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

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Detroit’s new Shinola Hotel even inverted the bed-and-browse concept by opening a whole hotel inspired by the Motor City wristwatch, electronics and leather goods brand. Jennifer Barger, Washington Post, "At hotel gift shops, local artisans’ wares replace kitschy keychains and T-shirts," 21 June 2019 The Panther can first be spotted in a Cartier wristwatch from 1914, when its signature pattern appeared in diamond and ebony. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How the Cartier Panther Became a Jewelry Icon," 20 Mar. 2019 Fossil’s wristwatch style takes on smartwatch functionality in the new Sport Touchscreen Smartwatch. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "PM Approved: Fossil Sport Touchscreen Smartwatch," 14 Nov. 2018 The 18-karat wristwatch features a square silhouette, black band and roman numerals. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian Reportedly Bought Jackie Kennedy's Watch for $380,000," 23 June 2017 The sisters would enter Germany plainly dressed, without so much as a wristwatch, then travel home by a different route—only now wearing the jewelry and furs of the Jews who wanted to flee Germany. Julia Boyd, WSJ, "Five Best: Julia Boyd on Memoirs About Nazi Germany," 30 Aug. 2018 The most expensive wristwatch ever sold was another Rolex Daytona that belonged to Paul Newman, which sold at auction last year for $17.8 million. Emily Price, Fortune, "One-of-a-Kind Rolex Sells For $5.9 Million," 9 May 2018 Getting into the complicated wristwatch game is not for the faint of heart. Cara Barrett, Town & Country, "The Newest Trend in Serious Watch Collecting? Women," 21 Sep. 2018 Shoppers tend to forgo big-ticket purchases such as $100,000 Vacheron Constantin wristwatches before handbags, meaning the Swiss group will be hit first in a downturn. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Cartier Owner Takes Shine Off China’s Luxury Boom," 9 Nov. 2018

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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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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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