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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    Hi -

    Surprised no one has mentioned the Swatch Skins: 3.95mm thin. With case.

    And the Titan Edge is an interesting movement: 1.15mm in height. There is also a Titan Slim, 1.75mm in height. Not easy to find pix of the movement though, but they are both quartz movements.

    What is especially interesting is that these are coming out of the Tata group in India, out of their Precision Engineering Division (PED), which is where Tata aims to take India into the 21st century.

    But still using watch designs of the 1970s, it seems...

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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    My 1970s Soviet-era Sekonda...about 4mm including case but excluding crystal:



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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    You're lucky to have the original crystal. Mine (a 1961 Vympel-branded version) needed a replacement glass and the only available was too tall. A flat watch needs the right glass.

    For all those on this forum not aquainted with Russian watches, to give an idea of how thin the calibre 2209 was; when the Minsk watch factory decided to convert to a quartz movement in this thin case in 1988/89, they had to deepen the caseback to accomodate the battery.
    Here's the movement and case back:



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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    And one sold on the bay today for a fiver! The 2209 is a fine (indeed, award winning) movement that keeps good time and lasts well. Those others are lovely and super slim but I don't expect them to be affordable, so if you like slimlines and have resources to match, then the old Sekondas are worth a look.

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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    this is the thinnest most affordable watch that you could buy
    nice watch indeed

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    Beutiful watch Jim

    Here's what I came accross the other day.....

    http://www.horology.ru/dir/golay.htm

    a cylinder escapement movement made c.1850 1mm thick !!!

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    Aditya

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    Beautiful all your thin watches !!

    I had a deja vu, since my father used to wear a Miramar in the 60s (steel , and not so thin) . Good memories

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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    Here is the thinnest watch in the Universe!
    http://www.titanworld.com/titan/Stor...ategoryid=Edge

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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by gansanspic View Post
    Here is the thinnest watch in the Universe!
    http://www.titanworld.com/titan/Stor...ategoryid=Edge
    I dunno...at 3.6mm I doubt it's the slimmest ever (when my lowly Russian is 4mm), plus it's not even a mechanical movement (quartz). JMHO.
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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    I dunno...at 3.6mm I doubt it's the slimmest ever (when my lowly Russian is 4mm), plus it's not even a mechanical movement (quartz). JMHO.
    Yes, good point. One thing I did not mention earlier in the thread, the Longines 990 is not a winder... it is a very very thin automatic. As Dr Ranfft says "When introduced in 1977, the 990 with all features was the thinnest automatic movement with date and sweep second; even in 2003 it is only underscored by movements without date and/or sweep second."
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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