Minimalist watches are the hottest new trend for men and women! Where once lavish Rolex watches decorated with diamonds were the quintessential dream watches everyone wanted to own, many people are now valuing the sentiment that "less is more." Minimalist watches feature simple dials, casing and straps, straying far away from the gaudy look of overpriced timepieces that most people would have to take out a loan to buy. Minimalist watches can make a statement of elegance and sophistication, complimenting your professional or casual appearance rather than dominating your whole look. And because jewels don't make a watch better, you'll find that you can find plenty of quality watches for your money. If you are looking for an affordable but sophisticated watch, read on to learn about the best minimalist watches.

Timex is one of the biggest and most affordable watch brands on the market. They offer a wide selection of minimalist watches that compliment pretty much any look you are going for. One of their most popular minimalist watches is the Fairfield 41mm Leather Strap Watch that features a black dial, gold-tone case and black leather strap. It is available for just $79 on the Timex website. A white dial and chrome case version is available for $89. If you are looking for something a little pricier and elegant, the Waterbury Classic Automatic 40mm Leather Strap Watch is available for $249 and features a natural leather strap and stainless-steel case. It is also available with a black dial or with a brown strap and rose-gold-tone case.

Fossil is another excellent watchmaker that too offers high-quality minimalist watches at comparable prices. The Luther Three-Hand Black Leather Watch is now just $59 on their website versus the usual $115 asking price. The all-black look can compliment casual and formal looks. If black is not your color, an all-brown version is available too. The Smoke Leather Band version features a blue dial and is also available for $59. For women, there's the Kalya Three-Hand Two-Tone Stainless Steel Watch for just $119. It features a rose-gold-tone case. The Jacqueline Three-Hand Two-Tone Stainless Steel Watch comes in black and rose gold for $139. All Fossil watches feature Quartz movement and most are water-resistant.

If you really want to keep the cost down, Amazon offers a ton of minimalist designs from a wide variety of watchmakers. The BUREI Men's Quartz Watch Black Minimalist Analog Ultra Thin Black Simple Style Classic Design is water-resistant and features a matte black dial that makes it look sporty but exquisite. It is available for just $25.99 on Amazon, not including a limited-time $2 coupon. With Amazon Prime, you'll also get free shipping. BUREI also offers the JEDIR Women's Watch Classic Simple Quartz Wristwatches Big Dial Calendar Number Stainless Steel Mesh Band that features a white dial and blue hands that are easier on the eyes. If functionality is your primary concern, these watches are more than up to the task. You can also find top brands on Amazon such as Timex at a lower price than you can find anywhere else. The Timex Men's Southview 41mm features a rose-gold-tone case, white dial and tan leather strap for just $35.09. A black dial and case with brown strap version is just $42.89.

If you are looking for a minimalist watch for a functional and professional look, there are plenty of great options out there including budget brands like Nixon and higher-end brands like Daniel Wellington. No matter your budget, you can find a minimalist watch that's perfect for you, and at a minimal price too.