Case (watchmaking)

The case is the main protection of the watch. It customizes each watch model.


The case is composed of the caseband , the main part (central part) of the case, containing the movement / dial / needle assembly , to which are fixed:

  • The tube and crown assembly allowing the reassembly and setting to the time;
  • The bezel (if any);
  • Ice or watch glass;
  • the bottom ;
  • Sealing gaskets;
  • The horns or, as the case may be, the handles: to which are fixed on both sides of the case the two parts of the bracelet, by bars or a rod

  • The circle and the flanges, to which is fixed the movement and dial assembly.

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