WATCH ANATOMY 01

THE FACE OF A WATCH HAS THESE EL­E­MENTS:

DA MAN - Caliber - - ESSENTIALS -

case is a con­tainer that pro­tects the dial and the time­keep­ing mech­a­nism in­side. The ba­sic ma­te­rial is stain­less steel, or sim­ply short­ened as steel by most watch brands.

crown is a ro­tat­able knob out­side the case (nor­mally placed at 3 o’clock) to ad­just the time. It is nec­es­sary to keep the crown in a locked po­si­tion when un­der­wa­ter.

dial typ­i­cally show­cases the time: hours and min­utes, along with other fea­tures. The hour mark­ers are usu­ally in Ara­bic or Ro­man nu­mer­als, or sim­ply ba­tons.

flange is the out­er­most rim of a dial. It can ac­com­mo­date a tachymeter, which helps mea­sure things like dis­tance or ve­loc­ity.

hands are in­di­ca­tors of time, of­ten shaped like long ba­tons hang­ing from the cen­tral axis and point­ing at the re­spec­tive hours, min­utes or sec­onds.

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