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Watch Words

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The following pages are a glossary of terms associated with horology, watches and watchmaking. Please click on one of the links or glossary terms below to learn more about them. Most of the terms are enhanced with detailed imagery. If you would like us to list any other words that you think may be helpful, please contact me direct chris@christopherward.co.uk. We will update the glossary frequently.

 

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Z – WATCH WORDS

 

Zone

Small additional dial or indicator that may be positioned, or placed off-centre on the main dial, used for the display of various functions (e.g. second counters).

 

Zodiac

Circular belt with the ecliptic in the middle containing the twelve constellations through which the sun seems to pass in the course of a year.

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