Watch Terms to Know
Introduction to Watch Key Terms
The society we live in is strictly governed by time. For this reason, timepieces have undergone constant evolution to make keeping track of it that much easier. You are now in complete control of how you want your watch to function, even down to the watch movement. The watch movement dictates how your watch keeps an accurate track of time. You can do this through an automatic movement, an aptly named mechanical system that uses your body’s natural movements to power the watch. Or, you can choose a quartz movement that drives energy to your watch through a battery. If you thought that those options were advanced, there are even more to pick from.
Popular Watch Key Terms to Know
Timepieces have evolved all the way down to their most basic components. Watches are generally much more durable thanks to the advancements made on the watch case and crystal. The watch case is what it sounds like - a metal container that protects the watch movement. The crystal is the clear window above the watch dial, made out of plastic, glass, or actual crystal, that protects the watch movements showcased in the dial. Modern timepieces also have a crown on their side to help adjust the time or wind the watch if the movement is not automatic. Bezels can be purely decorative or used to calculate certain measurements like speed and distance.
Modern timepieces now contain a variety of features beyond the basic telling of time, referred to as watch complications. The most popular of these is the chronograph, which is a small stopwatch found on the watch face. It can be used to track any number of things from timed workouts to cooking recipes, making it useful for a variety of professions. Another popular feature is luminescence. It is exactly what it sounds like; the watch dials are illuminated to give off a glow in low lighting. Complications are extremely useful features that make your everyday life that much easier to manage.
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Variety is the spice of life at Northeastern Fine Jewelry. If you are unsure of what you want in a timepiece, we offer over 700 different options to ensure that there is a timepiece to match everyone’s needs. Our timepieces are of top-notch quality, and our world-class designers like Omega, IWC, and Breitling are the embodiment of timepiece perfection. We serve the Albany, Glen Falls, and Schenectady areas, and have been proud to offer New York’s best selection of timepieces for over four decades. To get started on finding your perfect timepiece, visit one of our showrooms or contact us on our website for more information.