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Clock Dials

Everything You Need to Know About Watch Faces

The clock is considered one of humanity's greatest discoveries, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality. Even in lifestyles where every aspect of life is digitalized and continues virtually simultaneously, automatic or analog watches have an important place. So much so that wearable technology products used as smart watches are designed to represent classic watch dials, so even when using smart watches, eye-pleasing, aesthetically strong and specially designed dials can be preferred. Since the dial is one of the most important visual and technical components of the watch, it can be designed in different ways depending on some design trends, taste and passion for image. Users' preferences for feminine, masculine or unisex and digital dials may vary depending on the aesthetic design. In some special cases, watch preferences may vary depending on the attractive features and aesthetic fascination of watch dials.

Dial Types and Features

Even though the watch is widely produced and sold as a commercial product today, it is essentially a status indicator. Among the watch types, women's and men's watches and unisex watches have a purpose beyond being used to show time and time. The quality and fullness of technical details, especially the dial color and workmanship on the dial, allow wristwatches to be considered as unique works of art. Although the dial engraving and color diversity of the dials are aesthetically impressive, dial engraving and practicing this art is a very difficult process and requires experience. While there are dial designs that include the own brand design of well-established watch brands, there are also dial raw materials that are identified with some brands. Accordingly, different engravings using precious stones on brass or enamel surfaces can be among the dial options for women's wristwatches, depending on the design taste. For men's models, a self-waving brass or enamel dial design can be used, which generally shows a minimal and prestigious design. As for dial colors, a choice of dial color can be made in a way that creates design integrity with the hour, minute hands, numerals and technical parts without damaging the surface structure of the dials.

Classic Dials

Considering watch dials, many changes have occurred since the emergence and development of wristwatches until today. Dial types that have an impact on watch types can be considered both with contemporary and modern lines and as classic dial models. The features of classic dials can be seen in finely crafted designs on certain dial material surfaces, or they can be seen with the use of a flat dial surface, which has now become a brand and symbol. The dial is actually a surface on which the watch displays its basic movements, as it is the surface that hosts the placement of hour numerals and the basic movements of the hour and minute hands. Therefore, the dial surface is the visible face of the watch. Classic dials generally have a design integrity that defies time and incorporates the unique design and craftsmanship of watch brands. Materials such as enamel, gilded enamel or brass, gold or copper and silver pieces, mother-of-pearl and similar stone surfaces, and meteorite can be used in classical watch dials. When choosing men's wristwatch dials, classic watch dials can generally be preferred.

Digital Dials

The point that technology has reached today is undeniable. Smart watches, one of the latest breakthroughs in wearable technology, are today produced as women's watches and men's watches, as well as specially produced for children. Before smart watches, there were actually digital watches in the watch field. Digital watches, which work on the principle of a basic digital machine and have a simple lighting mechanism, have risen to a completely different level with smart watches today. While the features of smart watches are increasing day by day, they are also improving in terms of design and dial features. The operating system and application features of smart watches enable the use of many new dials in the visual interfaces of watches. In this case, smart watches can be used as a classic women's wristwatch or a men's watch, thanks to their different dial design options, and they can also be used with a fully digital dial. Thanks to the design success of digital dials, most of the designs on the dial of the smart watch offer a unique appearance of quality like an analog wristwatch.