from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The casing for the mechanism of a watch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Same Old Town, Alexandria VA where (D) Gary Condit got caught leaving his watchcase in a dumpster.

    Poll: Hillary Up By 12 In Pennsylvania, Obama Catching Up

  • 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.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • 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.

    Guy Garrick

  • 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 Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • The inside of a watchcase makes a sufficient mirror, and I make a cup from a kalo leaf.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • 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.

    The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation A Christmas Story

  • 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. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • 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.


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