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WATCHES 101-PART III

EXTERIOR FEATURES Crystal The transparent protective covering over a watch face made of sapphire, mineral crystal, glass or plastic. Dial The readable part of the watch, the face. Analog display The system of indicating time using hands and a dial. Numerical display The system of indicating time figures. Also called Digital Display. Anadigi display A…

EXTERIOR FEATURES

Crystal

The transparent protective covering over a watch face made of sapphire, mineral crystal, glass or plastic.

Dial

The readable part of the watch, the face.

Analog display

The system of indicating time using hands and a dial.

Numerical display

The system of indicating time figures. Also called Digital Display.

Anadigi display

A display that shows the time both by means of hour and minute hands (analog display) and by numbers (digital display).

LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)

A method of displaying time in an electronic watch. It is created when particles are rearranged by electrical excitation. In LCD watches time is displayed constantly. All LCD watches have quartz movements.

LED (Light Emitting Diode)

The method of displaying time and, or other functions in an electronic watch using the phenomenon known as electroluminescence. The time appears on the watch face of an LED watch only when a button is pressed and power is sent to the diodes.

Guilloche

A type of engraving in which thin lines are etched which create a pattern on a surface. Adding beauty and design to the watch.

Subdial

A small dial on a watch face used for any of several purposes, such as keeping track of elapsed minutes on a chronograph or indicating the date.

Hands

Indicate the time or function.

Crown

The knob used to set hands and change functions.

Stem

A shaft which connects the crown to the winding and setting mechanism of the watch.

Push Button

Used in complications to start and stop special functions.

Watch strap

Leather, rubber, fabric or synthetic materials.

Deployant buckle

Safety feature protects against dropping the watch. Allows for the look of a strap style with the convenience of a one-piece fold over buckle style band.

Watch band

Either a link or expansion band made in stainless steel, gold or a combination of materials.

Integrated

Watch and bracelet in an all in one piece to accent a particular design.

Bezel

Case ring that holds the crystal, sometimes set with precious stones.

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