Behind the Dial | The Watch Gallery

What is a Ratchet wheel?

- Article by Nish Tej on 13th March, 2018 -
Sat on top of the barrel, the ratchet wheel is attached with a screw to the barrel’s arbor. Then, when a watch is woun... Read More

What Is A Cannon Pinion?

- Article by Nish Tej on 13th March, 2018 -
The Cannon Pinion is at the centre of the motion works. This key piece is what translates the movement of the wheels on ... Read More

What is a watch telemeter?

- Article by Nish Tej on 13th March, 2018 -
A telemeter is a scale on a watch dial that is able to determine distance based on time. With a telemeter scale it is po... Read More

What is a watch amplitude?

- Article by Nish Tej on 13th March, 2018 -
The watch amplitude refers to the degrees of rotation or how big of a swing the balance wheel moves per oscillation. A l... Read More

What is a watch gear train?

- Article by Nish Tej on 1st January, 2018 -
In the most simple terms a gear train is two meshed gears that rotate in opposite directions. [gallery columns="2" si... Read More

What is a Grand Complication?

- Article by Nish Tej on 1st January, 2018 -
To start, it is a good idea to understand what a complication is (hyperlink). From there we can start to determine what ... Read More

What is a watch strap?

- Article by Nish Tej on 1st January, 2018 -
A strap is a key part of any timepiece which holds the watch to the wrist. It can be made up of leather, plastic, rubber... Read More

What is a butterfly clasp?

- Article by Nish Tej on 5th October, 2017 -
Like a butterfly spreading its wings, a butterfly clasp is made of two metal hinges that open to the right and left. The... Read More

What is a minute repeater?

- Article by Nish Tej on 5th October, 2017 -
One of the most complicated parts of a watch (they often use more parts than many tourbillons); a minute repeater sounds... Read More

What is a watch rotor?

- Article by Nish Tej on 5th October, 2017 -
The watch rotor is an oscillating weight that pivots inside a self-winding (automatic) watch. The movement of the wearer... Read More

What Is A Tachymeter?

- Article by Nish Tej on 5th October, 2017 -
A tachymeter is a scale most often found on a watch’s bezel or around the outside of the dial. The scale is a simple w... Read More
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