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7 Best Thin Watches for Men in 2019 (Buy Guide)

If you can count on anything in this life is for fashion trends to hit back when you least expect them to, thanks in no small part to pop culture. Just a couple of years ago a TV show called Mad Men made us remember the benefits of dressing like a gentleman and accessorizing accordingly. Three piece suits, fedoras, and ultra-thin mens watches suddenly became a thing again. Although the show ended two years ago, the fashion trend hasn’t faded yet, and many designers keep dusting off their old-fashioned lightweight mens watch models with a few twists to make them appealing to younger audiences.

Thin Watches Are In Fashion Again

Now don't be mistaken. These new interpretations of these past models are not focused on altering their sensibilities. An excellent thin mens dress watch has a set of unique features, and their vintage qualities are the main draw for modern audiences than long for simpler products of past times. You might be wondering why do you need a lightweight mens watch. We are here to tell you a few reasons for your consideration. Please bear in mind that your personal choices when it comes to wardrobe and accessories are very much your own, but looking the part certainly entails the need to follow some basic rules to dress well.


The Dress Watch of the Past

Let dwell on the past for a moment. Ultra thin mens watches are also known as “dress watches” they were created in the early years of the 20th century and was regarded as the gentleman accessory that was built at the time to replace the pocket watch. The first models were noticeable for being sleek, elegant and sophisticated. There was no encumbering with these watches, and they didn’t need the complex and overtly flashy designs of their pocket counterparts. They were considered among other things, very discreet and were instantly regarded as an asset in the most refined social instances.

The Features of the New Models – A Comparison 

By comparison, we can see that vintage thin wrist watches have changed very little with time. One of the signature features of a good thin mens dress watch was its size. The clock could be slipped in and out of any shirt cuff with a just a slight movement of the wrist. The encasing of these earlier models was usually rectangular, but time and the imagination of designers moved forward the boundaries to other shapes that have proven to be as functional as these first few models. The display of these watches was also noticeable for having Roman numeral indexes. These days a thin model watch follow the minimalistic approach by using single digits to mark each hour or none at all.

One of the critical differences between ultra thin mens watches from the past and the ones available at the present is the use of certain materials in their manufacturing process. A lightweight mens watch was usually crafted using precious metals that made them very expensive. Gold and silver were commonly used to create all the parts. In the present, modern alloys have made these vintage designs more durable and noticeable. The protective screen on older watches also used to be very delicate since it used the same type of glass that pocket watches where lined with. While the old models were covered with a metal front shell at all times, old thin wristwatches could be easily scratched. New models don’t have that problem since their surfaces are built to last.

When it comes to the wristband, is still unclear when metal bands first appeared on a lightweight mens watch, but we can say for sure that the first models of dress watches used leather straps to be kept in place. The material was chosen to offer comfort on the wrist since the accessory was designed to have direct contact with your skin. Metal eventually found its way to the band too, making these watches much more noticeable and enhanced with a higher-end look. As time has gone by, dress watches suffer little to no complications. Newer models rely on electricity to keep running, but even so, it takes a lot of time for a wristwatch to consume all of its battery power.

Why You Must Get a Thin Wrist Watch


If you are still on the fence about getting a lightweight mens watch, let’s talk briefly about the costs of having one. Due to the costs of materials and the fact that most thin wristwatches of the past where manufactured by hand, these accessories were regarded as luxuries of the highest order that only a few ones could hope to pay for. With the new materials and the modern tooling used in manufacturing, you get a beautifully crafted and good looking thin mens dress watch for a fraction of the costs of one created in the old days. The best part of this? You can have as many models as you like and build a collection that goes with your wardrobe to make sure you always look your best.

The Best 7 Slim Men’s Watches

You probably have heard about Ambassador Watches by now. The brand has built an active audience on the internet by word of mouth and goo diligence to their clients. Even if you haven’t, you are about to learn everything you need. Ambassador has positioned itself as one of the most trustworthy manufacturers of slim watches online, and the ones offering a truly specialized catalog of vintage models that are ready to help you look your best on any occasion. The Heritage Line, their main offering, is a catalog that reunites almost all of the best qualities of the world’s best mens lightweight watches with the efficiency and elegance that only a product with such high-quality standards can offer.

When it comes to versatility very few brands can hold a candle to the offerings of Ambassador Watches. Their wristwatches go with any occasion. Sleek models can go with your casual wear to make you look sharp even if you are in a relaxed environment. The line also offers watches with powerful presence for those days that demand more formality. The fair price on all models makes them the ideal present for any occasion such as legacy dates or the closure of business negotiations. Since our goal is to get you familiarized with this brand, the following lines will be used to gain some deep insight on each one of the models as well as the perfect occasion to use each one of them. Take a seat and read on:  

Mens Slim Line Watches - Ambassador Heritage 1921

Mens Slim Line Watches

This is one sleekest watches in our collection, and also one of our most conservative pieces. The Ambassador Heritage 1921 is essentially evoking the better qualities of a long-gone era. This thin mens dress watch is more akin to a delicately crafted piece of art than a display of modern technology. The clock is presented in a black leather strap with a silver case and a clean interface that is missing the roughness of the pieces used in that era. The Heritage 1921 has a white background featuring a delicate circled pattern and three separate hands to call hours, minutes and seconds. The surface is made of a specially treated mineral that keeps the interior design protected and safe of scratches and littering.

As one of the best thin mens watches out there, the Ambassador Heritage 1921 measures a nine millimeters thick surface, and forty millimeters in diameter. The 316-L polished silver-colored case and the flat sapphire glass make it easy to check the hour from any angle with single digits in place to mark the passing of twelve hours a day and a five-minute interval signaled with little dots. The dual texture of the watch is Claus D’s Paris piece running on high-quality Japanese quartz. The watch is designed to withstand the impact of water and the elements on 3ATM settings. The black strap surrounding your skin is made of genuine leather held together with buckles made of stainless Ardillon. It’s the perfect watch for a night out in the city.  

with Black Leather Strap
$199


Mens Thin Gold Watch - Ambassador Heritage 1959

Mens Thin Gold Watch

The founder of the company regards the Ambassador Heritage 1959 as one of the most direct representations of the timeless designs offered in the 50’s era. The watch is presented with a brown leather strap, and as accessories go this is one of the best thin mens watches out there. The legacy piece is presented with single dashes to mark the passing of hours as well as five points between them to signal the passage of minutes. The encasing and the hands are presented with light gold shades to make the watch look more delicate. The main draw to the overall design is the background: an endless spiraling circle that almost claims ownership of time itself with a little window that reminds the wearer the day he’s living in.

The Heritage 1959 comes presented in a luxurious watch box made with faux leather materials and bears a nine-millimeter build with forty millimeters of diameter. The 316-L polished case is coated in rose-gold colors. As you might notice, this is one of the unique designs of the company mainly due to the dial and the circular centric pattern. As with other models, the machinery and background are protected by a powerful piece of sapphire glass that keeps the turns of the Miyota Quartz machinery moving on time. The watches share the essential features of water resistance and endurance to the elements of other models with 3ATM protection. The brown leather strap is held using Stainless Ardillon and is the perfect fit for a sharp casual night out.   

with Brown Leather Strap
$199


Heritage 1863 - Ultra Slim Mens Watches

Ultra Slim Mens Watches

The right way to evaluate the look and presence of the Heritage 1863 would be as homage or a reproduction of the standard pocket watch that was so popular in that year. Like the models of yore, the Heritage 1863 uses Roman numeral dials to keep track of the passing hours. This model does not register the passing of minutes in the background, but each one of the elongated hands is primed and ready to record the passing of each hour, minute and second. With this particular lightweight mens watch, the case and window where designed to achieve an extra crisp look that challenges conventionalities with a near perfect round shape that imposes a strong presence with black and gold steps that will bring attention to your presence. 

Given the fact that Heritage 1863 is the “mold breaker” design of the company is still impressive the amount of outstanding detail that it was achieved on a thin mens dress watch that measures the standard nine-millimeter thickness and a forty millimeter diameter found in most models. This entirely crafted steel watch also features a sunray dial and solid gold encasing on the hands and Roman numerals. The thick black colors found in the background and the leather strap match to perfection to make this watch one of the most luxurious models found in our collection. As with other models, the use of genuine leather and stainless Ardillon on the strap is a given. The choice of this model should only be considered for special occasions or celebrations.

Use Code (20% off): BLACKFRIDAY
$199 $159


Best Thin Mens Watches - 1921 Silver Mesh Model

Best Thin Mens Watches

The Heritage 1921 is the same model as our first offerings with a silver mesh metal strap. As one of the most famous flat watches for men in the line, the Heritage 1921 was conceived with minimalistic features mixed with contemporary sensitivities. The silver outline does not escape a single spot on this watch, and every turn and angle you get to appreciate on it is silver colored. A series of single dashes are in place to mark the passing of hours, minutes and seconds as well as a little window to keep track of the days going by. The overall perception of this particular model is to offer a sturdier option than the leather strapped version, and one that goes better with daytime events such as business meetings or lunch dates.

As stated previously this is one of the best thin mens watches in our collection, the Ambassador Heritage 1921 measures nine millimeters thick surface, and forty millimeters in diameter. The 316-L polished silver-colored case and the flat sapphire glass are present here as well with the same quality as the leather model. The overall look of the accesory is more balanced due to the presence of the mesh strap. The texture of this piece is also a Claus D’s Paris running on the most potent Japanese quartz available in the market. This model can also withstand the impact of water and weather elements on 3ATM settings. The watch is one of the most elegant options available on the collection as well as one of the classiest ones.

with Silver Mesh Strap
$199


Heritage 1863 - Mens Slim Gold Watch

Mens Slim Gold Watch

How do you make something beautiful and practical even better? That’s the question our designers asked themselves when the Heritage 1863 was redesigned with a brand new golden mesh strap that wraps around your wrist. The most visually stunning model in our catalog, the one that represents the evolution of the standard pocket watch of years past is a model for men of power and high sophistication. The Heritage 1863 still uses Roman numeral dials to keep track of the time. Each hand is still prime-elongated and ready to register the passing of each hour, minute and second. The golden mesh hasn’t affected his wearability, keeping this lightweight mens watch comfortable on the wrist. The case and window that were already successful to bring attention to your hands are still positioned to challenge all conventionalities with a perfectly round shape that imposes a strong claim and draw attention easily with straight black and gold lining. 

The status of gold-mesh Heritage 1863 as the mold breaker design of all the Ambassador watches is increased exponentially with the amount of outstanding detail that it was achieved on a thin mens dress watch that still measures the standard nine-millimeter thickness and a forty millimeter diameter found in our regular models. This entirely crafted steel watch features a sunray dial and solid gold encasing on the hands, Roman numerals, and in the whole mesh of the straps. The matte black color found in the background elevates the Heritage 1863 to one of the most notorious models found in The Ambassador line. The use of this watch is not limited to events or day hours, but it should be worn with sound fashion, and the right combination of clothes that creates a contrast to the strong presence the watch has as well as the dominion it imposes on your overall look.

with Gold Mesh Strap
$199


Ultra Slim Mens Watches - 1921 Brown

Ultra Slim Mens Watches

We referred to this model as one of the most prominently sleek in the Ambassador collection, as well as one of the most moderate accessories you can wear. The Ambassador Heritage 1921 with brown leather straps is among the most classic ultra slim mens watches out there in the market mainly because one little change in the décor still appeals to the nostalgia of simpler times. This thin mens dress watch still looks and feels like a vintage memento appealing to the quality traits of modern technology for a more durable experience. The main difference with the first offering is still the brown leather strap that is presented with the well-known silver case and clean interface that is commonly associated with minimalism. The Heritage 1921 with brown straps has a white background featuring a the same circled pattern of previous models, as well as three separate silver,  lined hands to call hours, minutes and seconds. The surface is made of a specially treated sapphire that keeps the mechanism and the clean design protected and safe. 

Since the Heritage 1921 is still one of the best thin mens watches out there, it features the same measures of other models, such as the nine millimeters thick surface, and forty millimeters in diameter. The 316-L polished silver-colored case, as well as the flat sapphire glass,  make it easy to get a good glimpse of any angle with single digits in place to mark the passing of twelve hours cycles each day, as well as five-minute intervals, signaled with little dots. The dual texture of the watch is again a Claus D's Paris piece running on the best Japanese quartz available in the market. The watch was conceived to withstand the impact of water and the elements on 3ATM settings. The brown strap surrounding your skin is made of genuine leather, and it's held together with buckles made of stainless Ardillon. It’s the perfect accessory for any casual occasion.  

with Brown Leather Strap
$199


Heritage 1959 - Flat Watches for Men

Flat Watches for Men

The most outstanding model in our catalog gets the deluxe treatment with a golden mesh strap. The Heritage 1959 was redesigned with a brand new mesh that wraps around your wrist. As one of the classiest models of our catalog, the Heritage 1959 is one step further on the evolution of the classic pocket watch into something entirely new with the beautiful gold mesh and the endless circling background creating a sharp contrast. As accessories go, this is one of the best thin mens watches out there. As we mentioned in the classic black leather strap model, this watch is presented with a series of single dashes to mark the passing of hours and five single dots between them to signal the passage of minutes. The encasing and the hands are presented with strong gold shades to enhance the delicate presence of the watch. The main draw to this particular model is not driven by the endless spiraling of the background but in the full watch as a whole.

The Heritage 1959 also comes presented in a luxurious box made with faux leather materials and bears a nine-millimeter build with forty millimeters of diameter. The golden case is coated in rose-gold colors that instantly draw attention. As we stated previously, this unique design of the company is popular due to the dials and the circular centric pattern that is now powerfully enhanced because of the gold coloring. As with other models, the machinery and background are protected by a powerful piece of sapphire glass that keeps the turns of the Japanese Quartz machinery moving with the utmost precision. Like the rest of our models, this watch shares the essential features of water resistance and endurance to the elements of other models with 3ATM protection. The golden mesh strap is held using Stainless Ardillon also lined in gold. The watch remains the perfect fit for a formal date.

with Black Leather Strap
$199

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