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|English to English translations [Non-PRO]|
|English term or phrase: casual watches, outdoor watches|
|There is a classification of watches: some of them are clear, but as for above mentioned I would like to know what is exactly meant for "casual watches" and for "outdoor watches".|
Thanks in advance,
|English translation:I would say|
that casual watches are termed thus to differentiate them from 'formal' or 'dress' watches - rather an old-fashioned concept, but one which makes sense here. I would imagine they are 'fun' watches, or anything that differs from elegant, traditional watches which are almost regarded as items of jewellery. they would certainly include the Swatch brand mentioned above.
'outdoor' watches i take to mean big rugged, waterproof, shatterproof, everything-proof watches.
hope this helps!
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sports watches and Swatches (tm)
Along with the chinos explosion of the 80s and fitness revolution of the 70s came watches to match. Runners' watches had stop and lap functions, divers' watches had depth guages, etc. It became acceptable to wear some of these watches in less formal work environments, for which they also came in more colors and shapes (i.e. the Swatches brand).