from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The casing for the mechanism of a watch.
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- n. The casing that holds the mechanism of a watch
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The outer case for a watch.
- n. Same as watch-pocket.
- n. A sentry-box.
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Same Old Town, Alexandria VA where (D) Gary Condit got caught leaving his watchcase in a dumpster.
Major Miller possessed a large watch that was made, he touchingly claimed, of East Indian gold, yet it was a gold stranger than any Sharpe had ever seen for the outside of the watchcase was rusted orange and its insides tarnished black.
It was now the work of but a minute to attach one of the wires that led from the watchcase disc back of the pile of tires to the oak box with its two storage batteries.
There was nothing displeasing in the exercise of the graver; and as it required no very extraordinary abilities to attain perfection as a watchcase engraver, I hoped to arrive at it.
The inside of a watchcase makes a sufficient mirror, and I make a cup from a kalo leaf.
I glanced about, but there were the familiar objects as usual, as far as the indistinct light allowed me to see, and I made sure by feeling on the wall at the bed's head for my watchcase.
Established in 1860 by Edouard Heuer in Saint-Imier in the Swiss Jura, the company has been responsible for many horological firsts, from patenting a water-resistant watchcase in 1895 to being the first watchmaker to master luxury chronographs with precision of up to 1,000th of a second.
The watchcase is designed like a "temple" in pyramid style.
Jean-François Ruchonnet, working with Marc Alfieri (whose designs have inspired the watchcase of this timepiece), placed his spectacular vertical Cabestan movement in the center of the timepiece.
Jean-François Ruchonnet has added his own touch to the watchcase restyling it by giving it an elegantly curved shape, a single curved crystal, a lateral window at 9 o'clock and a sapphire case back.