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Glossary of watchmaking

Frame

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J.C. Nicolet defines the frame as the chassis inside which all the parts of the watch movement are housed.

A Clock frame comprises Two plates whereas a watch, and in particular wristwatch, frame comprises a plate to which other elements known as "bridges" have been screwed.

The frame of vintage watches comprises two plates joined by four pillars.