Piece Time – Distinctive Watch Parts, Chapter 3: Crowns and Push-Pieces

A watch’s design is the sum of its so-called “appearance parts:” hands, dial, crown, bracelet, et cetera. In this third chapter in our series on the distinctive parts of watches, we put the spotlight on the different types of crowns and push-pieces. To many, these two components alone may suffice to classify a watch as elegant or sporty. In some instances, they pinpoint it more specifically, as a pilots’ watch, for example, or a dive watch.

Click through the gallery below to see popular types of crowns and push-pieces used in today’s watches. How many do you recognize?


Next week: Bracelets. Click here for last week’s chapter on the various styles of dials. 

If you’d like to learn more about the visual elements of watches, and other important aspects of watch design, download our Design Special 2017 from the WatchTime Shop.

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  1. Sylvio F. Bertoli

    Very interesting article summarizing the types of crowns and Push-Pieces.

  2. Michael Young

    I have deep desire to all I can about watches. I think this information will be in my future career in watch making.

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