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Making a Tool Watch: A Basic Guide to ISO, DIN, and Related Industry Standards
Sometimes, the design of a watch is somewhat arbitrary, and left to the whims of whoever is in charge of finalizing a watch’s look and feel. But in the realm of serious tool watches, everything you interact with on the watch has a purpose, and the watch may have to meet certain technical standards to be properly classified as a pilot’s watch, for example. In this week’s Watches, Stories, and Gear, we’re bringing you a story originally published nearly two years ago, in which contributor Oren Hartov takes us through the ins and outs of how tool watches get certified by the various standards organizations that control such things. It’s a good reminder that there’s a reason your watch has a particular resistance against magnetism, and why that running seconds hand could actually save your life.