Wrist Watches – Somebody Must Have Come Up With the Idea, Right?

Wrist Watches – Somebody Must Have Come Up With the Idea, Right?

Wrist Watches – Somebody Must Have Come Up With the Idea, Right?

by November 19, 2012 0 comments

The first ever known wrist watch was invented by a Swiss watch maker named Patek Phillippe somewhere in the late 1800s. A century later we now have watches that don’t just tell you the time but also inform you about the weather, and the most recent ones also allow you to make a call. However, not many are aware of the fact that watches, in the early days were only worn by the ladies. For men, wearing a wrist watch then was as good as wearing a skirt, and this was the only reason why not too many companies were keen on getting into the business.

Wrist WatchUntil the beginning of the 19th century, pocket watches were highly popular, and of course you had those huge pendulum clocks that occupied almost half of the room. As a result there was a need for something that was much smaller and easy to carry along. A pocket watch was definitely a good choice, but getting it out of the pocket every 20 minutes seemed to be quite unnecessary. The pocket watches were soon fitted with a leather strap, which could easily be worn around the wrist.

With wrist watches gaining tremendous popularity, more companies were now ready to take plunge into the business. However the Swiss watch manufacturers seemed to be right on top of the list accounting to over 65 % of the global watch export.

Watches now are a lot more than just a style statement. They are available in a variety of shapes and colours. From watches with stainless-steel dials to those completely plated with gold, and a few that resemble a wall clock or a cartoon character, you can find them all.  Talking about the price, they can cost you anything between Rs. 100 to Rs. 1 crore.

Presently, you have over 1000 manufacturers offering an extensive range of stylish and elegant watches, with touchscreen watches now being added up to the collection. So, when it comes to choosing the right watch, you surely have a good of options at hand.

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