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    Wrist Watch

    September 23rd, 2014

    A wrist watch is a watch worn around the wrist, attached with decorative straps, chains or bracelets. It is the successor of the first portable watch – the pocket watch, which could be carried due to the use of mechanical springs. The wrist watch became popular in the late 16th century, soon after the pocket watch had been invented but at first was barely worn by men owing to its feminine perception. With the beginning of WWI function overpowered form and men began to wear wrist watches. While the pocket watch is rarely used today the wrist watch has stayed popular and is mostly a fashion item and a display of wealth.
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    Pocket Watch

    September 23rd, 2014

    A pocket watch is a watch that is carried in the pocket as opposed to the wrist watch which is worn strapped around the wrist. The pocket watch was the first portable watch and first was invented and used in the 16th century in Europe after spring driven clocks had been invented. A pocket watch is typically attached to a piece of clothing such as the waistcoat, belt or lapel with a decorative chain to prevent it from getting damaged when dropped. Read the rest of this entry
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    Watch

    September 27th, 2013

    A watch is a small portable clock worn attached to the wrist or with a chain in the pocket used to tell the time. The first watches were pocket watches developed as early as the 15th century after the invention of the tension spring replacing the pendulum. The first wrist watch was made in 1812 for the sister of Napoleon Bonaparte but the pocket watch stayed more popular until the 20th century when wrist watches with leather wristbands were used for soldiers and pilots that needed to use their hands. Today pocket watches are barely carried anymore. Wrist watches are attached to the wrist with leather, metal, or synthetic wristbands. Also digital, battery-powered watches have become popular.
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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Wrist Watch?

    September 24th, 2011

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