In the history of mankind, it is not a modern mind to hang a clock on a wrist to become a watch. In fact, the history of watches can be traced back to the 16th century, when there was evidence that ladies had already put on jewelry on their wrists, or even basic timing devices.
However, for centuries, the decorative meaning of the watch is more than practical. It is generally believed that the watch designed for women around 1880 is debuted, but the latest published file shows that the Queen of Naples (Napoleon’s sister) was as early as 1810. On June 8th, I ordered an oval bracelet timepiece!
From the pocket watch to the evolution of watches, the war has played a very big role in promoting. In the fierce battle, because the soldiers can no longer take out the bulky pocket watch from the pocket, they must wear the wrist strap to wear the wristband so that they can read the time quickly while performing other tasks.
In the early 1880s, The German Imperial Navy listed watches as standard equipment, and the soldiers of the British Empire also began to wear watches in 1885. Obviously, this is the first time a watch has been used for military purposes. During the First World War, the way of wearing wrists during easy reading was greatly sought after. Numerous pocket watches were welded to the wire lugs, put on the cowhide belt, and turned into a watch.
After the First World War, countries realized that portable and easy-to-read is the decisive advantage that watches will replace pocket watches. They began to evaluate and purchase specialized military watches instead of temporarily using the soil method to transform pocket watches into watches.
The British Army set three requirements for Watch, Wrist, and Waterproof, which are “waterproof watches.” Finally, 12 watch manufacturers including Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, and Longines were selected. Such military watches are abbreviated as “W.W.W”, and each of them has a “Broad Arrow” triangular wide arrow mark representing the royal property.