Nordvik , Norwegian Microbrand



Hello and welcome to another Microbrand review. So if you've read any of my reviews you'll notice I tend to go for lesser-known brands, why, why not. I simply believe there are some hidden gems out there, that don't have millions to throw at marketing, so I want to show you what's out there at a price you can afford. 

So today I bring you The Polar by Nordik Watches, named after a family farm, on a small but perfectly formed island called Rott, in Norway. Founded in 2018 by Arthur Scgepers and Oda Engelsvoll they took inspiration from the natural beauty of the Island to create a brand, that not only looks good ( it won the Scandinavian Design Awards in 2022, so it looks the part) but also create a sustainable brand, by creating a quality an affordable timepiece, using recyclable materials where possible.


Ok let's get into starting as always with the case, The Polar is the company's version of a Dress watch. So I think it must be sleek, classy, and well-proportioned.  Thankfully, Nordik didn't let me or its consumers down. Made from surgical-grade stainless steel, the brushed finish of the 38mm case ticks two boxes, classy and elegant. With a lug-to-lug of just 44,4mm, and a thickness of 7.9mm this will easily suit those who are members of the small wrist club. Powering The Polar is the maintenance-free, Miyota quartz movement, which means all you have to do is throw on your Polar and come back in two years to change the battery.

Moving to the star of the show the dial, featuring a striking Compass logo at its core, shining bright thanks to its polished silver hour, minute, and seconds hands against the matte black dial with polished stick indexes which add a certain sophistication to the dial which is well-protected thanks to its sapphire crystal with Ar coating, a huge bonus given the watches price point. To the rear is where we find a little surprise a polished case back with a beautiful engraving and tribute to Rott island, where the adventure all began. 

The 20mm strap, is made from beautiful Italian leather along with a polished buckle, engraved with the company's name, and the added benefit of quick-release straps. 


So Nordik has done a great job at producing a minimalist well built dress watch at a very affordable price,  Currently on sale for 149euros. Is there anything I would change or add? One thing, I feel the addition of lume would just bring the Polar up another level. With that said I would have no hesitation in recommending, not just The Polar, but Nordvik watches as a whole. Customer service is excellent and they are producing some very nice timepieces with mass appeal. So always thanks for reading and if you want to check out Nordik watches for yourself, Simply click the link below.