What are the watch parts name?

When reading the description of the watch, we usually come across the professional watch parts name of the watch.

We will have the difficulty in our reading watch parts name professional vocabulary and making us unable to understand more about the watch.  Below is some knowledge of the most common watch parts. Today, we will give you the instructions and you may have a better understanding of the watch parts with the words and the pictures.

Learn about Watch Parts Name

Watch Parts Name – Watch case

Includes: All Stainless steel, 2-Tone yellow gold, 2-Tone rose gold, all yellow gold, all rose gold.

What is 2-Tone?

2-Tone (Also called two-tone) is the combination of gold and steel, and today, Rolex makes two different 2 tone variants. This is yellow gold and steel two tone, and rose gold and steel tone tone. Most commonly for a Rolex two-tone watch is that the case is made in stainless steel.

What is 2-Tone yellow gold?

Two tone gold means that there are two different colors of gold, often yellow gold and white gold. The two different colors can look good contrasting each other.

What is 2-Tone rose gold?

Gold used in jewelry comes in 3 colors: white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold. If a piece is made with two-tone gold, this means that a combination of any of the three colors is used to make the jewelry. 2-Tone rose gold means white gold with rose gold combination.

What is all yellow gold?

The Daytona ref. 116508 is the newest version of the all-yellow gold Daytona, complete with a matching 18k yellow gold bezel and bracelet. While there are plenty of dial options to choose from, the most sought-after right now is the green dial variant of the Daytona 116508.

Watch Parts Name – Watch band

A watch strap or a watch band is a strap that holds the wristwatch to the wrist. We sell straps that are made of leather such as the Rolex watch band below, and rubber/silicon, stainless steel, and sometimes a combination of these materials are also included.


The face of the watch shows the hour markers. A dial is the ‘face’ of the watch which is marked to show the units of time.  The dial is where the watch can be the most expressive. It is the flat surface beneath the crystal, and can come in many color options, textures, and materials. Dials can use Roman numerals,  Arabic numbers, or even more simple stick bar markers to indicate the time.

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Case (side)

The part includes the crystal, the bezel, the case body, and the back of the case. The mechanical parts inside the case are often called movement.

The case holds the inner working parts of the watch. Depending on the style of the watch, the case is usually made of stainless steel, because steel is resilient, handles light shocks that the watch could receive, and doesn’t tarnish. Cases can also be made of precious metals like gold or platinum, and can even be made of plastic in sports watches.

The case can also come in different finishes like high-polish, smooth, matte, or a combination of any of those. The case also contains the movement itself, be it electronic (quartz) or automatic (self-winding). We’ll cover more on movements later. The bezel is the outer ring of the case that connects to the lugs. It is typically a flat-edged surface, but can also be rounded. The bezel can also have embellishments, like precious gemstones in upscale watches, and maybe a different metal than the case itself, as in some two-tone watches.


The crystal protects the dial and hands from dust and dirt, allowing the time to be visible. Although it is termed a crystal, it may NOT be made of actual crystal, but plastic. Modern times have made sapphire crystal very popular as it is more scratch-resistant and durable.


The watch crown is the rotating button on the site of the watch, which winds the watch with a manual mechanism and it stops the watch when pulled away from the case.

The functions of the crown are to set the time, change the date, and to wind the watch. The crown is what is used to change the time. Some watches offer a date window and a seconds indicator, which are engaged by pulling the crown out. Crowns on water-resistant watches screw down into the case. The crown can have embellishments like precious stones, to indicate luxury and attention to detail.

Watch Parts Name – Hands

Hands are the indicators of the watch that point the time on the dial.

Between the main hands, a distinction is made in second hands, minute hands and hour hands.

Second hands

The second hand is the one that points the second unit on the dial.

Minute hands

The minute hand is the one that points the minute-unit on the dial.

Hour hands

The hour hand is the one that points the hour-unit on the dial.


Also ‘counter-hands’ are available for chronograph watches, which are sort of ‘mini-hands’.


A bezel is the outermost top-ring, that surrounds the case of the watch. It’s the casing part of the watch, which holds the glass or crystal in position.

The bezel can be screwed or snapped on. Some are fixed, while others can be rotated by hand.

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Bezels are often made of stainless steel, but can also be made of ceramic materials. (and sometimes also plastic or other materials, but that’s not usual)

The bezels mainly include stainless steel bezels, but also ceramic, titanium, aluminum and plastic bezels.

There are many uses for a bezel, like monitoring diving, timing, speed, distance, as a compass or to determine the heart rate.

A diving watch bezel helps divers to show how long they’ve been under water. A rotating bezel ensures the diver’s safety. The tachymeter bezel is fixed on chronographs, which is used to calculate units per hour.

And there are several more functions for specific watch bezels which supports the carrier of the watch in particular situations.

Watch Parts Name – Clasps

Clasps are used to close the watch strap. Check the watch band accessories

Pin buckle / Tang buckle

This is one of the most common types of watch straps. Usually made of stainless steel, the Tang buckle is what you would commonly see in leather and textile watches and is also often used on tactical watches. This has a pin that secures the watch to your wrist.  Like a belt buckle, this is for straps that have holes, which means that you will need to bend the leather every time you wear the watch, making it bend and crack or fade over time. Another possible disadvantage of this type of buckle is it’s not as secure as the metal types. The buckle may crack while you wear it, making it fall off your wrist. The look, however, is classic and simple, and it’s not as expensive as the metal ones, too.

Deployment buckle

Common in metal watches, this type of clasp unfolds into thirds and fastens a watch to the wrist with a fitted look. This was invented in the 1910s by Louis Cartier. Many watch enthusiasts agree that this is the more elegant type of watch (in relation to the Tang buckle, which we will discuss further below). However, they could be more challenging to use, as you would need to go to a professional in order to adjust and get a good fit for your wrist.
This can also be referred to as the deployment buckle. When looking at watch descriptions, you would also most likely encounter the term “deployment clasp.” When someone uses this term, they are most likely referring to the same thing. Deployant is not available in the English dictionary (it’s from a French word “deployante“), but this is the most acceptable term anywhere.

Butterfly buckle

The Butterfly buckle is a special lock on the strap, which is used on both metal straps and leather straps. Butterfly buckles are usually made of stainless steel, in the form of single and double open, and with snap locks, it should be said that the structure is still more complicated.
The butterfly buckle has the following advantages:
(1) Minimize the bending of the strap.
(2) It is comfortable to wear because it can connect the two leather straps and the watch together into a ring shape, so it is very convenient to take and pick.
(3) It is safer to have an insurance button lock.
(4) Because the butterfly buckle has a relatively long component, it is matched with the watch, and the watch is supported and controlled better on the wrist. The watch does not rotate left and right and is especially suitable for watches with large diameters and thicknesses.
Butterfly buckle has various specifications, but the standard male watch is used in two types: the watch case opening is 20 mm, the leather strap is usually 18 mm (but also 16 mm); the watch case opening is 18mm, and the leather strap is usually 16 mm.
The length of the standard leather strap is 7 cm on the short end and 11 cm on the long end. The lengthened leather strap is 9.5 cm on the short end and 11.5 cm on the long end. The former is the most suitable for modification as a butterfly buckle, and the long leather strap is modified into a butterfly buckle, the position of the butterfly buckle will be more partial, not centered, Especially in the case of a person with a thin wrist. The strap is slightly thicker and will be more suitable. It is also very simple to convert the leather strap into a butterfly buckle.

Hidden Folding buckle

This one is for those looking for a secure and inconspicuous type of clasp – it closes on the wrist, so the mechanism will not be seen on the outer strap. There is a fold-over latch, as well as a push-button feature, which you will have to push order for the strap to open.
If you’re looking for a clasp that’s very secure, this is something that you should take a closer look at. However, most of these types of clasps are bigger than regular ones.

Push-button deployment clasp

This type of clasp, as the name suggests, has a small button that the wearer can push. These are spring-loaded buttons that allow you to take off the watch easily.
This is designed to make sure that the clasp does not open. The security of the watch is one of the main reasons why many prefer this type of clasp.

Jewelry clasp

This clasp is called such because it’s the same type that is used in bracelets and jewelry. The jewelry clasp has two main parts: a latch on one side, and a hole on the other. The mechanism is simply the latch going through a hole, folds, and then closed. To release, you simply lift the clasp and unsnap it from the latch. Many women’s fashion watches use this type of clasp. One of the advantages of most watches with this type of clasp is the adjustability. Normally, these types will have a number of openings, so you will be able to adjust the length of the watch on your wrist.

How to install or remove the buckle?

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