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BASIC WATCH COMPONENTS

BASIC WATCH COMPONENTS

Issue Time:2021-09-15

BASIC WATCH COMPONENTS

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(A) Crown - This is the knob used to set and wind a watch. It is located at 3 O’clock on a normal watch, but it is most often at 12 O'clock on Vortic's watches because they are powered by pocket watch movements.

(B) Lugs - Lugs come in many shapes and sizes, but they are always what the strap is attached to on the case.

(C) Case - The case houses the watch mechanism and is almost always made from metal. Vortic's watch cases are 3D printed from metal.

(D) Dial - The face of the watch. This is the physical piece that we see from the front of the watch, usually having numerals or markers that the hands point to.

(E) Crystal - A watch crystal is the glass on the front or back of the watch that allows us to see inside the case. All of Vortic’s watches have Gorilla Glass crystals, but most watch crystals are made from mineral glass or sapphire.

(F) Hands - Watch hands point to features on the dial. They come in many shapes, sizes, and materials.

(G) Sub-Seconds Dial or Small Seconds - Many mechanical watches have a small subdial for the second hand. This is referred to as a "sub-seconds" dial or "small seconds" by many. These subdials can be located anywhere on the main dial, but Vortic's sub-seconds dials are almost always at 6 O'clock.

(H) Strap - The band that holds the watch case to your wrist.

(I) Movement - This is the mechanism that powers the watch and regulates time. 

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