The Invention of Watches

Timeline created by hollybelly
  • Jan 1, 1485

    Sketch of a watch

    This was when the first ever sketch was made by leonardo Da Vinci. Not exact date. but right year.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1485 to

    What watches were and are like now.

    i will tell you when the first watch is made and how it has changed over these years.
  • Jan 1, 1517

    Smaller wrist watches

    Watchmakers construct smaller wrist watches due to the invention of the mainspring. not exact date.but right year.
  • Jan 1, 1524

    pocket watch

    German locksmith Peter Henlein invents the first pocket watch. Not exact date. but right year.
  • Jan 1, 1544

    the finding of the clockmakers

    The first watch and clockmakers guild is founded in Paris. not exact date.but right year.
  • Jan 1, 1554

    The official swiss watchmaker.

    French Thomas Bayard becomes the first official Swiss watchmaker. Not exact date. but right year.
  • Jan 1, 1565

    The finding of german clockmakers

    The German watch and clockmakers guild is founded in Nuremberg, Germany. not exact date. but right year.
  • Jan 1, 1582

    Presenting new matchmaking techniques.

    Italian Jesuit priest Matteo Ricci presents watchmaking techniques to the Emperor of China in the Portuguese trading post Macau in Southern China. not exact date. but right year.
  • Adding jewels to watches

    Watches with decorated cases and religious ornaments are popular jewellery pieces. not exact date.but right year.
  • The Genevan Co. of watchmaking is found

    The Swiss guild of watch and clockmakers, the Genevan Corporation of Watchmakers is founded. not exact date.but right year.
  • Enamel painting techniques for decoration are formed

    French Jean Toutin develops the enamel painting technique for decorating dials and cases. not exact date.but right year.
  • The discovery of a fusee in the watch

    The spirally grooved, conical pulley and chain arrangement for counteracting the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring, called a fusee, is used in watches. not exact date.but right year.
  • Balance spring is invented for accuracy with time.

    English polymath Robert Hooke invents the balance spring or hairspring to keep time with reasonable accuracy. not exact date.but right year.
  • Invention of the spiral balance spring

    Dutch physicist Christian Huygens invents the spiral balance spring, a winding mechanism to regulate the force that drives the timekeeping mechanism of a clock, called the remontoire. not exact date.but right year.
  • hors and hours

    English horologist Daniel Quare invents a repeating pocket watch mechanism that sounds quarter hours and the hours. not exact date.but right year.
  • patenting mechanism

    English horologist Edward Barlow patents his mechanism for pulling and repeating pocket watches and clocks. not exact date.but right year.
  • analog and digital

    Seiko is the official timekeeper of the World Athletics Championships in Italy.
    Tissot presents a wristwatch with both analog and digital displays.
    Investcorp buys the Breguet brand from Chaumet Jewelers. not exact date.but right year.
  • minute Hour hand

    Audemars creates a limited edition of the Jumping Hour Minute Repeater.
    not exact date.but right year.