Testing the Waters
Our small watches were, of course, born to test the waters that most brands won't delve into.
Men's watches are usually typecast to start at much larger sizes, but we know better.
There comes a time when a young man needs to be given a premium wristwatch of their own to look after without breaking the bank to get it either.
There also comes a time when our classic, modern men have to experiment with small watch sizes to see how snug it fits – and take the attention away from their watch while still completing a gentleman's outfit.
Most importantly, the men who deserve a great watch for their slightly smaller wrist do not need to settle for bigger watches because they could not find the best thing for their own category.
At least, not on our watch. All pun intended.
The sweet spot created by these concerns is what brings the dream of Nordgreen's 36mm men's watches to the table.
We focused on crafting such style-defining timepieces in this size range from our existing line-up. That way, all of our Nordgreen men enjoy the same years of quality control, R&D and minimalist design that goes into our flagship models.
Now that we have two watch collections dedicated to this movement – and maybe more to come in the future – we make the choice as simple as it could ever be for you.
The Premium Stainless Steel Case Promise
We have chosen the stainless steel watch case in our design philosophy to be the material to represent our different watches – be it a date watch or an outdoor pick.
That choice did not just come from our love for the material, but its practicality for the stylish men that wear our incredibly light timepieces around their wrist and trust us to only give them the best watches.
Taking care of our customers is the first thing that matters to us. Thus, we went for the premium 316L stainless steel that is as hypoallergenic as they come. Even if you react to wearing other stainless steel material on your wrists, we promise you a better result with our nickel-safe offerings.
But, that's not all.
Whether you're diving into the rose gold watch category, prefer the quality silver finish, going for the plain gold colour or somehow appreciate all the work that we have put into the cool gunmetal grey quality, these colours pop out fine against the watch case from the first glance.
Our plating process makes these stainless steel watches suitable for daily usage without fear of losing the lustre and shine of your watch in little time. Unlike some other brands, we want you to get the most years and usage out of every timepiece that you buy from us.
That is inspired by our dedication to sustainable and earth-saving priorities, all keying into our minimalist nature and hygge, as we exemplify in everything that we say and do.
Native Watches: Go Thin, Yet Functional
We have found that less is sometimes more. In the case of the Native watch collection, we did not just bring the diameter to 36mm for you but also save on the diameter thickness.
Sitting pretty against your wrist without drawing too much attention to itself allows this watch to complement your outfit better. Suited as a daily watch, it gives you a certain down to earth appeal, which amplifies every other part of your dressing and masculinity.
Whether you are at a sporting event, going to the office or just strolling outdoors, the Native watch features something for you. Available in white and black dial colours, you get what you see from just about any other brand.
Step up the definition of your brand with the additional option of a navy-blue dial which is always there for the taking.
If you have never worn a small watch or don't know what it would feel like, this Native watch is designed to make you feel right at home.
Philosopher Watches: Get More from Less
The brilliance behind the Philosopher watches is how much more they bring to the table without even trying.
The case thickness is a little higher than what you get on the Native watch, but it is not too much that you notice anyway. On the watch face – which you can get in either black dial or white alone – you only have the date window beside the brand information.
Peering into the sapphire glass crystal, you also get a second hand befitting of a sports watch.
This case size was rightly chosen for this watch to keep it sturdy, stand out just enough to be noticed and protect the watch against external knocks and knicks.
These features make the Philosopher watches great outdoors – even better than the Native line, which is best suited to be dress watches.
Win With the Quartz Movement
We employ Japanese quartz movement of the Miyota type across all of our watches to ensure that they are suited for everyday use.
Where an automatic watch movement, for example, would lose time when it is not worn for a while, our quartz movement continues to clock the time even when you are not looking.
Play the Custom Game
A smaller case size means we have to pay more attention to details if it is to come out right. That is exactly what we did with the options on this table.
On every watch for smaller wrists that you choose from Nordgreen, you have the creative freedom to choose what ultimately becomes of the watch.
You are the artist. Here are some options to create the best watch for yourself.
Strapping up Right
The purpose of your timepiece should decide what straps go on there.
Most of the best stainless steel and titanium case watches only come with matching metal straps. If that is what you want, we have options of:
- 3 link metal straps and
- 5 link metal straps
These straps can be finished in all of rose gold, gold, black, silver or any other one of our premium colours.
To spice things up in the metal category, we also have some amazing mesh straps for men.
When you are not looking at metal, we provide premium Italian leather options. From the design to the finish, our genuine leather straps are created under the best practices to prevent skin irritation and ensure longevity.
Exemplifying our dedication to a better environment is our line-up of vegan leather straps. Crafted synthetically and never been tested on an animal, you get the best of both worlds here.
If unsure what strap to use, you could purchase our interchangeable straps with your choice watch. They slide off and back in without technical effort, so you can always change your look with a simple swipe of the watch strap.
Ready your Colour Palettes
Which artist doesn't know their colours? Not you.
We already told you that there are different colours to choose from on the watch straps – either you are going the stainless steel way or choose to test out the leather, rubber and nylon options.
That said, you can also determine what colours you see under the sapphire crystal and on the watch frame.
You could stay simple and match a rose gold watch to a rose gold bracelet or something else similar. You could also get creative and, say, pair your brown leather strap watch to a gunmetal grey case.
The choice is all yours here. Again, you could spice things up by buying a watch bundle that comes with extra bracelets that you can always swap out whenever you feel like it.
While the Native watch has a navy-blue dial as an extra dial colour in addition to the black and white, only the neutral colours come on the Philosopher build.
Not to worry, though. These colours are plenty for you to choose from and customise anyway.
Why Shop with Nordgreen?
Our co-founders Vasilij Brandt and Pascar Sivam worked with award-winning Danish designer Jakob Wagner to produce these unique timepieces that are inspired by Copenhagen's lifestyle.
Nordgreen's 36mm men's watches will bring out all that's stylish and elegant in you. The growing influence of Danish values and Scandinavian design in recent years, and the beauty and functionality of Copenhagen, inspire our thinking.
We are proud to be at the forefront of creating a movement of environmentally-conscious consumers who care where they spend their money and how their purchasing choices affect society and the environment. Because of this, Nordgreen's design philosophy aims to convey timeless thoughts of heritage and sustainability by incorporating these philosophies into every new watch collection.
Our watches exemplify five main design principles – heritage, balance, function, minimalism, and sustainability. We've wholly embraced the Danish philosophy of hygge and put it into our watches so that every timepiece you buy is one that you'll truly love and undoubtedly pass on to loved ones in future generations.
Nordgreen represents our heritage and commitment. Nord stands for our identity and values as Nordic peoples and green for our commitment to the environment and way of life. As a Danish company, we're lucky to live and be inspired by our core Danish values of wholesome living, green living, happiness, balance, and contentment.
We want our water-resistant, expertly crafted watches to inspire you to embrace these Nordgreen ideals while communicating to the world a man of style, balance, and simplicity, as well as a man who cares for society and the environment at large. With our exquisite timepieces of 36mm men's watches, you'll most certainly make an excellent first impression on everyone you meet and communicate these values.
Every timepiece you buy empowers you to donate to a charitable cause in our Giving Back Program. You may choose to donate to any of the following projects that aim to improve the lives of people living in lesser privileged societies:
- One month's free education for one child in India
- Two months' clean water for a resident of the Central African Republic
- Restoring 200 square feet of Amazonian rainforest in Latin America
These charitable donations are at no extra cost to you, as the cost of the gift is built into the price of your watch. We also make it easy for you to track your donation on our website. By typing in the serial number (on the backside of your watch casing) onto our site, you'll be able to monitor the impact of your gift.