Watch

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A watch is a timepiece intended to be carried or worn by a person.wikipedia
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Cabochon

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Some dress watches have a cabochon on the crown and many women's dress watches have faceted gemstones on the face, bezel, or bracelet.
An exception is cabochons on some watches' crowns, which are round.

Corundum

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Some are made entirely of faceted sapphire (corundum).
Apart from ornamental uses, synthetic corundum is also used to produce mechanical parts (tubes, rods, bearings, and other machined parts), scratch-resistant optics, scratch-resistant watch crystals, instrument windows for satellites and spacecraft (because of its transparency in the ultraviolet to infrared range), and laser components.

Petrodvorets Watch Factory

The first ever watch to be sent into space was a Russian "Pobeda" watch from the Petrodvorets Watch Factory.

Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry

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Berner, G.A., Illustrated Professional Dictionary of Horology, Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH 1961–2012
It currently gathers more than 500 members representing more than 90% of all Swiss watch manufacturers (watches, clocks, movements, components, etc.).

Fortis (Swiss watchmaker)

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Since 1994 Fortis is the exclusive supplier for manned space missions authorized by the Russian Federal Space Agency.

Marine chronometer

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Marine chronometer
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American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute

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Wrist

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A wristwatch is designed to be worn around the wrist, attached by a watch strap or other type of bracelet.

Bracelet

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A wristwatch is designed to be worn around the wrist, attached by a watch strap or other type of bracelet.

Pocket

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A pocket watch is designed for a person to carry in a pocket.

Clockwork

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During most of its history the watch was a mechanical device, driven by clockwork, powered by winding a mainspring, and keeping time with an oscillating balance wheel.

Mainspring

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During most of its history the watch was a mechanical device, driven by clockwork, powered by winding a mainspring, and keeping time with an oscillating balance wheel.

Electric battery

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In the 1960s the electronic quartz watch was invented, which was powered by a battery and kept time with a vibrating quartz crystal.

Complication (horology)

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For mechanical watches, various extra features called "complications", such as moon-phase displays and the different types of tourbillon, are sometimes included.

Tourbillon

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For mechanical watches, various extra features called "complications", such as moon-phase displays and the different types of tourbillon, are sometimes included.

Calculator

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Furthermore, some modern smartwatches even incorporate calculators, GPS and Bluetooth technology or have heart-rate monitoring capabilities, and some of them use radio clock technology to regularly correct the time.

Global Positioning System

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Furthermore, some modern smartwatches even incorporate calculators, GPS and Bluetooth technology or have heart-rate monitoring capabilities, and some of them use radio clock technology to regularly correct the time.

Bluetooth

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Furthermore, some modern smartwatches even incorporate calculators, GPS and Bluetooth technology or have heart-rate monitoring capabilities, and some of them use radio clock technology to regularly correct the time.

Radio clock

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Furthermore, some modern smartwatches even incorporate calculators, GPS and Bluetooth technology or have heart-rate monitoring capabilities, and some of them use radio clock technology to regularly correct the time.

Collectable

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However, expensive collectible watches, valued more for their elaborate craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal and glamorous design than for simple timekeeping, often have traditional mechanical movements, even though they are less accurate and more expensive than electronic ones.

Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication

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As of 2018, the most expensive watch ever sold at auction is the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication, which is the world's most complicated mechanical watch until 1989, reaching a final price of 24 million US dollars (23,237,000 CHF) in Geneva on November 11th, 2014.

Swiss franc

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As of 2018, the most expensive watch ever sold at auction is the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication, which is the world's most complicated mechanical watch until 1989, reaching a final price of 24 million US dollars (23,237,000 CHF) in Geneva on November 11th, 2014.

Geneva

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As of 2018, the most expensive watch ever sold at auction is the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication, which is the world's most complicated mechanical watch until 1989, reaching a final price of 24 million US dollars (23,237,000 CHF) in Geneva on November 11th, 2014.

Old English

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One account says that the word "watch" came from the Old English word woecce which meant "watchman", because it was used by town watchmen to keep track of their shifts at work.

Watchkeeping

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Another says that the term came from 17th century sailors, who used the new mechanisms to time the length of their shipboard watches (duty shifts).