BEZEL READING 101

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BEZEL READING 101

Post by koimaster » August 5th 2021, 8:17pm

When you own a complicated watch that features different scales and functions around the bezel, knowing what they are and how they work is essential. Sure, not everyone wearing these watches are going to be using the functions in daily life but you should at least know how to use it and what it’s for (if for nothing more than showing it off).
Most Common Bezel Functions

Bezels have been designed to time races, count down to the start of races, take a pulse, calculate remaining fuel or even how to create trajectory adjustments (like the Speedmaster and Apollo 13).

Count-Up Bezel

A count up bezel is most commonly found on a dive watch. The scale goes from zero to 60 around the bezel, aligning with the minutes in an hour. Typically, the first 15 to 20 minutes are marked in one minute increments while the rest of the bezel is marked in five minute markers. These bezels are uni-directional counter clockwise to avoid running out of air during a dive. If you accidentally bump the bezel during a dive, you will have less time meaning more air remaining in your tank.



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