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(Hodinkee)   Richard Mille sets a new record record for the world's thinnest watch at 1.75 mm   (hodinkee.com) divider line
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2022-07-07 5:10:09 AM  
Meh, ridiculously priced baubles for foppish toadies to fashion. Jewelry is one of the biggest wastes of money that one can participate in.
 
2022-07-07 6:00:06 AM  

12YearBid: Meh, ridiculously priced baubles for foppish toadies to fashion. Jewelry is one of the biggest wastes of money that one can participate in.


Honestly this is a bit of an engineering feat. I wish the engineering itself paid off without them having to sell it as an ultra luxury jewelry, but that's just how our economy works sometimes.
 
2022-07-07 6:01:38 AM  
Simply from a design/micro mechanical mechanism standpoint, that's pretty rad.

Hell, the movement itself is 1.18mm thick...
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/Now that's pretty, I don't care who you are
 
2022-07-07 6:51:16 AM  

12YearBid: Meh, ridiculously priced baubles for foppish toadies to fashion. Jewelry is one of the biggest wastes of money that one can participate in.


A good watch is the only jewelry a man should wear, except for a wedding ring.
 
2022-07-07 7:06:26 AM  

MindStalker: 12YearBid: Meh, ridiculously priced baubles for foppish toadies to fashion. Jewelry is one of the biggest wastes of money that one can participate in.

Honestly this is a bit of an engineering feat. I wish the engineering itself paid off without them having to sell it as an ultra luxury jewelry, but that's just how our economy works sometimes.


Ok, you are right. It is certainly a technical achievement that is impressive. Too bad it's wasted on something utterly unnecessary.
 
2022-07-07 7:48:46 AM  
I remember that in the "Wiseguy" book (basis of "Goodfellas"), Henry Hill kept mentioning how thin his watches were, and I wondered "this is something people used to brag about?"
 
2022-07-07 8:30:42 AM  
It's the thinnest thinnest.
 
2022-07-07 8:36:38 AM  

capacc: 12YearBid: Meh, ridiculously priced baubles for foppish toadies to fashion. Jewelry is one of the biggest wastes of money that one can participate in.

A good watch is the only jewelry a man should wear, except for a wedding ring.


I say we just forgo the ring completely and make the new tradition a wedding watch.
 
2022-07-07 8:42:12 AM  
That's very cool and all but the watch is ugly as sun IMO.

/Also there's an Apple 'thin' joke floating out there somewhere.
 
2022-07-07 10:16:33 AM  
Never before has something so thin shouted so loudly the word, "poser".
 
2022-07-07 11:26:45 AM  
I'll wait for the Groupon...
 
2022-07-07 11:52:07 AM  

12YearBid: Meh, ridiculously priced baubles for foppish toadies to fashion. Jewelry is one of the biggest wastes of money that one can participate in.


Logically yes, but there is an undeniably deep-seated desire for personal ornaments in humans. I don't get it, but I accept it as plain fact. Archeology digs find evidence of beads and necklaces going back 140,000 years and maybe more .

/ The watch is super-interesting as a piece of craftsmanship
// I like watches but have never paid more than $150 for one
 
2022-07-07 12:06:23 PM  
The day that I retired I put my watch in the dresser drawer. It hasn't been out in 4 years. Watches seem like engineering and manufacturing marvels normally, and this one certainly pushes the state of the art. I just don't know why anyone would need or want this one.
 
2022-07-07 12:37:38 PM  
Next year Casio will release a digital watch that is half as thick and costs $5. No one will care.
 
2022-07-07 12:57:41 PM  

Al Tsheimers: The day that I retired I put my watch in the dresser drawer. It hasn't been out in 4 years. Watches seem like engineering and manufacturing marvels normally, and this one certainly pushes the state of the art. I just don't know why anyone would need or want this one.


Yet you knew the day before you retired.
 
2022-07-07 1:09:34 PM  
Isnt "Richard Mille" essentially french for "a thousand Dicks'"?

Cool engineering though.
 
2022-07-07 1:28:44 PM  

SumoJeb: Next year Casio will release a digital watch that is half as thick and costs $5. No one will care.


I've got several Casio watches that I bought for the nostalgia factor. The most expensive one is the G-Shock that I got for 90 euros. The other ones were 35 and 45.

It's hard for me to marvel at the technology of an unaffordable mechanical watch, when indeed Casio will provide you with a more accurate one for less than 20 euros.
 
2022-07-07 1:53:21 PM  
wow that's a lot of brain power and effort to accomplish nothing of any meaning or importance to the world.
ohhh a really thin watch, that'll surely help out with something on the laundry list of serious problems we're facing.
 
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