The history of watches
When did human beings have the concept of "time"? Next, let me take you to explore the long history of watches.
The ancient ancestors of mankind were the first to know the passage of time from changes in light. About 6,000 years ago, the "clock" entered the stage of human history for the first time: the sundial was born in the kingdom of Babylon. The ancients used sundials to keep track of the time according to the length and orientation of the sun's shadow. 4,000 years ago, the hourglass came out, allowing people to know the time day and night.The emergence of clocks and clocks is a matter after the middle of the thirteenth century.
The early mechanical clock appeared in northern Italy and South Germany around 1270. It was powered by a scale hammer and sounded the attached clock every hour to automatically tell the time.
In 1336, the first public clock was installed in a church in Milan. In the next half century, the clock spread to European countries, and churches in France, Germany and Italy built bell towers one after another. Soon, clockwork technology was invented, and the size of the clock was greatly reduced.
In 1510, a German locksmith made the first pocket watch. At that time, the production of clocks seemed to be limited to the sideline business of locksmiths. It was not until later that the requirements for the precision of clocks became higher and higher, and the skills of clocks became more and more complex, and professional clockmakers appeared.
In 1806, a watch specially made by Napoleon's wife-Queen Joppin for the princess is the earliest record of a watch known so far. This is a watch that pays attention to decoration and is made into a bracelet.At that time, men regarded pocket watches as a symbol of identity and status, while watches were regarded as female accessories
In 1885, the German Navy ordered a large number of watches from Swiss watchmakers. The practicality of watches was recognized by the world and gradually became popular.
Early 19th century, WILSDORF & DAVIS, the predecessor of ROLEX (Rolex), launched silver gentleman's watch and lady's watch, which was a great success and led various watch manufacturers to compete to develop watches.
Switzerland, which was famous for its pocket watch skills in the past, also took the lead in watch production. ROLEX developed a completely waterproof watch "ROLEXOYSTER" in 1926, and in 1931 took the lead in bringing the self-winding watch "OYSTERPERPETUAL" to the market. .
Longines is also unwilling to be outdone. The precision aviation clock developed by Longines is famous for flying across the Atlantic with American Aviator Lindbergh.
In 1992, the watch "CHRONOGRAPH" with stopwatch function was launched, and on this basis, the precision watch "CHRONOMETER" for flight was developed the following year.
Quartz Electronic Watch
At the end of the 1960s, a new page in the history of mechanical watches was opened: in 1969, the Japanese Seiko Watch Company developed the world's first quartz electronic watch, and the daily error reduced to less than 0.2 seconds.
Digital Display Watch
In 1972, the Hamilton company of the United States invented the digital display watch, and the motor and gear disappeared from the watch.
New technologies in watch manufacturing emerge one after another, but mechanical watches have not died. Although the output has decreased greatly, the manufacturing technology has been preserved. In particular, Swiss watch manufacturers still have a special preference for manipulator expression when quartz watches dominate today. They adhere to the production of high-end mechanical watches and continuously export them to all parts of the world.
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