Selling watches requires you to find a dependable distributor or wholesaler that has what you need at prices you can afford. When your company works with or buys from watch distributors and wholesalers, you may be confronted with terms that you may not understand. For people who are new to the watch business this can be confusing and discouraging. Once you understand what these words or phrases mean, you will be able to find wholesalers and distributors that have what your customers are looking for.
Chronographs are watches that keep time and can be used as a stopwatch and in other ways. A chronograph has a main watch dial and several subdials. A scale is also included in the chronograph so that measurements can be read.
Cuff bangle watch
A cuff bangle watch is a watch that encircles the wrist with an extra wide band. It has ornate jewels or trinkets on it. The majority of cuff bangle watches are designed for women.
An analog watch is a watch that displays the time using hands and clockwork in the watch. Analog watches can have an hour and a minute hand or they can have an hour, minute and second hand.
Bling is an urban slang term also called bling-bling. This term refers to gold, diamond or diamond-esque jewelry. Bling watches are embellished with flashy jewels and are meant to be noticed.
A bezel is the rim around the top of a watch that holds the crystals and watch face intact. A bezel can be fixed in place or it can rotate. A bezel can often be moved to mark a specific time.
Deployment buckle or clasp
A deployment buckle or clasp is a watch clasp with two to three pieces inside the locking element. These locking pieces fold inward to lock the watch in place.