By Nick Marmol, Creative Director of PORTERO.com
Bezel: The ring that surrounds the crystal of the watch face. It’s usually made of gold, gold-plate, platinum, or stainless steel.
Bracelet: A metal strip that holds the watch to the wrist. If the strip is made out of leather or rubber it’s called a strap.
Case: The housing of the watch’s movement. They come in many shapes and materials. The most typical is titanium, although gold, silver, and platinum are also used. The case can give the watch an attractive appearance.
Crown: A button on the outside of the case used to wind mechanical watches. Also used to set the time, and set a calendar.
Cyclops: The small lens on the crystal that magnifies the date.
Dial: The watch face, indicating time, such as hours, minutes, and sometimes seconds.
Hand: The indicator that moves over the dial to mark the hour, minute, or second.
Marker: Numbers (Arabic or Roman) or symbols around the dial to indicate the hour.
Strap: A strip of leather or rubber that holds the watch to the wrist. If the strip is made out of metal it’s called a bracelet.Watch pictured: Men’s Rolex Datejust with Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel $3,700