nixon watches review

Nixon Watches Review – Are They Any Good?

An In Depth Nixon Watches Review

Hello everyone, today I’ve put together a Nixon watches review where I’ll be teaching you a bit about the history of the Nixon brand before finally finishing things off we a list of 5 of the most popular Nixon watches currently available.

Brief Nixon Watches History

Nixon were founded in California, United States in 1997 by Andy Laats and Chad DiNenna. The idea begun after DiNenna was unsuccessful in finding a watch that truely reflected his personal style.

The Nixon brand was originally aimed for the outdoor enthusiasts, being sold in surf, skate, & snow shops.  Since these humble beginnings, the Nixon brand has grown to sell in over 80 countries worldwide and now also produces accessories, apparel, headphones, and portable speakers.

You can learn more about the history of Nixon watches on their Wiki page.

Are Nixon Watches Any Good?

So are Nixon watches actually any good? I suspect that’s what at least of few of you originally came here thinking. Nixon watches tend to be both stylish and functional with an aim to create beautiful watches that can survive an active lifestyle.

They have styles that cover traditional, retro, and contemporary designs for both men and women and take influence from many of the most popular trends in fashion today.

When you view Nixon’s full collection of watches you see they really do have something for everyone. They’ve got their own smart watches, flashy dress watches, sports timepieces, and digital watches. They even have a collection of limited edition Star Wars watches available (one of which I just had to feature today).

All in all, I’m happy to say I personally think Nixon watches offer good value for money. They’re not going to get a watch snob excited, but we’re not exactly on a Rolex budget with this brand either are we.

Also Read: Best men’s watches under £500

5 Best Nixon Watches For Men

Below we’re finally going to be taking a look at some of the most popular Nixon watches for men. These are just a few of their best selling timepieces and feature a little example of what’s available from this brand.

1. Nixon Men’s Smart Watch Android Wear Bluetooth

Nixon A1167-001Click here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES on Amazon or Watch Shop

First up in today’s list of the top Nixon watches is this pretty impressive Nixon smart watch. The “Mission” Nixon timepiece is built to withstand the elements whilst also offering you the benefits of a smart Android Wear powered watch.

This watch is perfect is you’re a surfer or snowboarder as it makes use of Surfline® which is one of the most credible sources for surf conditions reporting and also features Snocountry, the authority in mountain conditions. The Misson smart watch is also preloading with an app and streamlines surf and snow shred alerts in real-time to your wrist.

You can read my full Nixon Smart Watch review here soon.


2. Unisex Nixon The Time Teller Watch

Nixon A045-511Click here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES on Amazon or Watch Shop

 Next up we have this stunning gold PVD plated watch that really stands out on your wrist. This model is part of Nixon’s The Time Teller family. It features a champagne coloured face with sleek gold coloured baton style hour markers and slender gold tone hands.

This is quite a flashy yet affordable Nixon watch that’s powered by a reliable and accurate quartz movement and has a 100m water resistance rating.

You can read my full The Time Teller Nixon watch review here soon.


3. Nixon The Sentry SS Star Wars Special Edition Watch

Nixon A356SW-2446Click here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES on Amazon or Watch Shop

 Here we have a pretty popular watch from the Nixon Sentry watches collection. These are a collection of special edition Star Wars watches that feature little editions that are a nod to the films.

This Captain Phasma Sentry SS Nixon watch makes use of a custom gold coloured blaster gun seconds hand with a First Order icon crown fill. They’ve even gone for pin line stamped links to reflect the details of Captain Phasma’s Helmet.

You can read my full The Sentry Nixon watches review here once it’s complete.


4. Nixon Men’s The C39 Leather Watch

Nixon A459-2067Click here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES on Amazon or Watch Shop

 In at number 4 we have this rather smart looking Nixon timepiece that’s been beautifully designed in my opinion. The stainless steel 40mm casing has a high polished finish that’s complimented by this vintage style genuine leather strap.

I’m a fan of this dial design with the blue tinted hands and the use of a separate sub-dial for the seconds. Powering the movement is a reliable quartz movement, the timepiece also has a 100m water resistance rating, not bad at all.

You can read my full The C39 Nixon watch review here soon.


5. Nixon Men’s the Porter Leather Watch

Nixon A1058-2442Click here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES on Amazon or Watch Shop

 Last up in today’s look at the most popular Nixon watches for men is this ‘The Porter’ timepiece. This is a simplistic minimal watch with a sparse dial and clean slim lines for the hour markers and hands.

This attractive gents Nixon watch is powered by an accurate and reliable quartz movement and features a 50m water resistance rating. It’s quite a slim watch with a 7mm casing diameter too.

You can read my full Nixon minimalist watch review here soon.



As always I hope you enjoyed this brief Nixon watches review and the look at 5 of their best timepieces currently available. My personal favourite was the 4th watch on today’s list, I’m a bit of a sucker for blue tinted hands on watches. What was your favourite Nixon watch featured today? Comment below and let us know.