size (diameter): 40 mm
  • Case Thickness: 6 mm
  • Water resistant up to 3 ATM (avoid all contact with water)

If you like this watch as much as we do, you can get one yourself on their webshop using our 15% discount code. Type in ‘whynotmonday’ in the promo-code area when you check-out. This code is valid until the 15th of March 2015.
Happy shopping!