We are able to stroll to the candy vending machine or Orange Julius stand because we have knees. And a watch is able to keep its crystal in place because it has a bezel.
But unlike our knotty and sometimes shabby knees, bezels are often adorned with timing markers, tachymeters, decorative fluting, or are polished mirror-smooth.
In addition to the bezel’s chief purpose of securing the crystal, it strikes a dimension to the watch that instantly places the timepiece into one of several design genres.
Whether engraved, replete with numbers and figures, coin-edged, or smooth as glass…the bezel is an integral part of any watch.
I can’t imagine a watch without some kind of bezel. As I looked over my collection this morning, I realized how much influence the bezel design on each of my watches influenced my decision to buy it.
What bezel design is your favorite and why? Show us your example.
Time dictates my linear path to its bitter end. My watches keep me one step ahead of time...and bring a bit of flavor to my daily duties.