- 1. Watch Glass
- 2. Hands
- 3. Bezel
- 4. Subdial
- 5. Batons
- 6. Case
- 7. Bracelet/Strap
- 8. Lugs
- 9. Push Piece
- 10. Crown/Winder
- 11. Date
- 12. Spring Bars
1. Watch Glass
Transparent covering for the dial.Watch Glass
The ring on the outside of the watch case, around the dial, or the rim that holds the watch glass. It may have calibrated markings, especially on sports or divers watches, or be made of precious metal, and sometimes set with precious stones.
Many purposes. Tracking elapsed time, or indicating the date.
The housing that contains a watch's parts. Stainless steel is most commonly used although titanium, platinum, gold and silver can also be found. Less expensive watches are often made of brass and plated with gold-coloured or silver-coloured metals. Some cases are also made of coloured resin.Watch Materials
There are many types and styles of watch bracelets and straps made from varying materials.
Click here to view the most common materials:Watch Materials
The arms of the watch case that hold the strap or bracelet.
9. Push Piece
Pressing this button will start / stop watch functions.
10. Crown / Winder
On mechanical watches, this is used to wind the watch. Quartz models use it to adjust the time / date. Water Resistant models over 100M often have screw down crowns for added protection.
Sometimes this shows the day as well as date.
12. Spring Bars
Used to attach bracelets or straps to the case. They are spring loaded in some makes of watch, or rigid pins in others. They fit between the lugs.