Analogue watch: Definition and origins

Analog display

In the world of watchmaking, the time can be displayed in different ways. The analog time display in horology has been the most widely used display for several centuries. The other type of display commonly used in watchmaking is the alphanumeric or digital display. Moreover, the analog display can be accompanied by an alphanumeric or digital display which, in turn, gives indications of time by means of a number or letter window. VSome timepieces use the analog and alphanumeric display. In this article we will see in more detail what an analog watch is.

  1. Definition of analog watch
  2. Etymological origin of the word Analog

  3. Watches with digital display

  4. Charlie Paris analogue watches

 

1. Definition of analog watch

A watch is considered to be an analog watch in horology when it indicates the time by moving the hands on a dial. The dial is usually dressed in numbers and indexes, which allows the user to read the time on their watch easily.

 

2. Etymological origin of the word Analog

Analogy comes from the Greek analogia which means that something is proportional or resembling another although these two things are distinct. So, analogy is a thought process through which we relate 2 things or two objects of different nature. In the case of an analog watch, we do associate 2 elements of a different nature. The tip of the needles is associated with the number or index that the needles point to. We associate a direction with a number or an index, which is why we speak of an analog watch. Analogue watches have been around for all time and are still the most popular watches on the market today.

 

3. Watches with digital display

Born around 1975, the digital or alphanumeric display is the other type of display that currently exists on watches. In this specific case, no analogy, the time is written directly on the dial using light-emitting diodes, or even liquid crystals, and can be read at a glance.

 

4. Charlie Paris analog watches

All of our Charlie Paris watches are analog watches because we appreciate the design, elegance and complexity of the movements of which they are made. Our mission is to offer you watches that are both sober and remarkable, with excellent value for money and aresponsible manufacturing. Our watches are"Made in France" because they are drawn, designed and assembled in France with high quality components. We offer French watches formenand forwomenwith different waterproofness levels and with quartz movements orautomatic



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