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    Worlds Thinnest Watch

    Well got to be damn close!! 18K pink. Not a mark and no wear to the lug pins. Heavy and a real nice feel to it few spots on the dial and dust specs that will come off










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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    Very nice! How do you attach a strap, not seen that arrangement before!
    Just do not bang it, way too beautyful!

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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    tks. with female spring bars. always have a bunch around, you will see this on a lot of gold 50's chronos

    it looks delicate but is deceiving, is pretty heavy. even the crown and stem is rock solid no wobble at all
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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    Showing my age: I just wish and hope watchmaking will go back to the artform you are showing us here! That watch must be so nice to wear!!

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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    That is a gorgeous piece!

    The only mechanical watch I can think of that's thinner is the ultra-rare Poljot 2200 (search the Russian forum for the one confirmed example in captivity), but that was not really a practical watch.

    Of course there was the even thinner Concord Delerium quartz in the late 1970s, but again a scarcely wearable watch. The thinnest watch currently in production is the Titan Edge made in India, and that really is a practical watch.

    ... but nowhere near as elegant as yours

    By the way, what's the movement?

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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    I don't know the movement yet lol not had it apart. but feels real nice, 17 jewels. dial is actually an even light beige, my pics are weird today :)
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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    The Longines 990 is less than 3mm thick. The couple that I have are made thicker by the casing, obviously. 990s are fairly common. Fairly uncommon though are the Longines L961 which is only 1.75mm thick... they were used in ladies watches. I've never even seen one.
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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    this one is 4.3mm without the crystal
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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    I don't know about the "world's thinnest watch" but according to G.L. Brunner, the world's thinnest watch movement is still the Cal. 1200 by Jean Lassale (Geneva, first presented 1978) - only 1.2mm thick, diameter is 20.4mm. A link to one is here (auction has already ended):

    http://cgi.ebay.ch/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...1282&indexURL=

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    Re: Worlds Thinnest Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by JMS View Post
    this one is 4.3mm without the crystal
    Nice watch.

    I own "Du Bois 1785.",14.K,with a similar thickness without the crystal.
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