The description of expensive watches
is loaded with technology. If we want to choose or buy a watch, we often find many specific terms elusive. We can find those terms on the device, on the packaging, brochures, warranty cards, review watches etc.
If we do not understand well the meaning of terms related watches or watches, can-can we go wrong in choosing or buying. Well, that was not mistaken, here are some of the terms that most often we find when going to a watch.
Alarm: clock mechanism inside that produce sound, like the sound of "Kring" or "beep", at certain times prearranged.
Altimeter: An instrument for measuring altitude by detecting changes in air pressure.
Analog: Hours using needles hours, minutes and seconds as the clock.
Analog-Digital Watches: Watches which has two analog and digital displays as a timepiece.
Anti-Magnetic: mechanical watches are usually susceptible to the magnet, as the magnet can affect the balance and accuracy of time. Watches with anti magnetic labels can withstand the influence of magnets coming from other electronic devices such as speakers, televisions, refrigerators etc.
Aperture: A small window on the watch to display information such as the date and day, also often referred to as the dial window.
Applique: Numbers, letters or other symbols attached to the clock dial.
Atmosphere (ATM): A unit used to determine water resistance, air pressure. 1 atm is equivalent to a water depth of 10 meters.
Automatic Watch: Also known by the self-winding watch, the clock that can drive itself is only of small movements of the wearer. For example, when the wearer is running. Automatic long hours are not used can be stopped, and need to be moved about to restart.
Baguette: Models women's watches are narrow but elongated shape.
Bezel: The ring encircling the surface of the crystal or watch, or any decorative shape can be rotated for a certain time function pointers.
Bracelet: Bracelet watches that consist of multiple links that are interrelated. Increase or decrease the link will resize a bracelet.
Casing: The part of the clock that contains moving parts therein.
Chronograph: In this context, chronograph means the ability to display the time with a specific function, for example in measuring how long it passed (like stopwatch) etc.
Chronometer: In the context of this means very accurate clocks that have passed rigorous accuracy standards issued by COSC (Control Officile Suisse de Chronometers).
Clasp (clasp): Part binder of bracelet watches. Usually used in leather watches bracelet or watch bracelets soft.
C.O.S.C. : Abbreviation of Control Officile Suisse de Chronometers, ie an institution in Switzerland governing standardization and test chronometer status.
Crystal: The concluding part of the clock is transparent, like "glass", can be made of glass, plastic or synthetic sapphire.
Depth Alarm: A feature watches to remind divers that position to a certain depth has been reached.
Depth Meter: Also known as a depth sensor, a feature that could determine the depth while diving by measuring the water pressure.
Dial: Surface area an hour or watches that are usually marked with numbers or pointer hours, so that we can know the exact time associated clockwise or minutes.
Digital Watch: Jam featuring a timepiece with a number, and not the clockwise or the minute hand.
Diver's Watch: Watches divers, usually able to hold up to a depth of 200 meters or more, the surface has a special feature that is easily seen.