The humble screws on watches
Screws, we can see everywhere, cell phones, computers, door locks, patch panels. Screws are obviously important, the more inconspicuous things tend to work more, and it allows us to use the items that remain intact without loosening. In the watch, the screw is even more important. A watch, from the bracelet, lugs, cases, buckles to the movement, there are at least ten types of screws. They have different shapes and functions in different positions, to make the watch working in order.
In watches, the most common screws are the screws on the bracelet and the screws on the back of the case. These two types of screws are relatively simple. The steel chain is often used on the bracelet, and even screws are not needed. Most of these screws are flat type or cross type, most of them are very small screws, the opening is also very small, need a special small screwdriver to unscrew, otherwise not only It is easy to scratch. Once the nut is damaged, it is difficult to remove it.
Most watches use regular screws, but advanced brands will start using their own screws. Like RICHARD MILLE, AP, HUBOLT, they all have their own special shapes of screws on the bezel, they are not only for looking, but to have the better fixed, and control of quality.
Compared with the appearance of the screws, the watch movement screws, it is more important, after all, the appearance of watches is having a lot more space, and the movement itself is very small, so the space is naturally limited screws of. The screw of the movement is currently used mostly with a flat-shaped screw, because it is simple and applicable, and it takes less space to disassemble. However, simplicity does not mean that it is easy. The screws of the movement also bear some of the aesthetic requirements. Therefore, in a truly advanced watch, the screws are carefully polished to chamfer and polish the screw edges and screw grooves. In view of the fact that the movement screws are very small, their manufacturing precision is required to be very high, and counterfeiting is not cheap.
All in all, without screws, there’s no way to make a watch. The small things have the more important status. Never ever underestimate a screw.