wrist·​watch ˈrist-ˌwäch How to pronounce wristwatch (audio)
: 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 idea of a computer in a wristwatch has been a sci-fi trope for almost a century, but Apple managed to make smartwatches not only useful but fashionable. K. Thor Jensen, PCMAG, 13 Sep. 2023 The original Fifty Fathoms was developed with the help of French combat divers who needed a tough, reliable underwater wristwatch, so a piece with luminous dial markings, innovative waterproof construction, and locking rotatable bezel was created. Jeremy White, WIRED, 6 Sep. 2023 Her jewelry—a necklace, hoop earrings, a ring, and a wristwatch—are all yellow gold, while her accessories are a matching firetruck red: Manolo Blahnik shoes, a Ferragamo bag, and cherry nails. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 28 Aug. 2023 The supermodel looked casually stylish in a white strappy minidress paired with a black sweater tied around her waist, plus gold hoop earrings, black shield sunglasses, a black shoulder bag, black Adidas sneakers, a cross pendant necklace, and a silver wristwatch. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 July 2023 Other accessories included a gold wristwatch, a diamond bracelet, and an array of glittering rings. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 Aug. 2023 Created by Louis Cartier in 1904, the Santos was the first modern wristwatch with a bold square silhouette. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 16 Aug. 2023 Williams kept her accessories to a minimum, simply opting for a delicate gold wristwatch from Audemars Piguet. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 Aug. 2023 With a movement measuring just 2.89 mm thick and a case totaling 6.3 mm, the piece, according to Audemars Piguet, is the world’s thinnest automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 23 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wristwatch was in 1896

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“Wristwatch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wristwatch. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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wrist·​watch ˈris-ˌtwäch How to pronounce wristwatch (audio)
: a small watch attached to a bracelet or strap to fasten about the wrist

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