Primitive Watches prior to 1600, included, the sundial as first mentioned in ancient records as of 742B.C. although, more than likely it had been in use before then, as a measure of keeping a watch on time.
In A.D. 330, Sand glasses or hourglasses were used for keeping a watch on time.
The first escapement, which is a gear train, empowered by springs and weights, to provide the moving energy, which controls the swinging motion of a pendulum, was mechanized in 1000. A locksmith of Nurenberg, Peter Henlein invented the Mainspring in 1500, and in 1511, he invented the first portable clock, as well as creating the first pocket watch. The properties of the pendulum were realized by Galileo in 1581, and then eighty years later Christiaan Huygens embraced Galileoís working concept and began applying the pendulum method into clocks for the measurement time. From 1600 into 1675 holds the honor of The Age of Decorations, when watches began to be birthed as a jewelry pieces. In Paris, Breguet invented the hairspring mechanism in 1780. The 1900ís dawns the horizon with the first wristwatches. Read More
There are watches with calendars, which display the day date, watches, which display the date and day of the week, and full calendar watches, which display the date, day of the week, and month. Read More
Watches require the equivalent quantity of attentiveness as fine jewelry. Fine watches are highly developed and meticulous pieces of machinery; the value of a watch often indicates the expert artisanship required of creating such a delicate instrument of time keeping. In order to obtain the most appropriate service from your watch you should abide by a few simple guidelines in the care and cleaning of your watch. Read More