23 Jul History of luxury watches : from pocket to wrist
With over 600 years of presence in our lives, clocks can be regarded as one of the oldest devices that were created by our ancestors in the birthplace of modern civilization – Babylon. By giving us the means to track time, build schedules and control the flow of our daily routine, clocks managed to forge the look modern civilization that we are living today.
Today most people are familiar with pocket watches in at least a passing fashion; they know they exist, but today the use of a pocket watch is rather rare. In fact the pocket watch has existed since at least the early 1500’s, a fact that would surprise most non-watch nerds.
Modern watches are made in both analogue mechanical form and in digital form, and can be found almost everywhere you look.
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There is beauty in the manufacturing and mechanical innovation of these luxury watches that people are drawn to. This is seen in the watch world of vintage collectors, who strive to find classic watches made before the push of technology. These new technologies seen today will help the imagination explore unforeseen paths in watchmaking and beyond.