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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:00 pm
by Stevenloan
Hi everybody! What are the separate terms for these three kinds of watch? For example : for the first link, can I say "It's a watch with Roman numerals"?

1. ... SJ12PWFP8R

2. ... black-band

3. ... 93165.html

Thanks a lot!


Re: Watches

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:42 pm
by trolley
Your sentence regarding the first example is correct. I am not aware of any specific name that differentiates a watch displaying Roman numerals from one that displays Arabic ("regular") numbers. There are, however two different watches in your three examples that do have specific names. #1 and #3 are both analog watches. The time is determined by the position of the rotating hands. #2 is a digital watch, where the time is displayed as a group of numbers. In my early years, before the digital age, there were also two types of watches...wrist watches and pocket watches.

Re: Watches

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:23 am
by Wizard of Oz
Steve the one thing I would add to trolley's answer is in regard to the second watch. In Aus this would be referred to as a sports watch due to the multiple functions available, viz stopwatch, countdown, multiple time zone, deep waterproof etc. As an aside this is the exact watch I had when I used to referee Rugby as it allowed me to cover all parts of the game that required timing.

WoZ on time

Re: Watches

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:25 pm
by Stevenloan
trolley and WoZ: Thank you guys so so much.