The Purpose of Jewels in Watches
Jewels are used to reduce friction, increase accuracy, and improve the durability of your watch. Typically, luxury and higher-grade watches use ruby jewelled movements to prolong the life of the watch. Higher-quality watches typically have more jewels.
Types of Watch Jewels
- Impulse/roller jewels
Impulse (roller) jewel:
Typical Jewel Placement in Watches:
Jewels can be placed anywhere the watch components move against each other. Jewel placement can also be asymmetric for the appearance of additional jewels.