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If you’re a watch enthusiast, learning some key wristwatch terms, abbreviations, and other timepiece-related vocabulary is a must.

For one, it’s super interesting information, and as a fan of watches, you’ll like learning more about all the fascinating details that make up the accessory you wear every day. As a result, it also serves the more practical purpose of making you a more conscientious and informed watch consumer and connoisseur.

At the very least, you’ll be better equipped to recognize and appreciate the distinctions between sturdy, practical sport watches for men and classy, sophisticated dress watches for women.

Automatic Movement – A watch’s movement simply refers to the internal mechanism that keeps the watch ticking. So, a watch with automatic movement is wound and powered by the wearer’s movement. That’s why watches featuring automatic movement are also sometimes referred to as “self-winding” watches.

Bezel – The bezel is usually a metal ring surrounding a watch’s crystal. On many analog watches, the bezel can be rotated to provide a convenient scale for measuring time and sometimes more.

Crystal – The clear cover protecting and shrouding the watch face. It can also refer to other elements of the watch that are made from crystal.

Dial – The dial is the face of a watch, which explains why it’s also often referred to as the face. It displays the time, subdials, markings, hands, and more.

Horology – This refers to the science and, even more importantly, the art of measuring time. By learning more about watch vocabulary here, you’re learning the basics of horology, as any good watch enthusiast should.

IP – Ionic plating (IP) is the thick, durable (though not chunky) plating that is often applied to stainless steel watches. In addition to providing effective protection for the steel, it can also add some iridescent color.

LCD – This is the liquid crystal display (LCD). It’s the flat display used in many quality digital watches.

LED – A light-emitting diode (LED) uses the same technology found in LED lightbulbs and more. It’s often used as a form of luminescence in watches.

Luminescence – Luminescence, often referred to as “lume” in the industry, is how a watch lights up or is illuminated. Sometimes, the hands and markings of the watch provide the lume, while in other cases, a button illuminates the watch’s face.

Multifunction Movement – Multifunctionmovement is common in dress watches, like the classic analog silver watch for men. It refers to thethree small subdials within the primary dial that usually display the date, month, and other information beyond the time.

Quartz Movement – A quartz watch is simply a watch that’s battery-operated. The watch’s battery sends a signal to a tiny quartz crystal that vibrates at an extremely precise rate, providing an accurate, reliable, and inexpensive timekeeping function.

Case Back – The reverse side of a watch that can be removed to access the inside of the watch. Can sometimes also be personalized with a name, date or message.

Chronograph – A type of watch that features an additional stopwatch function in addition to the main time and is activated via a set of pushers protruding from the side of the watch case.

Crown – A small knob on the side of the watch case that can be used to adjust the time and date.

Now that you’ve brushed up on all your timekeeping vocabulary, you can use your newfound knowledge to find the perfect watch!

About Armitron®

Armitron® is called America’s Watch because of the enduring legacy of the brand’s founder, Eugen Gluck. As a Holocaust survivor, Mr. Gluck made it his mission to live as an example of how people should treat each other. He just so happened to achieve his American dream along the way. Together with his wife Jean (yep—Jean and Eugen, it was clearly meant to be), they set out to create high-quality watches people all around the world could afford. That original commitment to putting people first still drives Armitron® forward today. The brand has grown into a renowned industry leader by consistently embracing innovative technology and forward-thinking design. Browse the selection of Armitron® watches, complete with everything from retro digital watches to mens black watches and much more, to discover your own stylish piece of this story.

Learn even more about watches at https://www.armitron.com/

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