Modern engineering and manufacturing means that it isn’t as hard as it used to be for a watch to keep time to within minus-four to plus-six seconds per day. Even a well-adjusted low-end ETA movement can achieve this, and, frankly, I think you should expect this sort of performance out of any watch you buy these days, especially one in the price range you’re looking in, whether certified or not.
The Slimmest Watch In The Universe?Dear Snob,
I was recently browsing the internet and came across an article showing me a watch from an Indian company called Titan, which makes a watch it claims to be the slimmest watch in the universe called Titan Edge. Apparently the watch uses quartz movement designed in-house, is only about 3.5 millimeters in thickness and the movement is only about 1.5 millimeters in thickness. What is your take on this watch? Does it mean that the rest of the world is catching up with Japanese quartz movements?
Quite a claim — “slimmest watch in the universe.” Has India done some pioneering space travel while I wasn’t paying attention? Frankly, I also don’t pay attention to quartz watches, and 3.5 millimeter is just barely more svelte than some Piagets, Vacherons and Jaegers, which measure somewhere between four and five millimeters. These are truly remarkable, since they make use of beautifully decorated mechanical movements. But if that is considered “catching up” with Japanese quartz movements, it is a dubious achievement at best.