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Analog watch : Definition and origins

In the world of watchmaking, the time can be displayed in different ways and the analog time display is the most commonly used. A watch is considered "analog" in watchmaking when it indicates the time using the movement of hands on a dial. The dial is usually dressed with numbers and indexes, which allows the user to read the time on his watch easily. 

Etymological origin of the word Analog: Analogy comes from the Greek analogia which means that something is proportional or similar to another although they are distinct.  Thus, analogy is a thought process through which we relate two things or two objects of different nature. In the case of an analog watch, we associate 2 elements of different nature. The tip of the hands is associated with the number or index that the hands point to. We associate a direction with a number or an index, that's why we speak about analog watch. Analog watches have always existed and are still the most common watches on the market today. 

All our Charlie Paris watches are analog watches because we appreciate the elegance of hands on a dial. We offer analog watches for men and analog watches for women since 2014 entirely designed and assembled in France.