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ANALOGUE

A form of display on a watch that uses traditional hands, as opposed to digital indicators.

ANTI-MAGNETIC

A fortifying feature inside a watch that helps it to become resistant to magnetic interferences and hence, maintain its accuracy. Some watches use an inner case made of soft iron for this feature, while others use specially developed components made of magnetic-resistant alloys and materials.

AUTOMATIC WATCH

A type of mechanical watch that winds itself automatically when worn on the wrist. This is achieved by a weighted rotor that spins and winds up the mainspring with each motion of the wrist. (See also: ‘Mainspring’ and ‘Rotor’.)

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