Watch 101: Case

Posted on August 05 2018

Watch 101: Case

 

DEFINED: Holds the different components of a watch together (like the base of the watch). Cases come in different sizes, shapes and materials.

 

Sizes: Average sizes go from 37mm to 43mm

 

Shapes: Round, Oval, Square, Rectangle, Carre, Tonneau and Asymmetrical

 

Material: Mohs scale measures hardness from 1 to 10 with 10 being extremely hard (e.g. Diamond)

  • Platinum (4.5/10)
  • Gold (3/10)
  • Ceramic (8/10)
  • Stainless Steel (6/10)
  • Titanium (6/10)
  • Tantalum (6.5)
  • Tungsten Carbide (7.5)
  • Diamond like Carbon (9.5)

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