Small Second Arabic

Knot’s signature Small Second model,
now with an easy-to-read dial
with Arabic numerals.


The CS-36, with its small seconds sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position, has been a firm favorite ever since the company was founded in 2014. In response to customer demand, we have now added a design featuring easy-to-read hour markers with Arabic numerals. The matte-finished case is available in a range of gentle color tones.


The sub-dial positioned at 6 o’clock displays the small seconds. This mechanism has a longer history in watchmaking than central seconds, where all three hands are positioned in the center, and it is easier to read since the hands do not overlap.

This model retains the simple, minimalist design of the CS-36, with Arabic numerals for the hour markers. It utilizes a simple, universal font, making for a highly legible watch face.

The minimalist design of the CS-36 with its bar hour markers makes it an ideal match for formal occasions, while the CS-36 ARABIC with its easy-to-read Arabic numerals is a convenient choice for casual wear. Two versions of the Small Second model – a Knot classic ever since the company’s inception.


The slim, 6.5mm case is comfortable for everyday use has a simple style which can match any strap. Knot uses SUS316L – a high-purity, corrosion-resistant, stainless steel used for medical scalpels – as standard. This material is pleasing to wear even for those with metal allergies, as it produces almost no metal ions.

※This does not exclude the possibility that an allergic reaction could still be experienced by some people.

Sapphire glass crystal is made of the same composition as sapphire gemstone. All Knot watches are created using scratch-resistant sapphire glass which measures 9 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, second only to diamond which is rated 10.


Size Image

Male model with 180mm
wrist circumference

Male model with 160mm
wrist circumference

Female model with 150mm
wrist circumference

Female model with 140mm
wrist circumference

Size is an important aspect when selecting a watch. Measuring 36mm in diameter, the CS-36 may appear a little large on women with slender wrists, or a little small on men with broad wrists. However, it is the perfect size for both men and women with average wrist sizes, and it is the most popular Knot model for couples wishing to purchase a matching pair.
The average adult wrist circumference is 16.8cm for men and 15.4cm for women*. Taller people tend to have larger wrist sizes, even if they are slimmer.

※According to AIST Human Body Dimensions Database 1991-1992.



□ Made in Japan
□ Water resistance: 3 ATM for everyday life
□ Movement: MIYOTA 1L45
□ Average monthly precision: ±20 seconds
□ Size and weight: Diameter 36mm, thickness 6.5mm, lug width 18mm, weight 25g
□ Price: ¥16,500

This watch has a battery-powered quartz movement that requires battery replacement.
Battery capacity varies by model, but for the CS-36 the battery needs to be replaced every 1.5 to 2 years.

  • ・The battery can be replaced at any Knot Gallery Shop in Japan for ¥1,650 (including tax), which also includes replacement of the rubber gasket on the back cover and a water-resistance test.
  • ・In normal periods, the process takes about 15 minutes. However, during busy periods, it may be necessary to wait several hours, or even several days.
  • ・It is also possible for us to replace the battery at the Knot Customer Service Center Repair Desk by mail. Shipping costs will be borne by the customer when the item is sent, and by Knot when it is returned. Alternatively, you can have the battery replaced by your local watch specialist.

TO: Maker's Watch Knot Customer Service Center - Repair Desk
LE LIEN Kichijoji T-3F, 2-15-6 Kichijojihon-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo
180-0004 JAPAN
TEL 0800-555-7010

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