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Introduction | Chadt M1 | Revue Cam Watch M1 | Chadt M2 | Chadt AC | Vicam | P950 | Cam 2002

Chadt is a Minox processing laboratory, Carsten Chadt Fotofachlabor GmbH, LAB811 and Minox reseller, with web site at The M1 wrist watch camera was designed by Carsten Chadt and is still in limited production.


Chadt M1

Designed to be used on a wrist strap. Comes with a 3 element 14.3 mm (f4) fixed focus lens. Single shutter speed of 1/200.  The apertures are f4- f11 by selection of weather symbols for sunny, over cast and dull.  Film advance by a lever on the camera side.  Sold with a digital watch to put on the wristband when the camera was not in use requiring a 1.55V Varta V364L type battery. Camera weighs 22 grams, 44 grams with wrist strap attachment. 51x31.8x21mm (width, depth, height) and 60x48x25mm with wrist strap attachment.

Revue Cam Watch M1

Same as the Chadt M1.

Chadt M2

The M2 is a modified M1 with an aluminium cover replacing the original polycarbonate one.  The f-stops now appear on the aperture scale and the film is advanced by turning a more convenient knob on the top of the camera.  All of the features are the same.

Chadt AC 60

An M2 with various modifications. Since they were hand-made, some have, for example, two shutter speeds, f-stops to f16 {f4, f5.6, f8, f16} and  various finishes {chrome and gold plated}. This model is still in limited production, silver-grey or black, on a 4 week order.


The VICAM is actually a gold-plated Chadt M2, with identical features.  Only 108 cameras were available -- worldwide; although serial number 69 and 157 has been seen. The cameras were hand built in 1990 in Berlin. The shutter is fixed at 1/180 sec. The apertures are variable from f4 to f11 with the tiny lever on the front of the camera.  Apparently the gold plating has covered up the f numbers. Comes with a 3 element 14.3 mm (f4) fixed focus lens. Pop-out viewfinder.  24 karat gold. The price in 1990 was 2,750DEU (1375EUR).


A 1997 entrant, discontinued, sold by P3 International and is a version of the Chadt AC 60. Shutter speed is 1/60 sec and 1/120th (on some). Fixed focus lens.  Lens is a 3-element (in one group, behind shutter) coated f/4 14.3mm achromatic. Apertures set at f4, f5.6, f8 and f16.

"P3 International's standard of excellence continues with the Professional Wrist Camera. Weighing less than 2.5 oz., including film and wristband, this camera is no lightweight performer. Crafted from an aerospace-industry aluminium magnesium alloy, this camera is one of the most durable on the market...stronger than steel at a fraction of the weight. Using 8 x 11 cartridge film, the same type used by the popular high performance Minox Cameras worldwide, this device's pictures are anything but ordinary. One touch exposure and simple film advance ensure hassle free photography in any situation. Entirely handmade by German craftsmen, the Professional Wrist Camera is the best wrist camera ever offered by P3 International. Available also in gold or chrome plating."

Cam 2002

A prototype metal camera with fixed focus 14.3mm lens and fully variable aperture f4-f16.

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