Strap / Bracelet
The medium that the watch stands on our wrist is called a strap or bracelet. It is made of a variety of materials (leather, plastic, steel, titanium, ceramic) and there is no limit to their design.
Grip length is the length of a watch from end to end. The size of men’s watches usually ranges from 17 to 25 cm. In women’s watches, due to the smaller size of the wrist, the total grip length ranges from 15 to 20cm. The adjustment of the size on the strap is done by tightening or loosening the toka in the holes that are opened on one side of the strap while in the bracelet the change of size is achieved by adding or removing motifs (pieces).
The wreath is located at the top of the frame, around the perimeter of the crystal. Usually its construction material is similar to that of the frame, although this is not necessary. Various indications such as the speedometer or the minutes can be placed on the wreath. In some watches, the wreath is decorated with zircon or various precious stones (diamonds, rubies, etc.)
The diameter of the frame is the distance between the edge of the outer rim and the diagonal opposite side. It is measured in mm.
KINDS OF BUTTONS
The mechanisms of watches are divided into 2 major categories
Mechanical watches are divided into two major categories.
- TUNNED – This type of machine needs daily tuning.
- AUTOMATIC – All it takes to work is motion.
The above two types of machines can only show us the time or the date or the day as well as have more complex functions such as automatic calendar, GMT, chronograph, alarm clock, etc.
This type of machine is divided into the following categories
- BATTERY – All it takes to work is a battery with a lifespan of 1 to 3 years.
- KINETIC – In this type of machine the battery is a capacitor in which energy accumulates from the movement of the clock. If we wear it constantly, the capacitor changes from 5 to 7 years.
- ECO – DRIVE / SOLAR / SOLAR POWER – This type has a capacitor which, however, charges through light cells (lamp or sun) and also has a lifespan of 5 to 7 years.
Also the above types of machines can have a simple time display up to more complex functions such as timer, perpetual calendar, alarm and more.
This categorization was based on the power supply of the machine. There is another category that concerns the way the displays are displayed. Based on this, the accusations are
- ANALOG MECHANISM
- DIGITAL MECHANISM
- ANALOG AND DIGITAL