You’re presumably new to watch terminology, which is why you’ve come here. But are you ever confused by the various components of a watch? For example, you probably don’t know what a watch dial is, but do you know what a bezel is and where the crown is?
We all wear watches without thinking about the different parts of a watch or what they do. A simple watch may have over a hundred components, while the most complex clocks may have over a thousand. To make a masterpiece, craftsmen design and assemble many distinct watch pieces. The watch’s many distinctive components are what distinguish the model.
Here are some things that you need to know:
1. Watch Dial
The watch dial is the face on which the time is shown. It shows the numeric digital display of a digital watch, whether it’s a 12-hour or 24-hour time display. The hour markers, which can often be Arabic or Roman numerals — and hands — which generally consist of the hour, minute, and second hands — are shown on an analog watch’s facial anatomy.
2. Watch Bezel
The ring that encircles and binds the crystal glass is known as the watch bezel. Bezels are typically made of metal but can also be made of other materials like ceramic. The bezel can be plain, decorative, functional, or functional, depending on the style and design of the watch. In addition, certain functions require the bezel to be fixed or rotated. Watch&Style offers a variety of bezels and parts to let you customize your watch.
The case of a watch, which refers to the watch’s enclosure, is one of the most important components. Plastic, ceramic, and metal are all possibilities. Stainless steel, gold, silver, or platinum casings are frequently found in luxury timepieces.
The case is the main framework that protects the watch’s internal components. Depending on the watch’s aesthetic, the case might be matte, polished, or smooth.
The crystal or the clear covering of the watch dial — works similarly to a window in a house, allowing people to see the interior clearly while also protecting it.
The watch’s crystal might be plastic, glass, or sapphire. Sapphire crystal is now used in watches because it is more robust and scratch-resistant.
Watch crown is the small knob on the side of your timepiece. It can wind your mechanical (manually-wound) watch or halt the watch to preserve power in the case of battery-powered watches. In addition, it sets or alters the time, date, and day on your watch.
Hands are the easiest parts to recognize. Small sticks point to the hour markers on the watch dial. The hours, minutes, and seconds hands are frequently on the hands. The minute hand is shorter than the hour, and the second hand is thinnest.
The bracelet or strap is one of the most enjoyable aspects of a watch to experiment with. The strap keeps the watch on your wrist. Calfskin, alligator, crocodile leather, and metals like stainless steel, gold, and titanium are among the most popular strap materials. You can choose many options and colors or even the style you want.
There are more watch terminologies, which can be confusing, especially if you are new. However, these terms are pretty useful when you plan on start collecting watches for you to understand every detail of the watch fully. We hope that this article will help you in choosing your timepiece.