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Central Standard Timing shows off CST-01, the 'world's thinnest' watch

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Yeah, it's thin

Gallery Photo: World's thinnest E Ink watch
Gallery Photo: World's thinnest E Ink watch

Central Standard Timing is showing off what it's calling the "world's thinnest watch" at CES 2013: an E Ink watch that's a single, razor-thin cuff. The watch is 0.80 millimeters thin, and the company says that it was able to create it by laminating flexible components together into a single piece of flexible stainless steel. It feels as thin as it looks in the hand — so thin it's almost worrying. That said, we'd have no reservation about slapping one of these attractive timepieces on our bodies. CST says that the watch uses an embedded micro-energy cell that allows it to charge in 10 minutes from an external dock, and that it will last for 15 years.

Central Standard Timing is asking for funding for the project on Kickstarter, with preorders being taken right now for $129 each, and an overall funding goal of $200,000. CST says that all watches are "planned to be assembled in the USA."