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Parts of clocks and watches

crystal

noun

the piece of glass or plastic that protects the face of a clock or watch

dial

noun

the part of a clock or watch that is round and has hands that move to show you the time

face

noun

the front of a clock, where the numbers are

fob

noun

a small chain that connects a fob watch to your clothing

hand

noun

the hands on a clock are the long parts that move round and show the time

hour hand

noun

the thing that points to the hour on a clock or watch. The thing that points to the minute is called the minute hand, and the thing that points to the seconds is called the second hand.

LCD

noun

liquid crystal display: a thin screen on a piece of electronic equipment such as a calculator, a clock, or a computer that shows the time or other information

LED

noun

light-emitting diode: a piece of electronic equipment that produces light and is used especially in computer screens, digital watches, and calculators

minute hand

noun

the moving part on a clock or watch that points to the number of minutes past the hour

movement

noun

the moving parts of a clock or watch

pendulum

noun

a long thin bar with a weight at the lower end that swings from side to side, usually in order to keep a clock working

quartz

noun

a hard shiny stone often used inside electronic equipment and watches

second hand

noun

the hand on some watches and clocks that moves quickly, showing the seconds

watchstrap

noun

a piece of plastic, leather, or cloth used for holding a watch on your wrist

wristband

noun

the leather or plastic part of a wristwatch that goes around your wrist

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