Can a movement be thicker than the watch's midcase?

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    Can a movement be thicker than the watch's midcase?

    Just wondering is a movement can be thicker than its watch's mid case. If so, how does it stay secure? I imagine that the mid case would need to be thicker than the movement, minus the rotor. Is that right?

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    Re: Can a movement be thicker than the watch's midcase?

    It's possible if the case back is thick enough to accommodate the protruding part of the movement.
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    Re: Can a movement be thicker than the watch's midcase?

    Similarly, parts could protrude through the dial aperture, see domed dials.
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    Re: Can a movement be thicker than the watch's midcase?

    With a case like this you won't need to worry about movement's thickness.

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    Re: Can a movement be thicker than the watch's midcase?

    The Omega 9300 calibre protrudes out of the midcase, as the photo below illustrates.



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    Re: Can a movement be thicker than the watch's midcase?

    Thank you! Do you have any examples of watches with domed dials, other than the Black Bay?

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    Similarly, parts could protrude through the dial aperture, see domed dials.

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    Re: Can a movement be thicker than the watch's midcase?

    The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak has a movement that extends beyond the front of the midcase.

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