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  1. the case or outer covering for the works of a watch.
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Origin of watchcase

First recorded in 1590–1600; watch + case2
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Examples from the Web for watchcase

Historical Examples of watchcase

  • KnucklesThe rounded parts of a watchcase that form the hinges or joints.

    Time Telling through the Ages

    Harry Chase Brearley

British Dictionary definitions for watchcase


  1. a protective case for a watch, generally of metal such as gold, silver, brass, or gunmetal
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