Melano top grain Italian calf leather strap: The classic slim wrist watch

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Classic Slim Wrist Watch Black Leather Strap Lifestyle
026 Quartz Steel Melano Frontal
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026 Quartz Steel Melano Perspective
Classic Slim Wrist Watch Black Leather Strap Lifestyle

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The classic slim wrist watch - Melano top grain Italian calf leather strap
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  • Dome sapphire glass, 1,9 mm thick w/anti reflective coating.
  • AISI 316l stainless steel.
  • Swiss quartz precision movement.
  • Water resistant to 100 meters /10 bar (328 feet).


  • Case: 40 mm wide and 7,5 mm tall (1.57 x 0.26 inch).
  • Black Italian top grain leather strap: 20 mm wide (40 mm case), 18 mm wide (38 mm case) 16 mm wide (36 mm case)
  • 24 cm long (0.78 x 9.44 inch).

Shipping and warranty:

  • Free worldwide shipping and returns on all orders up until 30 days after delivery.
  • 12 months worldwide warranty.

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Swiss movement

Our Swiss made Ronda movement is the same movement that is used in $500+ quartz watches.

An inexpensive quartz movement costs below $2. A Swiss made high precision movement with shock resistance and extra long battery life of up to 40 months costs $10.

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Sapphire glass

Sapphire glass is the number one component that luxury watches have in common.

It is scratch resistant and highly durable. Sapphire glass is available in the $4-$15 range. The price is determined by the hardness of the glass. Harder glass is more expensive to cut because the cutting blade is a diamond.

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Italian Strap

The components and assembly of our stainless steel mesh strap and Italian leather strap costs $18,5

Top grain leather comes from the smallest and least readily available part of the hide, but it is also the strongest. Our mesh straps are made of 316L stainless steel. Both straps have a quick release function and are adjustable to fit any wrist - one size fits all.

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Stainless steel case

Water resistant to 100 meters /10 bar (328 feet).

Steel cases are made up of a steel quality typically in the range of 304 to 916. The number does not necessarily reflect the product’s quality or price, but identifies the mixture of minerals. A top quality stainless steel case of this size costs $9.70 to produce.

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The dial is made up of a thin metal plate with a light beige coating.

The components to any given dial costs about $2.70. The remaining cost is due to the precision needed to assemble the parts. This process requires specialised and expensive equipment.

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$25 - 30


Customs, fulfillment & shipping, storage, product box, transaction fees (VISA etc) and other bank related expenses.

In addition to materials, every order has non-material related expenses such as customs, fulfillment & shipping, storage, product box, transaction fees (VISA etc) and other bank related expenses in the amount of $25 - $30 per order.

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Real reviews from real customers

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Mykola R. Verified buyer 02/23/2017

This has got to be one of the most elegant watches I have ever seen. There is simply nothing I could add to it, a design perfection.

Martin H. Verified buyer 02/01/2017
Great watch!

Amazing look. It is really easy to switch strap.

Yi-an C. Verified buyer 01/21/2017
Great Watch

Looks top notch, the dome sapphire crystal glass is great. Best watch I've seen at this price range!

Ernie F. Verified buyer 01/07/2017
New watch

I love the simplicity of this watch. It is very elegant. I know the company explains the pricing on its web site, but I am still impressed by the price

Jon R. Verified buyer 12/31/2016
Christmas Gift

Bought this watch as a gift for my son. There was a slight hiccup on the initial order as they were out of stock and I hadn't received confirmation of the shipment. One inquiry email and the Brathwait team stepped up. An apology for the oversight and an upgrade to next day shipping free of charge was in the works. Solid customer service!! Son loved the watch and has already put it in his daily rotation. He also loved the liner notes that were printed inside the box lid. We'll definitely be back for more.

Xiongsheng Z. Verified buyer 12/29/2016
Great condition

Very great watch, I love the details! Look better when I put it on!

Camille G. Verified buyer 12/26/2016


Nhan M. Verified buyer 12/26/2016
Beautiful watch

I just received a Brathwait watch last week. It is awesome. The strap is very nice. The most thing I like that is the glass, it is so beautifull.

Rajeev J. Verified buyer 12/22/2016
The Classic Slim Steel Wrist Watch

i went for the classic white dial with silver hands. Amazing looks & get compliments for it all day. Good I bought it.

Gaurang M. Verified buyer 12/19/2016
When Quality meets Minimalism

Taking the leap of faith with Brathwait has been one of the best decisions I've made. The quality and minimalism is something that attracted me to this watch, and upon receiving one I can confidently say that it exceeds every expectation I had. For those ready to take that next step & jump on board... You won't be disappointed!

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