wrist·​watch | \ ˈrist-ˌwäch How to pronounce wristwatch (audio) \

Definition of wristwatch

: a small watch that is attached to a bracelet or strap and is worn around the wrist

Examples of wristwatch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The groom opted for a dark gray Lanvin suit, a crisp white shirt, gray-blue silk grenadine tie, and a Swiss wristwatch from 1918 that belonged to his great uncle and was a gift from his father. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "The Bride Wore a Vintage Suit for Her Switzerland Elopement," 18 Dec. 2020 Simplicity makes a statement with Breguet’s rose gold Classique 7137 wristwatch. WSJ, "A Holiday Gift Guide for the Person Who Has Everything," 9 Dec. 2020 Sportsmen are tough on gear and working with our hands puts a wristwatch in particular jeopardy. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "3 Things to Look for in a Sport Watch," 11 Nov. 2020 Smart watches are fun and all, but a traditional wristwatch is still a timeless way to complete an outfit. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "50+ amazing gifts that men actually want," 24 Nov. 2020 Just as a phone is no longer solely meant for communication, a wristwatch needn’t be only for telling time. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "3 Things to Look for in a Sport Watch," 11 Nov. 2020 The dudes first had to run a security gauntlet, including a guard operating a drone from his wristwatch. Gale Holland Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Mariachi bands and YouTube celebs: Voting at Dodger Stadium on election day," 3 Nov. 2020 Here, how one MacGyvered wristwatch started it all, and why every serious watch collection should have a Hermès timepiece. Jill Newman, Town & Country, "5 Reasons Why Every Serious Collector Needs a Hermès Watch," 28 Oct. 2020 Their goal is to honor the pocket watch, with a twist – converting it into a wristwatch. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, "Restore, update and enjoy: Yenke Peddler antiques," 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of wristwatch

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wristwatch was in 1896

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23 Dec 2020

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“Wristwatch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wristwatch. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wristwatch

: a watch that you wear on a strap or band around your wrist


wrist·​watch | \ ˈrist-ˌwäch How to pronounce wristwatch (audio) \

Kids Definition of wristwatch

: a watch attached to a bracelet or strap and worn on the wrist

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