Nordgreen: Making the world a better place, one watch at a time

August 02, 2018

If you're a long time blog reader of mine, you must have known that I never have an outfit where I don't wear my watch. I don't wear them during my trips to the beach but even then sometimes I still have my watch on just because I'm too used to have them around my wrist. I may not be the biggest watch collector out there but I collect watches all the time. To me, they're like accessories that complements my look. Mostly I will pick watches with small to medium case to make a smaller wrist illusion. I used to love men's watches what with their giant cases just because I think they're super cool, super strong, and just balance any kind of look. But as I grew older, my bulky watches are only the ones from Casio, I'm talking about their Baby-G collection. My dad bought me one when he was on a business trip to Japan and it was so cute but also too casual. The problem with casual watches is there is no way you can wear them to a formal event. Which is why I try to pick my watches a little bit more versatile, something that can go with any daily outfit, and formal events. I'm talking about minimalist design, subtle color tones, and the most important thing; it has to be an analog.

I have to be honest with you guys, I had never heard of Nordgreen before. So when few weeks ago Chris from Nordgreen approached me through my email being so polite and friendly, offering a chance for me to get to know better about this one Scandinavian brand, I couldn't say no. I mean it was a coincidence because I had been scrolling through the internet, to a lot of online marketplace bookmarking any watches that I could lay my hands on because I was in need of a new watch. And this opportunity came just in time.

So here's a little history of the brand itself;
"Nordgreen Watches was founded in January 2017 by Vasilij Brandt and Pascar Sivam in Copenhagen, Denmark. Both born and bred in Denmark, they wanted to create a watch brand inspired by traditional Scandinavian design, while incorporating the core Scandinavian values of generosity and social responsibility. They were joined by Jakob Wagner, one of the leading Scandinavian designers who actually designed DrägerMan PSS 500 Air Unit for firefighters and who also worked with  Bang & Olufsen, Hay, Muuto, and many more brands. With his eye for design, this partnership flourished and three watches designs were completed August 2017." —New Labels Only

And so, I finally had the chance to lay my hands on Philosopher Rose Gold Mesh in 36mm.

Rose gold is such a beautiful color that it quickly catches my attention in between the other two Philosopher's case. The watch originally comes with an interchangeable rose gold metal strap. It's one of my Achilles heels when a watch was designed with interchangeable straps and honestly, I can even change the strap by myself. I don't have to go to a store to help me change my watch straps. That's one of the things I love about Nordgreen. You can change your whole look from day to night event just a strap away. Which is why I had an extra black leather strap shipped together because the metal strap is perfect for formal events and the leather strap for daily wear.

Genuine leather with matching rose gold buckle

Stainless steel rose gold strap

You guys must have been wondering if they cost you a fortune because these days, great things don't come easy affordable. Well, tell you what, Nordgreen doesn't think so. I have to agree when they say beautiful products don't have to come at a high cost. All of their watches are retailed in between 150 - 200 EUR with two years warranty and free shipping as well! It's such a great deal with the quality that you get.

If you think that the grand design of the watch itself is already mind blowing, wait until you know that Nordgreen has a giving back program. Yes, you read it right. It's the very thing that sets this brand apart from other watch brands I've came across. For every watch purchased, they make a contribution for a good cause that we, as customers, can choose ourselves! Isn't that amazing? We can choose between at least three causes:
  1. Education – 1 month of education to a kid in India
  2. Environment – 200 square feet of rainforest in Latin America preserved
  3. Health – 2 months of clean water to 1 person in Central African Republic
So how does this 'giving back' work? It's very simple. Once you make a purchase and receive the watch, you'll get a unique identification code and serial number. You can then access Nordgreen's Giving Back webpage and put the information needed, you choose which cause to support, and once everything's set, the donation will be linked to the watch for the remainder of its lifetime.

It's the little thing like this that warms up my heart. As an environment law student, I highly support this kind of program because we need this, and it's always amazing to be able to give back to the community. So yeah, let's make this world a better place, one watch at a time.

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  1. Es precioso!!! Y con la correa dorada debe de quedar también muy bonito!!!

  2. I love the idea of changing the straps and what a wonderful cause. Love the watches and what this brand stands for. Well done to Nordgreen. xoxo Cris

    1. Thank you so much for your thoughts, Cris!

  3. They are indeed! Even more beautiful because they're a brand with a cause!

  4. Amazing wacth so many pretty


  5. Beautiful watch!
    Beijinhos da Jacky.😙

  6. The watch is gorgeous! Definitely love supporting brands that also support good causes!