Here at The Urban Upgrade, we love products that are a little different. We’re always on the lookout for items that catch our eye and can hold our attention. We’ve seen some interesting design innovation in the watch sector recently, and we’ve found watches that we think are set to trend in 2018. The watches listed here all are designed to stand out, make a statement and show you’re a little different from the norm. Without further ado, here’s our list of trending watches in 2018.

Wood Watches

First on our list of trending watches in 2018 is the wood watch. We picked up one of these in mid 2017 and have seen their popularity really grow since then. We’re expecting wooden watches to really explode in 2018.

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Most are handcrafted, and have a beautiful finish.You’re looking for a wood watch with a stainless steep clasp, be wary of wooden clasps – they will really reduce the durability of your watch.

Wood is notoriously difficult to craft and because of this, a wood watch typically takes a long time for a master craftsman to develop. As a result, we often see these watches go for over $200. Here at The Urban Upgrade, we can get our favourite wooden watch delivered to you for $60.

Check it out here: Bobo Bird Wood Watch

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    Bobo Bird Wood Watch

    Handcrafted quality, for a watch that makes a statement.
    The Bobo Bird Wood Watch is a quality timepiece made from the finest wood. Comes with a beautiful wooden box, a reliable quartz timepiece and your choice of watch face color.

Skeleton Watches

Skeleton watches have been popular for a few years now, with no signs of slowing down. As a result, they deserve a place on our list of trending watches in 2018.

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Requiring detailed craftsmanship, skeleton watches show the inner workings of a watch. For those fascinated with engineering or just an interest in ‘how stuff works’, skeleton watches often make a real statement.

We’ve found ourselves caught in somewhat of a trance staring at skeleton watches, so be sure to watch out for that!

Again, because of the difficulty involved (you don’t just remove part of the face – the inner components themselves have to be moved around so you can see them) a skeleton watch can run you up huge dollar. We’ve got a deal on right now that’ll get an awesome skeleton watch to you for $25.

Check it out here: Skeleton Watch with Leather Strap

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    Skeleton Watch with Leather Strap

    See all the moving parts.
    The Skeleton Watch is great for those with an inquisitive mind. Examine all the moving parts of your quartz timepiece.

World Map Watches

World Map Watches just started popping in the last days of 2017. If you’ve been travelling recently, you may have seen these advertised on Facebook (as we have!).

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Personally, we think they’ve got a pretty cool design, but what we really love is the statement a world map watch makes. Wearing one, people can see you’re an adventurer, and love to travel. We actually found they’re a great conversation starter too – people comment “cool watch!”, then you quickly begin to share stories of the places you’ve been on your watch.

With our watch, we found a manufacturer that would actually print the names of the places on the world map design too. You can learn the names of all those tiny countries and learn new places to go on your next adventure. You can pick one up at The Urban Upgrade for $25 delivered here: World Map Watch with Leather Strap

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    World Map Watch with Leather Strap

    Wear your wanderlust
    The World Map Watch shows off your adventurous side in this beautiful everyday watch. It’s a big world out there – take your travel inspiration with you everyday.

When we started The Urban Upgrade, a big goal for us was to find items that are a little different. We love stuff you might have seen only once or twice before. We aim to stick all that stuff together in a beautifully curated catalog.

We’re excited for the new designs that are to come in the watch sector in 2018. We’ll be sure to revisit this post in 6 months time and see if we predicted rightly the trending watches in 2018.

We hope our list of trending watches in 2018 has exposed you to something new or inspired your next watch purchase to be a statement about yourself. Wear your watch proudly – let people know what you’re all about.


6 Comments

Jassi · January 6, 2018 at 4:08 pm

world map watch is looking fab

    Zac · January 6, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Agreed! ????

Lady Zen · January 6, 2018 at 8:23 pm

The skeleton one is cool!

pia16ammo · January 12, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Boho bird, wooden watch… Its beautiful 🙂

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