Education – Bezel

May 8th, 2012 | 1 Comment

For novice watch enthusiasts learning all the parts of a watch can be confusing. Let’s take a closer look at one part of the watch, the bezel, to understand its function.

A watch bezel can serve many purposes. Its main function is to hold the glass or crystal face in place. By securing the crystal on the face of the watch, the bezel protects the inner mechanisms of the watch from external elements. Rotating bezels are most often incorporated into diving watches to keep track of time while underwater. Rolex was one of the first brands to incorporate the bezel for diving purposes back in the 1950’s.

Bezels can also be used solely for aesthetic purposes, adding an extra flare to any watch. The bezel was originally used in jewelry making to help set gemstones.

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  2. By jazmin vaughn on Mar 5, 2012

    I always enjoy a nice watch. My frandfather was a jeweler but his specialty was watch repair. Ur watches seem to have the perfect balance between simple pure style and quality!

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