Watches 101 – Mini Dictionary

Interested in watches but have no idea what some words mean? Learn a new word or two using our mini dictionary below – In alphabetical order. It’s our duty to bring love and passion to your wrist (in this instance, your brain too).

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A: Amplitude  |  Abraham Louis Breguet

B: Balance Wheel  |  Balance Spring  |  Bridges  |  Barrel  |  Beat Error  |  Bezel  |  Bracelet  |  Backlash

C: Click  |  Crown  |  Center Wheel  |  Compensating Balance  |  Crown Wheel  |  Cannon Pinion  |  Chronograph  |  Calendar  |  Center Seconds  |  Circular Graining  |  CNC  |  Chronometer  |  Crystal  | COSC

D: Detent Escapement  |  Dual Time  |  Dead Seconds  |  DRIE  |  Dial  |  Deployant Buckle  |  Diver’s Watch

E: Escapement  |  Endshake  |  Escape Wheel  |  Equation of Time  |  Electroplating

F: Fourth Wheel  |  Frequency  |  Fly Back Chronograph  |  Foudroyante  |  Finishing

G: Gear Train  |  Grande Sonnerie

H: Hairspring  |  Hands  |  Hack Feature  |  Hans Wilsdorf

I: Isochonism

J: Jewels  |  Jump Hour

K: Keyless Works

L: Lever Escapement  |  LIGA

M: Mainspring  |  Mainplate  |  Motion Works  |  Movement  |  Moon Phase  |  Minute Repeater  |  Milling  |  Marine Chronometer

P: Pallet Fork  |  Power Reserve  |  Perpetual Calendar  |  Pulsometer  |  Polishing  |  Perlage

R: Rotor  |  Ratchet Wheel  |  Rate  |  Repeater  |  Riveting

S: Screw  |  Sideshake  |  Split Seconds Chronograph  |  Straight Graining

T: Third Wheel  |  Tachymeter  |  Telemeter  |  Turning  |  Tempering

W: Wheels  |  Winding Stem  |  World Timer

 

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