Winter is well and truly on its way, which means it's high time to start prepping your wardrobe for the cold months ahead. You'll no doubt be swapping linens for wools, shorts for jeans and summer jackets for heavy outerwear, so why not apply the same seasonal mindset to your wristwear? It's commonly accepted that metal bracelets or nylon straps lend themselves better to summer watches, while leather is more appropriate for winter watches. Choose a timepiece with a high quality leather strap that will complement the rest of your outfit, in winter-appropriate shades like rich brown, navy and black. Need somewhere to start? Here are some leather strap watches on our radar this season.
BALTIC Watches Navy Blue / Silver Bicompax 002 Watch
This chronograph watch from French watch label BALTIC Watches draws design inspiration from classic 1940s timepieces, but offers a contemporary take in the form of cutting-edge modern mechanics. With three different finishes of the silver dial, it captures the light beautifully, making for an elegant winter accessory that you'll reach for time and again.
NOMOS Glashütte 201 Ludwig Watch
German watchmakers NOMOS are renowned for their minimalist take on wristwear, and this Ludwig style perfectly epitomises the brand's refined aesthetic. Its classic dial is offset by the subtle statement of blue hands and the luxurious Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan leather strap oozes sophistication.
UNDONE Black Minimalist Watch
This sleek black leather watch from UNDONE is the perfect everyday timepiece, thanks to its simple design and functional versatility. The best thing about UNDONE watches is that they're completely customisable, so you can please around with the features until you find a style you love. Check out two of our other favourite watches from UNDONE.
Junghans Black / White Form A 027/4730.00 Watch
Quietly confident and exuding elegance, this classic watch from Junghans makes for the perfect dress watch, but its sleek simplicity also means it will fit seamlessly into your everyday wardrobe. Made to stand the test of time, it's a veritable heirloom to pass down through the generations.
VOID Watches PKG01-SI/LB/WH Watch
Keep it simple with VOID Watches' Scandinavian-designed classic date watch, boasting a timeless combination of white face and brown leather strap. The ultra-thin 7mm case makes its ideal for tucking underneath bulky outerwear in the winter months. Priced at under £200, it's an absolute steal.