evolution of wrist watches

Timeline created by markproctor1998
  • Mar 4, 1524

    the first pocket watch, created by Peter Henlein in 1524.

    the first pocket watch, created by Peter Henlein in 1524.
  • an old watch from the 1700s

    an old watch from the 1700s
  • In 1868, Patek Philippe invented the first wristwatch, but only as a “lady’s bracelet watch”, intended as jewelry.

  • Not until 1868 was the first wrist watch even created. Constant Girard created a concept of a wrist watch for the naval officers of Germany. German Kaiser Wilhelm I ordered 2,000 watches to be produced. This was the first commercial production of wrist wa

  • It wasn’t till 1904 when the first known design for a man’s wristwatch was produced by French jewel house, Cartier.

  • In 1915, The Rolex Watch Company liked the idea of wrist watches for both men and women and worked for that. Rolex was recognized as a leader in this research and received the first wristwatch Chronometer award given out by the School of Horology in Bienn

  • John Harwood developed a self-winding mechanism he patented in 1923; though a relative new-comer to the watchmaking industry, Rolex began marketing a water-resistant watch, the Oyster, in 1926; Tissot was responsible for an anti-magnetic design in 1929; A

  • at the end of the 20’s, the quartz watch was invented.

  • In the 1970’s, a new breed of watch emerged from Japan. The new watch was no longer set on a mechanical basis, but on a computerized control. It no longer just showed the time but now also knew the date, the day of the week, and even whether a leap year w

  • an old watch

    an old watch
  • now days watches can call people and face time with people ......watches might become the new communication

    now days watches can call people and face time with people ......watches might become the new communication