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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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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Wrist Watch?

    September 24th, 2011

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