December 12, 2019

8 Best Skagen Watches for Women 2020 (Review)

Best Overall

Skagen Freja Two-Tone Steel-Mesh

Premium Pick

Skagen Connected Falster 2 Blush Silicone Smartwatch

Value for Money

Skagen Aaren Kulor White 36mm Silicone

Matt Avila || Serving buyer's guides for all the interested
December 12, 2019

Skagen Denmark is well known for producing beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry and providing quality fashion watches for a highly affordable price. This has bridged their timepieces to be the perfect accessory to wear for almost any occasion. In this guide, we explored the best Skagen watches for women for 2020.

Skagen’s fashion watches have become highly popular in the market in the past few years because of its minimalist design and highly affordable price. They also have a wide array of designs to choose from, giving one an option for any type of occasion or event. This has made their fashion watches appeal to both men and women of any age.

Skagen watches for women vary form the men’s models primarily because of the case diameter. Understandably, many women prefer a slimmer, lighter watch on their wrist compared to the large, sometimes cumbersome models popular to males. As such, a majority of the watches handpicked for this guide are specifically ones catered to women.

As Skagen has an excessively vast line-up of women’s watches, our team at The Spring Bar sorted out the best watches according to their design, aesthetics and value for money. The designs of the watches are highly important as it includes the basic specifications of each watch, and how comfortable they would be on one’s wrist. Aesthetics, on the other hand, are more about the “look” of the watch, and how well it would do with certain outfits. The watch’s value for money factor would rely on a watch’s usability and functionality in proportion to its price range. The Spring Bar has also listed each one’s pros and cons in order to help you decide which Skagen watch for women best suits your needs. 

8 Best Skagen Watches for Women for 2020

ProductsPricesKey Features
Skagen Freja Two-Tone Steel-Mesh$120- Slim case frame
- Classy, fashionable look
- Highly affordable
Skagen Connected Falster 2 Blush Silicone Smartwatch$329- Multi-function smartwatch
- Interchangeable straps
Skagen Aaren Kulor White 36mm Silicone$95- Highly affordable
- Great casual watch
- Comfortable silicone strap
Skagen Annelie Black Glitz Mesh Bangle Watch$175- Beautiful accessory
- Perfect for evening dress occasions
Skagen Anita Two-Tone Steel-Link Watch$189.62- Large face
- Steel-link strap
- Good for all occasions
Skagen Leonora Silver Leather Watch$125- Unique, stylish look
- Casual, fashionable watch
Skagen Women’s Signatur Black leather$99.95- Simple, classic look
- Clear, legible markers
Skagen Mini Hald Hybrid Smartwatch$195- Multi-functional hybrid smartwatch
- Discreet, classy style

1 Freja Two-Tone Steel-Mesh

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The Skagen Freja two-tone steel-mesh women’s watch is the epitome of simple and classy fashion watches. It features a slim, round, stainless steel case, patterned with a stylish silver mesh band. The two-toned color and crystal indexes add that classy feel to this elegant timepiece.

The Freja does not feature any additional functionalities, but the beauty of this two-handed analogue watch lies in its outright simplicity. The minimalist white face of the watch brings out the crystal indexes, bringing eyes more on the watch’s classy exterior. The gold and silver mix makes it a watch highly adaptable to both casual wearing and formal events. 

The only downside to this beauty would be the lacking interchangeable straps well-known throughout Skagen’s catalogue. However, despite missing this minor detail, any woman faced with the Freja will find it a fashion watch worth purchasing.

+PROS

  • Small, lightweight frame
  • Very classic and classy look

-CONS

  • Non-interchangeable strap
The Basics:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Freja
Price: $120

Reference Number: SKW2666
Diameter: 26mm
Thickness: 7mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless Steel Mesh
Crystal: Mineral

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Analogue Quartz
Functions: Hour, minute
Diameter: 26mm
Thickness: 7mm
Weight: 28.3g
Strap Width: 14mm

Additional Details: 

  • Replaceable Lithium Metal battery 
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Gold-plated stainless steel case
  • Silver mesh strap
  • Crystal indexes
Key Features:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Freja
Price: $120

Reference Number: SKW2666
Diameter: 26mm
Thickness: 7mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless Steel Mesh
Crystal: Mineral

2 Skagen Connected Falster 2 Blush Silicone Smartwatch

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The Skagen Connected Falster 2 Blush Silicone Smartwatch is Skagen’s entry into the smartwatch trend. Running on Wear OS by Google™, it is a highly competitive smartwatch with numerous additional functionalities. This particular Falster 2 model features a black hematite stone framed case and a fashionable blush silicone strap.

As a smartwatch, the Connected Falster 2 is a very affordable option. Its built-in GPS and heart-rate tracker give this watch added roles as a sports watch and health tracker. The interchangeable silicone strap is not only fashionable but highly comfortable as well. This amazing smartwatch’s biggest drawback is its battery life, which is estimated to last only one to two days.

+PROS

  • Numerous functionalities via Google applications
  • Affordable smartwatch
  • Classy design

-CONS

  • Very limited battery life
The Basics:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Connected Falster 2 Smartwatch
Price: $329

Reference Number: SKT5107
Diameter: 40mm
Thickness: 11mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Silicone
Crystal: Touch Screen Glass

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Digital (Smartwatch)
Functions: Touch screen customizable full-colored digital display
Diameter: 40mm
Thickness: 11mm
Weight: 249g
Strap Width: 20mm

Operating System: Wear OS by Google™
Memory: 4GB

Additional Details: 

  • Wireless charging
  • 24 hour estimated battery life
  • Compatible with Android (6.0+) and IOS (10+) via Bluetooth
  • Accelerometer, altimeter, gyroscope, light sensors
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Black hematite stone framed case
  • Interchangeable Pink silicone strap
Key Features:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Connected Falster 2 Smartwatch
Price: $329

Reference Number: SKT5107
Diameter: 40mm
Thickness: 11mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Silicone
Crystal: Touch Screen Glass

3 Aaren Kulor White 36mm Silicone

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The Skagen Aaren Kulor watch line stays true to the Danish roots of its namesake, shouting brilliance, color and fun with its timepieces. The Aaren Kulor White 36mm features a smaller diameter compared to the Aaren’s usual 40mm case but is still considered a big-faced women’s watch. The interchangeable silicone strap is comfortable, light, and highly fashionable.

The best features of the Aaren Kulor White 36mm would lie in its clean white design, making it a watch fashionable in almost any outfit. The Aaren Kulor series also offers different color options and varying case diameters, making it a very versatile fashion watch. The silicone band makes for a comfortable fit on the wrist, also added to its very light watch weight. 

The Aaren Kulor is a unisex watch—a perfect accessory for both men and women. It’s simple and brilliant color scheme and light watch weight make it a perfect everyday watch.

+PROS

  • Interchangeable silicone strap
  • Comes in various vibrant colours
  • Highly affordable

-CONS

The Basics:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Aaren Kulor
Price: $95

Reference Number: SKW2763
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 9mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Silicone
Crystal: Mineral

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Analogue Quartz
Functions: Hour, minute, seconds subdial
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 9mm
Weight: 34g
Strap Width: 16mm

Additional Details: 

  • Replaceable battery 
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Clearly marked numerical indexes
  • Aluminum colored stainless steel case
  • White interchangeable silicone strap
Key Features:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Aaren Kulor
Price: $95

Reference Number: SKW2763
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 9mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Silicone
Crystal: Mineral

4 Skagen Annelie Black Glitz Mesh Bangle Watch

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The Skagen Annelie black glitz mesh bangle watch is one of Skagen’s more formal and classy women’s watches. This Annelie model bridges the functionality of Skagen’s timepieces and the classic beauty of their jewelry line. The glitz mesh band patterned with the crystal-lined face makes it a perfect accessory for nights in an evening dress.

The Skagen Annelie is a relatively light and small watch that would fit on any woman’s wrist. The addition of the classy glitz bangle is definitely a loud statement but works well with the sensibilities of the fashionable woman. The black color detail makes it easy to match with most outfits. A silver-toned version is also available for those seeking a lighter alternative.

+PROS

  • Highly fashionable watch
  • Easy color-coding with black overall color
  • Perfect for formal evening gown events

-CONS

  • Glitz mesh band can be too flashy
The Basics:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Annelie
Price: $175

Reference Number: SKW2792
Diameter: 25mm
Thickness: 5mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Glitz mesh bangle
Crystal: Mineral

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Analogue Quartz
Functions: Hour, minute
Diameter: 25mm
Thickness: 5mm
Weight: 47.9g
Strap Width: 10mm

Additional Details: 

  • Replaceable battery 
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Mother-of-pearl dial lined with genuine crystals
  • Prism indexes
  • Black glitz mesh bangle strap
Key Features:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Annelie
Price: $175

Reference Number: SKW2792
Diameter: 25mm
Thickness: 5mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Glitz mesh bangle
Crystal: Mineral

5 Skagen Anita Two-Tone Steel-Link Watch

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The Skagen Anita two-tone steel-link watch packs the beauty of Skagen’s Freja series into a bigger case. Simple, clean, and fashionable, the Anita’s face also features crystal indexes that make it a very classy pick. This women’s watch comes with a sturdy stainless steel link band, providing a beautiful two-toned accessory to a woman’s daily outfit.

The Anita does not fall into the spectrum of large-faced watches, but its slightly larger round case can easily catch one’s eye. The gold and silver tones of this timepiece exude classiness, but its minimalistic face makes it applicable to even casualwear. The downside, however, would be the Anita’s price range, which is on the slightly higher end of Skagen watches.

+PROS

  • Big face makes for an eye-catching piece
  • Perfect for both casual and business-formal events

-CONS

  • Relatively expensive for functionality
The Basics:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Anita
Price: $189.62

Reference Number: SKW2766
Diameter: 30mm
Thickness: 7mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless Steel Link
Crystal: Mineral

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Analogue Quartz
Functions: Hour, minute, seconds
Diameter: 30mm
Thickness: 7mm
Weight: 51.0g
Strap Width: 12mm

Additional Details: 

  • Replaceable Lithium Metal battery 
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Two-tone silver case and strap with gold accent
  • Numeric indexes at the 12 o-clock and 6 o-clock positions, crystal indexes for the remaining
Key Features:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Anita
Price: $189.62

Reference Number: SKW2766
Diameter: 30mm
Thickness: 7mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless Steel Link
Crystal: Mineral

6 Leonora Silver Leather Watch

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The Skagen Leonora silver leather watch is a women’s fashion watch for daring women who aren’t afraid of wearing a loud accessory on their wrist. This timepiece has a small and thin 25mm case, whose beauty shines through its geometric diamond-style bezel. It is definitely a style designed to pop out through any outfit.

The Leonora’s patterned leather strap makes for a great casual look but is also available in the more formal stainless steel mesh bands. Although not as popular as Skagen’s Freja or Signatur models, the Leonora’s small and flashy frame is a definite eye-catcher.

+PROS

  • Small, lightweight watch
  • Perfect casual-wear watch

-CONS

  • Geometric diamond-style bezel can be too loud
The Basics:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Leonora
Price: $125

Reference Number: SKW2778
Diameter: 25mm
Thickness: 4mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Leather
Crystal: Mineral

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Analogue Quartz
Functions: Hour, minute Diameter: 25mm
Thickness: 4mm
Weight: 17g
Strap Width: 12mm

Additional Details: 

  • Replaceable battery 
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Faceted glass crystal bezel
  • Gold-tone stainless steel case
  • Crystal indexes
  • Silver leather strap
Key Features:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Leonora
Price: $125

Reference Number: SKW2778
Diameter: 25mm
Thickness: 4mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Leather
Crystal: Mineral

7 Women’s Signatur Black leather

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The Skagen Women’s Signatur SKW2626 is a straightforward and minimalist fashion watch. Featuring a three-handed face patterned with clear numerical markers, its simple design is a testament to Skagen’s spartan branding. This women’s watch’s gold stainless steel case contrasts well with its interchangeable black leather strap.

The Women’s Signatur SKW2626 is nothing too extravagant, but its highly affordable price and no-nonsense design make it a popular everyday beater watch. Its bare face makes it a perfect accessory for women who don’t want anything too flashy with their outfits.

+PROS

  • Wide diameter case with clearly marked indexes
  • Interchangeable 14mm strap
  • Highly affordable

-CONS

  • Exceedingly bare watch
The Basics:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Women’s Signatur
Price: $99.95

Reference Number: SKW2626
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 8mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Leather
Crystal: Mineral

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Analogue Quartz
Functions: Hour, minute, seconds
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 8mm
Weight: 34g
Strap Width: 14mm

Additional Details: 

  • Replaceable lithium ion battery 
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Clear numeric and dot indexes
  • Gold stainless steel case
  • Black leather strap
Key Features:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Women’s Signatur
Price: $99.95

Reference Number: SKW2626
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 8mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Leather
Crystal: Mineral

8 Mini Hald Hybrid Smartwatch

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The Skagen Mini Hald Hybrid Smartwatch is Skagen’s smaller-faced release of its popular hybrid smartwatches line. The Mini Hald lies on the more expensive spectrum of Skagen’s watches, but its functionalities make this purchase highly worth it. Its minimalistic steel design guns for a highly discreet, yet excessively fashionable look.

Skagen’s Mini Hald Hybrid Smartwatch’s smaller case diameter make it a popular choice as a women’s watch. Its numerous functionalities are fit for those who want a watch capable of the basic smartwatch’s capabilities without the complications of too many functions. Its wide appeal as a gift watch is only dampened by its too subtle vibrations, but otherwise, it boasts good user ratings.

+PROS

  • Multi-functional hybrid smartwatch
  • Classy, discreet design

-CONS

  • Notification vibration can be weak
  • Only works with Skagen application
The Basics:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Mini Hald Hybrid Smartwatch
Price: $195.00

Reference Number: SKT1409
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 12mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless Steel Mesh
Crystal: Mineral

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Microcontroller
Functions: Hour, minute, date, progress
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 12mm
Weight: 227g
Strap Width: 16mm

Additional Details: 

  • No charging
  • Replaceable CR2025 battery (est. 6-month battery life)
  • Compatible with Android (5.0+) and IOS (10+) via Bluetooth
  • 2-year limited warranty
Key Features:

Brand: Skagen
Model: Mini Hald Hybrid Smartwatch
Price: $195.00

Reference Number: SKT1409
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 12mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless Steel Mesh
Crystal: Mineral

Best Skagen Watches for Women Buyer’s Guide and FAQs

Key Features to Consider In Buying Skagen Watches for Women

In this guide, we compared the best options that fall under Skagen Watches for Women in terms of prices, key features, and movement.

  • Design: The biggest factor to consider when searching for the best Skagen Watches for women would be the overall design of the timepiece. Skagen is well known for their minimalistic watch faces, and their women’s watches are still quite bare. The biggest difference would lie in the case diameters, as the women’s versions are much smaller than the men’s watches. This factor considers any additional functionalities, the case size, and the overall specifications.

 

  • Aesthetic: Another factor in picking out Skagen watches for women would be the overall aesthetic of the watch. Watches are mainly used to keep time, but fashion watches are worn more as an accessory to complete one’s outfit. This goes beyond simple color and shape, as it also factors in the contrast of the strap to its case, color-matching, as well as the wearability in specific occasions.

 

  • Value for Money: All Skagen watches fall under $300, placing their watches in a very affordable range. The value for money factor is more about getting the most out of one’s money rather than the cheapness of the price.

Who makes Skagen Watches? Who owns Skagen now?

Skagen watches are made by Skagen Denmark—a subsidiary of Skagen Designs, Ltd.—which were conceptualized by Danish couple Henrik and Charlotte Jorst back in 1989. Their watches bridged the minimalist design attributed to the Skagen brand with the marvels of Swiss engineering and slapping it with an affordable price. Their market started out from the United States, and eventually bridged out to Europe and Asia. Once their online platform kicked off, their market expanded even to Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.

Their worldwide success garnered the attention of well known fashion brand Fossil Group Inc. In 2012, the American manufacturer bought Skagen Designs, Ltd. for approximately $225 million.

What is the difference between a smartwatch and a hybrid?

Smartwatches and hybrid smartwatches share the same overall functionality of connecting your smartphone to your watch. On a general basis, this connection would synchronize the watch’s time with your cellphone’s time as well as provide some advanced functionalities for your watch—like sending you notifications about updates and certain other basic functions.

The biggest difference between the two would be the display. Smartwatches would have a digital display that can either be touch-screen or button-operated; a hybrid, on the other hand, would sport an analogue display. A smartwatch’s functionality would be more diverse according to its technical specifications, whereas hybrids generally have simpler, more basic functions.

Saying one would be better than the other will be a completely opinionated statement. Smartwatches, in general, would be more expensive but will serve a multitude of purposes and functions. Hybrids, on the other hand, have very classic styles and aren’t as loud aesthetically as smartwatches. The ultimate choice when choosing between the two would be for what purpose the watch will serve, and just how much money one is willing to shelve out.