What is the meaning of sub-dials on a Wrist Watch?

Many wristwatches have additional sub-dials, but people do not know its meaning. One may feel that a few sub-dials have no sense; let’s explore the truth.

Dials for Decoration

They are only there to make your wristwatch look attractive! Some sub-dials are there to make the watch all classy and show-full! Some useless sub-dials are for catching attraction and making the eye look impressive.

Fake Dials

Some wristwatches have fake sub-dials that are merely glued, while some watches have inappropriate sub-dials: their reading and marking are incorrect. 

Dial for Date and Day

Yet some sub-dials hold meaning. They are pretty handy! They can indicate valuable data and information.

Some sub-dials indicate what day of the week it is, what the current month the current date is, and even they can specify the lunar dates. Some sub-dials shall indicate day and night as well.

These sub-dials are there to make your wristwatch look fancy and classy but are also handy and valuable!

StopWatch Dial

A sweeping hand is used to indicate seconds, while a sub-dial is used to register minutes in a reliable chronograph wristwatch. A clock is one of the types of watch that functions as a stopwatch and a display watch. 

  • The original quartz-modeled wristwatch uses a sub-dial to indicate a tenth of a second! 
  • A sub-dial with markings 20, 40, and 60 shall reveal seconds or minutes.
  • The markings 10, 20, and 30 are meant to register 30 minutes for a stopwatch.
  • A 3, 6, 9, and 12 markings indicate hours!

However, if you are more interested in knowing about the sub-dials of your watch, view its articles and go through a watch magazine! Different companies use different sub-dials for various purposes.

Once you have gained enough knowledge, you can utilize the functions of the valuable sub-dials. You will be amazed to know that some sub-dials are meaningless and fake!

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