Amazing facts about watches

Amazing facts about watches

If you are the kind of person who likes to learn new facts everyday or have a particular interest in watches then here are some amazing facts about watches you may or may not have known.

Amazing facts about watches

  1. Wristwatches were actually first designed for women as at the time they were created it was the fashion for men to have a pocket watch. The first women to wear a wrist watch was in fact Elizabeth I, which was gifted to her by Robert Dudley. It became fashionable for men to start wearing wristwatches at the start of the first world war.

  2. Rolex was created as a brand in 1905 however it was not in Switzerland it was in fact in Great Britain in London.

  3. In the James Bond movies Sean Connery wears a Rolex Submariner while Daniel Craig wears an Omega watch. In the Bourne Ultimatum, Matt Damon wears a TAG Heuer watch. However, the self-claimed watch brand of the movies is Hamilton – they seems to appear in 151 movies from The Frogmen in 1951 (Robert Wagner – Frogman) to Interstellar in 2014 (Matthew McConaughey - Khaki Pilot Day Date; Jessica Chastain and Mackenzie Foy - Custom Murph Watch).

  4. The first record of time dates back to 2000 BC, and it was the same way in which we measure time now, in segments of 60.

  5. The pocket watch became popular in the 16th century. Originally they only had one hand showing the passing of hours – a hand measuring minutes was introduced in the 17th century.

  6. The most expensive watch ever sold at auction is Paul Newman’s rolex which was sold for $17.8million.

  7. The Omega Speedmaster was a favorite accessory in space! NASA astronauts wore the watch on their mission to the Moon (7 Apollo astronauts), and both American and Russian astronauts wore it for the first craft meeting of Apollo-Soyuz.

  8. Also known as a magnifying lens, the Cyclops eye is incorporated into the watch crystal and lies above the date window to make viewing the date easier. The concept was conceived of in the early 1950s and often, today, is used to magnify other information on a watch.

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