watch·case | \ˈwäch-ˌkās, ˈwȯch-\

Definition of watchcase 

: the outside metal covering of a watch

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A Bulova watchcase factory, shuttered in 1981, has been repurposed as condominiums and townhouses. Jan Benzel, New York Times, "Sag Harbor, N.Y.: Celebrities and Small-Town Aura," 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of watchcase

1671, in the meaning defined above

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