Timepiece vs Stopwatch - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between timepiece and stopwatch

is that timepiece is any device that measures or registers time; a clock or watch, especially one lacking a chime or other striking mechanism while stopwatch is a timepiece designed to measure the amount of time elapsed from a particular time when activated and when the piece is deactivated.

timepiece

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any device that measures or registers time; a clock or watch, especially one lacking a chime or other striking mechanism.
  • Usage notes

    * Strictly, a timepiece is a timekeeping instrument that lacks a striking mechanism (e.g., a bell, chimes, or gong) to announce the passage of time. One with a striking mechanism is a clock. Although this traditional distinction is overlooked by some, it is commonly noted in dictionaries, glossaries of clock terms, and reference books on clocks, in addition to being widely maintained among knowledgeable collectors, major auction houses, horological museums, and watch manufacturers.

    stopwatch

    Noun

  • A timepiece designed to measure the amount of time elapsed from a particular time when activated and when the piece is deactivated.