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

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The classic slim wrist watch - Melano top grain Italian leather strap
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Luxury in every detail

Powering this elegant timepiece is the Swiss Made Ronda Cal. 785. Fitted with a domed sapphire crystal, the second hardest mineral on earth next to diamond. Encased in surgical grade stainless steel with 100m water resistance. Paired with a top grain Italian leather strap, the strongest and most durable part of the hide.


  • Glass: Dome sapphire glass, 1,9 mm thick w/anti reflective coating.
  • Case: AISI 316l stainless steel - 40 mm or 36 mm wide.
  • Movement: Swiss quartz precision movement w/ second hand tick motion.
  • Water resistance: Water resistant to 100 meters /10 bar (328 feet).
  • Strap Italian leather strap - one size fits all w/ quick release.
  • American Watch Company All prices in USD.


  • Case: Case: 40 mm wide and 7,5 mm tall (1.57 x 0.26 inch).
  • Strap Black Italian top grain leather strap: 20 mm wide (40 mm case), 16 mm wide (36 mm case)
  • 24 cm long (0.78 x 9.44 inch).
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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 of our Italian leather and nylon straps costs about $5 for nylon and $18,5 for leather

Top grain leather comes from the smallest and least readily available part of the hide, but it is also the strongest. About 3/5 of the cost is the band material and the rest is due to stainless steel buckles and the rose gold coating that is applied to them.

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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 coating of our rose gold case is a mixture of pure gold and copper.

The plating on steel cases are measured in the thickness of uM, one uM is 1/1000 of a 1 mm. Our high grade electro enhanced PVD plating lasts basically forever.

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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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Kevin B.
Verified buyer 11/24/2017
I love my Brathwait

i get complements on this watch all the time. the elegant and minimalist design catches people's eyes all the time and i never get tired of how good it looks. not only are the leather and metal and super high quality, but it's comfortable and super easy to put on and take off. i also love that it's water proof and i can wash my hands with it on. it's great watch and i recommend it to everyone

Ross L.
Verified buyer 08/29/2017
Very elegant watch

Just received my new classic slim Brathwait watch. Its very elegant, beautifully made and looks like a much more expensive time piece.

Michael C.
Verified buyer 08/25/2017
Best minimal dress watch!

I purchased the melano top grain classic slim watch and absolutely love it! The domed crystal is so beautiful to look at!

Timo B.
Verified buyer 08/23/2017
Classic Slim Wrist Watch

A minimalistic watch of high quality materials, which is simply beautiful. I would also like to mention a very caring supportive customer service.

Brice L.
Verified buyer 08/18/2017
Very good

I like my new watch😍😍😍😍😍

Thomas S.
Verified buyer 08/03/2017
Very happy

My new watch looks great and feels solid. The clasp took a little getting used to, but hopefully it will prolong the life of the band, which I tend to wear out. Overall, Braithwait delivered exactly what they promised: a better watch for the money.

Viktor W.
Verified buyer 07/13/2017

I got my watch yesterday and absolutely love its style and built quality. The sapphire glass is dazzling, and I cannot stop fiddling with the leather band :p

Lauren A.
Verified buyer 06/24/2017

I got this watch for my husband on our anniversary and he absolutely loves it! Amazing quality. By far the nicest timepiece he's had.

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