Watch 101: Components
Posted on August 12 2018
DEFINE: Different components that make up a watch.
Movement: The mechanism that makes the watch move.
Crown: A button that allows for the winding of the movement and adjustment of the time.
Pusher: Additional buttons that controls other functions, such as the chronograph or date.
Lugs: Case attachment that allows for a strap or bracelet to be attached to the watch.
Rotor: Gears and weights that winds an automatic watch when worn (through body movement).
Strap: Commonly a leather, metal (referred to bracelets) or rubber attachment that secures a watch to the wrist.
Dial: The face of the watch, used to tell time.
Subdial: A dial within the main dial, that shows an additional complication such as chronograph, seconds, or date.
Glass: Fitted with a mineral or sapphire crystal to show the dial and the front of the watch.
Caseback: The back of the watch.
Hour Marker: Hour indicator shown on the dial.
Case: Holds the gears and pieces of the watch in place.
Bezel: The ring around the case that can secure the crystal. Bezels can be functional for diving and timing.