Daniel Wellington Watch Find

Why the Daniel Wellington watch is a must-have.

While I could afford to be more punctual--and I’m sure my friends can attest to this--it’s not due to the lack of a watch. In fact, I think a watch is an everyday wardrobe must. A good watch can make an outfit and say a lot about a person. I have several watches, which I wear according to what I’m doing that day, and I had been looking for a classic, everyday watch. In my search for something low profile but classy I found Daniel Wellington. 


The story begins in the British Isles, where Filip Tysander, the founder of Daniel Wellington, met a man who told amazing stories; he was also inspiring, unpretentious, and had impeccable style. The man wore his watches on old NATO straps. His name was Daniel Wellington. 

I like the “British Prep” vibe found in Daniel Wellington watches and I couldn't be happier about it. It’s a bit nautical, very refined, and can be worn for every occasion. The clock face of the watch is clean and traditional. All styles are round, though they come in two different sizes. For men, there is just one size. All have removable bands, which I found very easy to change. There are several different options of leather bands as well as different colors of the NATO strap, which is made of nylon. 

The watches’ classic look incorporates a little bit of history since NATO straps were originally commissioned by the British armed forces. They wanted a standard-issue watch strap with durability and flexibility that promised  performance in wet or otherwise dirty conditions. 

Another attractive element of the watch is that the price isn't pretentious. DW watches range from $130- $230; individual interchangeable bands range from $30-$65. To get your wrist in one of these beauties, you may have to go online since the company is relatively new and from Sweden. I've actually only seen them at Prize Interiors here in Austin (202 Colorado St.). For online information, visit DanielWellington.com


All photos by Reagan Hackleman.

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