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A skeleton watch strips the watch’s dial back to the bare essentials and reveals as much of the inner workings as possible. For watch collectors and enthusiasts, it's more than just the exposed gears and open face of a skeletonized watch that get them excited to put one on. Most skeleton watches for men are built with mechanical movement. For a true aficionado, the ritual of winding the watch is part of the beauty. Not interested in winding? Get an automatic skeleton watch and let your movement do the work for you.
Visible gears don’t mean that a skeleton watch is void of aesthetic details – quite the opposite. From partially open skeleton dials with Roman numerals and thick hands, to watch cases with contrasting bands, there’s a style that’s perfect for work, play and every day in between.
While most automatic and mechanical skeleton watches cost more, there are affordable skeletonized watches with quartz movement. These aren’t true skeleton watches in that the exposed gears are not actually working. But from a distance (and for the cheaper price), you’ll get the look you’re after.
Men’s skeleton watches are the exact opposite of tacky – they’re stylishly cool. Each timepiece gives you the chance to marvel at the intricacy, precision and hard work of timekeeping. The first skeleton watch was invented in 1760, but they truly earned their must-have status when cheap quartz watches started flooding the market and men decided to make the classic cool again. The skeletonized watch – with its cutaway dial and time-honoured, quality movement – was a way to separate the unique from the mass-produced.
And don’t worry about fragility. Skeleton watches for men are just as strong as other watches. While a skeleton watch may look fragile because there’s less material separating the gears from the rest of the watch, they’re just as durable as any other timepiece.
You have a story to tell and you deserve a watch that showcases your individuality. That’s why each of our skeleton watches for men is designed to stand out and make a statement. There’s no way to hide their cool factor… just like there’s no way to not find yourself mesmerized by the visible dials, gears and wheels. But who wants to blend in? Leave subtly to the other guy.
Check out our expanding selection of automatic, mechanical and quartz movements to find the best skeleton watch for your story.
Are you not sure, whether a skeleton watch is right for you? Read our article: "4 questions to ask before buying a skeleton watch" here
Or, if you are looking for something else you can see our entire range of watches for men here