The 2019 watch market catered for all types of preferences and here’s a watch type that will always stay in style: thin watches.
There’s no universal standard, but in general, watches are seen as ‘thin watches’ when they’re 10mm thick or less. In this thin casing brands can add tiny components and modern technology that ensure you get a top of the range watch that will last you years to come.
What’s your reason for loving this niche? You may prefer this design because of your build: a thin watch looks better on a thin wrist. Or perhaps you simply like the minimalism that often goes with thin watches.
No matter your reason, there’s no question that you’re joining a stylish crowd when you start wearing one of the best thin watches for men featured below.
Christopher Ward C5 Malvern 95
The C5 Malvern 595 from Christopher Ward often ends up on people’s favorites lists because the minimalistic design suits so many different tastes. It looks good on almost any guy’s arm and matches various outfits. You can even switch between the oak leather strap and a Milanese mesh bracelet to try out different styles for various occasions.
The Swiss made watch will last you a long time, as can be seen by the impressive guarantee of 60 months. It’s only 5.95mm in height and we love the anti-reflective characteristic of the crystal. Another unique feature is the back which is see-through, so you can see how your new watch works.
Best of all: this is a reasonably priced watch, so any man can dress in style.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Auto
Hamilton makes it easy to find a thin men’s watch that will suit your style because the Hamilton Thinline Auto range includes various dial and strap colors. Purchase a few of them so you have one for every mood. All of them are under 9mm in height, which is impressive for an automatic winding watch.
It has the bare essentials of showing you time, but the brand did include a date feature too: a nice extra for a watch that is very affordable. This one sells for under $1000.
You get a two-year warranty, so you know you’re buying a quality item. The straps are made of leather, which suits various men’s tastes and always looks stylish.
LU Chopard XP
Chopard is another brand that is proud of their high standard of watches, all thanks to Swiss watchmaking. They check their quality in their two workshops—in Geneva and Fleurier—and in the L.U.C. XP model you get an excellent mix of classic and modern features that will suit almost any man.
There are different designs in the XP range, but the silver dial XP model with its blue hands and numerals is one of the most popular. Chopard attends to the finest detail, such as brushing the metal in a unique way. This gives it some texture and flair to be eye-catching.
It’s only 7.2mm high and has water resistant properties, making it a practical and a style investment. It will serve you well for a long time, thanks to the scratch resistant sapphire crystal on the front.
Vacheron Constantin Historiques Ultra-Fine 1955
If you’re after a thin watch that has a little more detail, the Historiques Ultra-Fine 1955 from Vacheron Constantin could be what you’re looking for. The combination of pink gold and the black alligator skin strap can’t be missed. With this on your wrist you showcase style and luxury living.
If it’s thin you’re after, the 4.3mm thickness will impress—one of the thinnest on our list—and we also love that the back is transparent. Similar to the Christopher Malvern above it adds something personal and interesting for the wearer to enjoy.
Note that this is a manual winding watch and it will give you 31 hours of reserve power.
Drive de Cartier Extra Flat Watch
You can’t go wrong with Cartier! In their Drive range you’ll find the Extra Flat model. It’s only 6.6mm high and what makes it a winner is the unique look: a cushion shaped case with Roman numerals that makes it classic yet striking.
The blue alligator skin strap is stylish and along with the blue hands it adds a tinge of ‘modern’ so this watch can work for a guy of any age.
It’s water resistant up to 30 meters, so you can wear it to the office but also while you’re out and about.
Thin Watches for Men Conclusion
There may be fewer features than you’ll find on pilot or tactical watches, but there’s no question: you can still make a style statement with a thin watch on your arm. So, there’s no reason not to consider one of these wrist watches as the next one for your collection.
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