Why wear a bracelet and a watch when you can have a watch that looks like a bracelet? Central Standard Timing and E Ink showed off at CES 2013 the world’s thinnest watch that measures at a mere 0.8mm thin, that’s thinner than your credit card! The idea of this watch has been around for quite some time now, but thanks to receiving a funding goal of USD$200,000, the watch is now live and available for preorder at USD$129 each.
But what can a watch this thin do? Well, display the time; all the typical functionalities of a watch like setting the time must be done via an external dock that also charges up the watch. Such thin design is made possible thanks to several flexible components that are laminated onto a 0.5mm unit before getting photochemically etched into a piece of flexible stainless steel. Using an embedded Thinergy micro-energy cell, the watch can be fully charged up using only 10 minutes and can last for about a month.