(wrist) watch [noun] [het horloge, de horloges]

"Horloge" is an example of a French word that made it into the Dutch language. Although one might say that it is not very difficult for a word to make it into the Dutch language, French words are abundant and we will see more of them in future DWOTDs.

Although "horloge" in French translates to the more general "clock", in Dutch it translates to wrist watch by default but one can emphasize the wrist if necessary (see ‘Examples’).

1. "Zakhorloge": pocket watch.
2. "Polshorloge": wrist watch.
3. "Horlogemaker": watchmaker, watch repairer/mender.

4. "Hoe laat is het?" – "Sorry, ik heb geen horloge."
("What time is it?" – "I’m sorry, I do not have a watch.")

Related word:
"Klok": clock.

Learn more about watches at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watch .