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 Tiffany-blue Nautilus’s sky-high gavel price also set a new record for a wristwatch sold online. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 14 Dec. 2021 So is a 19th century Breguet created for a Neapolitan queen that is thought to be the first wristwatch ever made. Daniel Miller Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2021 According to Patek Philippe, which produced the first modern wristwatch minute repeater in 1989, a single watchmaker can spend as many as 300 hours assembling one. Tim Barber, Wired, 18 Dec. 2021 The latter sale, which more than quadrupled the pre-sale estimate, set a new wristwatch record for the auction house. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 14 Dec. 2021 This year’s most striking example is the F.P. Journe x Francis Ford Coppola, FFC Blue, a wristwatch that tells time via an automaton in the shape of a blue hand. Carol Besler, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 The lot includes the first-ever Grande & Petite Sonnerie wristwatch in yellow-gold, alongside the Swiss master’s coveted Duality watch in pink gold and a Simplicity reference in platinum. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 26 Aug. 2021 That included her wristwatch, another fashion staple of the franchise. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Oct. 2021 The new model is a special version of a watch the brand released in 2008, which was world’s first mechanical tourbillon wristwatch with stop-seconds. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 14 July 2021

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First Known Use of wristwatch

1896, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2022

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“Wristwatch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wristwatch. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for wristwatch



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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Nglish: Translation of wristwatch for Spanish Speakers


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