Watch – An accessory, which selective few of us can’t do without. Available in various forms and shapes, various leather colors, different metallic bracelets, we love them all. For some, watches are collectibles; their love for these small yet powerful time-telling machines is beyond comparison.
But do we all watch-lovers know our watches in and out? Here is a watch-ology in alphabetical order that lets you know your watches better and make your watch shopping experience even better.
- Aperture: It is a small opening on the dial of the watch that shows the additional indication, like; date, month or week.
- Bezel: It is the ring that surrounds the dial and connects it to the crystal (upper cover of the watch). Bezels are usually stationary however; they are rotating in the diver’s watch who needs to calculate the time to come up to the surface by rotating the bezel.
- Case: This is known as the shell of the watch that contains the dial and the hour and minute hands.
- Complication: This is referred to the extra features present in the watch apart from showing time. Extra features like date and week display, moon-phase displays are the types of complications that are found on some of the watches.
- Chronograph: It is a type of complication that works as a stop clock. Very useful feature for the runners who needs to calculate the stretch of time of their laps.
- Crown: It is also known as winder. It is the small dial or a screw that helps the watch wearer to set or change date and time on the dial.
- Dial: It is the face of the watch, on which the date, time and other complications are displayed.
- Lugs: These are the small protrusions on the case of the watch for the attachment of the strap or the metal bracelet.
- Movement: This is the complicated assembly of the parts of the watch that makes it run and show time. It’s the engine of the watch. There are three types of movements: battery powered quartz movement, self winding mechanical movements and hand wound mechanical movement.
- Second time-zone indicator: This complication displays the second time zone on the same dial with help of extra hands or a separate small dial.
So now you know your watches well, wear and show them off proudly with all the knowledge and also help your friends to know more about them.