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For watch collectors and horology enthusiasts, it's more than just the exposed gears and open face of a skeletonised watch that get them excited to put one on. Men’s skeleton watches (also known as see-through watches or open-face watches in the UK) 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.
While most automatic and mechanical skeleton watches cost more, there are affordable skeletonised 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 a lower price), you’ll get the look you’re after.
Men’s skeleton watches are the exact opposite of tacky. 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 trendy again. The skeletonised 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 stun factor… just like there’s no way to not find yourself mesmerised by the visible springs, 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.
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