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Flinqué – The use of engraving on the surface of a watch, then covered with enamel to form a decorative surface.

Flyback hand: A seconds hand on a chronograph that can be used to time laps or to determine finishing times for several competitors in a race. Start the chronograph, putting both the fly back hand and the regular chronograph seconds hand in motion. To record a lap time or finishing time, stop the fly back hand. After recording time, push a button till the hand “flies back” to catch up with the constantly moving elapsed-time hand. Repeat the process to record as many lap times or finishing times as needed.

Fluted – A surface of a watch, eg dials or face carrying thin parallel grooves.

Full Rotor Automatic – watch movement which allows for the complete revolution of the winding rotor.

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