Skeleton Watch

A skeleton watch is a mechanical watch (although occasionally quartz), in which all of the moving parts are visible through either the front of the watch, the back of the watch or a small cut outlining the dial.

True 'skeletonization' also includes the trimming away of any non-essential metal on the bridge, plate, wheel train or any other mechanical part of the watch, leaving only a minimalist 'bare' skeleton of the movement required for functionality. Often, the remaining thinned movement is decorated with engraving. This can be with or without a dial face that allows the user to see through to the movement.

Some makers of mechanical skeleton watches and models include:

  • Invicta watch
  • Patek Philippe Skeleton
  • Stauer 1779 and 1901 Skeleton
  • Festina
  • Fossil Twist
  • Swatch
  • DEPA Skeleton movements
  • Orkina Skeleton
  • Breguet
  • Akribos
  • Chenevard
  • Stührling Original
  • Corum
  • Kudoke
  • Kenneth Cole
  • Tissot Le Locle
  • Armitron
  • Orion Skeleton
  • Sacom
  • Eterna
  • Oris
  • Seiko
  • Rougois
  • Sea-Gull
  • Tao International
  • Rotary Skeleton
  • Yves Camani

Famous quotes containing the words watch and/or skeleton:

    To watch another carrying a load requires no exertion.
    Chinese proverb.

    The Queen has lands and gold, Mother
    The Queen has lands and gold,
    While you are forced to your empty breast
    A skeleton Babe to hold
    Amelia Edwards (1831–1892)