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A watch worn on a strap around the wrist.
- ‘Until electronics went high-tech, recreational divers had to calculate their dive and decompression times with wristwatches and universal charts usually designed for military divers.’
- ‘I started collecting vintage watches ever since my grandfather gave me one of his Hamilton vintage wristwatches for my 18th birthday.’
- ‘In our personal lives, timings are crucial also: our lives are run by wristwatches, alarm clocks, the beep-beep-beep of reminders on mobile phones.’
- ‘Casio wants to go one better by putting an MP3 player and a digital camera in a wristwatch.’
- ‘When it came time for the sermon, he watched the minister take off his wristwatch and place it on the pulpit.’
- ‘If you are unable to see the clocks due to poor vision, use a digital wristwatch or a smaller pace clock that can be placed at the end of your lane.’
- ‘They corrected deviations of internal clocks by comparison with radio controlled wristwatches.’
- ‘Their quartz clock was a very large device as compared with today's quartz wristwatches which also use microchip and liquid crystal display technology.’
- ‘Timepieces tracked included staff wristwatches and beepers, wall clocks, bedside and central patient monitors, workstation computers, and clocks on videocassette recorders.’
- ‘He was using a wristwatch with a digital camera function.’
- ‘The physician uses a stopwatch or a wristwatch with a second hand to time this activity.’
- ‘Driving the route at a steady speed and recording the time on a digital stopwatch (as most digital wristwatches have) leaves a simple calculation to get the speed.’
- ‘Since humans are quite good at telling time, the numbers are often missing from commercial wristwatches, and some wristwatches do not even have markings for each hour.’
- ‘Paul tells me all times recorded for the brewing process are taken from the clock, not our wristwatches.’
- ‘She touched a button on her wristwatch starting a countdown timer.’
- ‘Missy glanced at her wristwatch with diamonds outlining the round, white gold face and the snakeskin band.’
- ‘Physicians favored wristwatches over wall clocks for routine situations, but reversed their preference for emergencies.’
- ‘Remember, your digital wristwatch probably has more computing power than those of the space explorers combined!’
- ‘For example, an organized group counterfeiting high-end wristwatches often has the knockoff faces manufactured in one country, the bands in another and the moving parts in a third.’
- ‘For one thing, there are wristwatches, cell phones, digital diaries and calculators that most people carry with them, that have to be protected from rainwater.’
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