Time to Get Thin

Photos courtesy of Central Standard Timing

Ever get tired of that heavy timepiece around your wrist?  Well, thanks to Central Standard Timing, you can toss your old watch and put on the worlds thinnest watch (once they start shipping, that is). 
They idea emerged when co-founder Dave Vondle put an E Ink (the leading developer and provider of electronic paper displays) on his wrist and said, “I want a watch like this.”  So he and Jerry O’Leary went to work.  A year later, they had developed the CST-01 … also known as the thinnest watch in the world.

I’m not even going to try and understand how they got all of the necessities of a watch to be under .5 mm, but I will tell you guys some of the basic information.

So along with only being .5 mm thick, it also weighs in at 12 grams (which is less than 5 pennies).  Central Standard Timing was also able to reduce the thickness by putting all knobs on the charging station.  That means you set the time, change between 12 hour and 24 hour mode and of course charge your watch all while it is connected to the station.  And speaking of charging, they are projecting that the battery life will last about 30 days and will be able to go from 0% to 100% in a swift 10 minutes.
Now if your still thinking that it might be a little flimsy or easily breakable, I would think again.  The flexible E Ink component is set into a single piece of flexible stainless steel that provides flexibility and ruggedness.  Oh, and lets not forget how awesome it looks!  You can pre-order yours here!
For more information, check out CentralStandardTiming.com

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