Welcome to Behind the Dial

The world of watches can be a strange and mystifying land to the uninitiated. With technical jargon and very particular terminology, it can be difficult to know your chronograph from your calendar, your moon phase from your minute repeater. Enter Behind the Dial, a new section on TheWatchGallery.com, dedicated to answering your every question, no matter how big or small, technical or basic.

What’s the difference between a quartz or an automatic watch? Where would you find a crown or a bezel? Illustrated for easy understanding, Behind the Dial will continually be updated to answer your questions, giving you the ultimate watch 101. Written with guidance of our resident team of watch experts, the Behind the Dial section can be found via the Editorial home page  or by following the link here.