Watches have long played an indispensable role in life, but do we really understand the journey that watches go through, the journey that time chooses. All will be in the article below, summarizing general knowledge about watches.

What is a watch?
First, we need to understand what a watch is? A clock is an instrument commonly used to measure periods of time under one day. The clock was born because of people’s desire to measure and divide specific time, serving life, production, and daily activities.

A clock is a tool for measuring time under a day

But the overview of a watch is not just that, it is a gift of time, it has witnessed and gone through many ups and downs in the history of human development, while still keeping a pulse of longevity. Eternal, upright heart cannot be shaken. It can be said that through watches time becomes visible.

Origin and Development Journey
Before the appearance of clocks, people estimated the time of day by the position of the sun and divided it into morning, noon, and afternoon without precise measurement. The most primitive method that people use to measure time is using a water clock, an hourglass or lighting incense or candles.

Before having a true form, all general understanding of clocks during the Middle Ages was limited to tools such as water clocks, solar clocks… combined with sound signals such as bells.

The primitive forms of clocks were sundials and water clocks

The late 13th to mid-14th centuries marked the development and more frequent appearance of clocks due to beliefs and the need to signal time in churches. The general design of watches at this time were weights combined with gyroscopes that measured time by oscillations.

And it was also the improvements during this period that invisibly shaped the overview of watches later and throughout a period of its continuous development. The appearance of three units of time: hours, minutes, seconds.

The mainspring system was developed in the 15th century. The minute hand appeared in 1475, the second hand appeared in 1560. The year 1653 marked the birth of the pendulum clock. In 1761, the clock reached high accuracy when it only ran wrong by 5 seconds within 10 days.

The watch goes through a long finishing process

It is impossible not to mention that the first wristwatch was given to Queen Elizabeth I in 1571. It took a long time to complete until in 1880, the real wristwatch was created. Launched by Swiss brand Girard-Perregaux.

See more: Overview of men’s watch brand Mondaine

Classification of watches
Getting an overview of watches, going through a journey of development for centuries, the gifts of this time have basically divided and arranged themselves into different categories based on operating principles. Specifically includes:

Quartz battery-powered watch

As the most popular watch line, this product line is characterized by its dependence on the watch’s battery. Because they run on batteries, watches often run accurately, are easy to use, and are also more affordable and easier to own.

Mechanical watch – Hand Winding/ Automatic

The general characteristic of a mechanical watch is the mainspring that creates the energy that makes the movement of the watch. Mechanical watches therefore operate entirely mechanically, protect the environment and have a long life.

Mechanical watches have a long life and operate on mainspring energy

Automatic electronic watch – Autoquartz
The combination of two electronic watch movements and one part of a mechanical watch makes the automatic electronic watch unique. The battery of this watch is rechargeable and therefore there is no need to worry about battery replacement.

Light battery charging watch – Solar/ Eco Drive

Like its name, this watch line operates based on energy from any light source, whether sunlight, natural light or artificial light can be processed through the watch’s processing mechanism. and converted into energy to keep the clock running.

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