Watch FAQs:


Q: Is a watch a small timepiece intended to be carried or worn by a person?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a watch little used by the sterner sex before the war?

A: Yes, but now is seen on the wrist of nearly every man in uniform and of many men in civilian attire.

Q: Are watches rated in atmospheres?

A: Yes, and which are roughly equivalent to bar.

Q: Were watches cheaper to produce besides being more accurate?

A: Yes.

Q: Are watches especially collectible?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a watch worn on the left wrist?

A: Yes, If one is left-handed and wears the watch on the right wrist, one has to remove the watch from the wrist to reset the time or to wind the watch.

Q: Are watches regulated by the ISO 6425 international standard?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a watch one that rewinds the mainspring of a mechanical movement by the natural motions of the wearer's body?

A: Yes.

Q: Are watches designed to run 40 hours on a winding and thus must be wound daily?

A: Yes, but some run for several days and a few have 192-hour mainsprings and are wound weekly.

Q: Are watches designed for everyday life and must be water resistant during exercises such as swimming?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a watch a timepiece that has met an industry standard test for performance under pre-defined conditions: a chronometer is a high quality mechanical or a thermo-compensated movement that has been tested and certified to operate within a certain standard of accuracy by the COSC?

A: Yes, The concepts are different but not mutually exclusive; so a watch can be a chronograph, a chronometer, both, or neither.

Q: Was a watch a mechanical device?

A: Yes, and driven by clockwork, powered by winding a mainspring, and keeping time with an oscillating balance wheel.

Q: Was a watch invented?

A: Yes, and which was powered by a battery and kept time with a vibrating quartz crystal.

Q: Are watches tested in static or still water under 125% of the rated pressure?

A: Yes, and thus a watch with a 200-metre rating will be water resistant if it is stationary and under 250 metres of static water.

Q: Are watches available?

A: Yes, and intended for the blind or visually impaired.

Q: Is a watch rotated so that the hour hand points toward the Sun?

A: Yes, and the point halfway between the hour hand and 12 o'clock will indicate south.

Q: Is a watch equivalent to a 40-metre watch?

A: Yes.

Q: Were watches almost exclusively worn by women?

A: Yes, while men used pocket-watches up until the early 20th century.

Q: Are watches powered by light?

A: Yes.

Q: Are watches worn on the left wrist?

A: Yes, and even if the wearer is left-handed.

Q: Are watches often appreciated as jewelry or as collectible works of art rather than just as timepieces?

A: Yes.

Q: Are watches a type of electronic quartz watch which synchronizes its time with an external time source such as in atomic clocks?

A: Yes, and time signals from GPS navigation satellites, the German DCF77 signal in Europe, WWVB in the US, and others.

Q: Is a watch designed for a person to carry in a pocket?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a watch the invention of a British watch repairer named John Harwood in 1923?

A: Yes.

Q: Are watches normal quartz watches in all other aspects?

A: Yes.

Q: Were watches n't widely worn in pockets until the 17th century?

A: Yes.

Q: Are watches sometimes called diving watches when they are suitable for scuba diving or saturation diving?

A: Yes.

Q: Were watches rendered obsolete when electronic quartz watches were developed?

A: Yes.

Q: Are watches as a substitute for the mainspring?

A: Yes, and to remove the need for winding.

Q: Is a watch the mechanism that measures the passage of time and displays the current time?

A: Yes, Movements may be entirely mechanical, entirely electronic , or they might be a blend of both.

Q: Were watches wound by inserting a separate key into a hole in the back of the watch and turning it?

A: Yes.

Q: Are watches considered by some to be acceptable for such attire?

A: Yes.

Q: Are watches powered by the movement of the wearer?

A: Yes.

Q: Were watches first worn by military men towards the end of the 19th century?

A: Yes, when the importance of synchronizing manoeuvres during war, without potentially revealing the plan to the enemy through signalling, was increasingly recognized.

Q: Were watches very expensive and out of reach to the common consumer until 1975?

A: Yes, when Texas Instruments started to mass-produce LED watches inside a plastic case.

Q: Is a watch being worn on the right wrist?

A: Yes.

Q: Are watches designed to leave the mechanism visible for aesthetic purposes?

A: Yes.

Q: Are watches less accurate?

A: Yes, and often with errors of seconds per day, and they are sensitive to position, temperature and magnetism.

Q: Are watches preferred to avoid this awkwardness?

A: Yes, but talking watches are preferred for those who are not confident in their ability to read a tactile watch reliably.

Q: Are watches 50 to 1?

A: Yes, The first successful self-winding system was invented by John Harwood in 1923.

Q: Is a watch designed to be worn on a wrist?

A: Yes, and attached by a watch strap or other type of bracelet.

Q: Was a watch a revolutionary improvement in watch technology?

A: Yes.

Q: Were watches tested for durability and precision under extreme temperature changes and vibrations?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a watch regularly exposed to fairly strong light?

A: Yes, and it never needs battery replacement.