For centuries, those who wore them used the clock as a symbol of status. Their accuracy, elegance and comfort are just some of the features that watches represent. They are often bought for their aesthetic appearance. At other times they are purchased by correcting their technical properties, such as last minute or even millisecond. This is why watches can collect so much that sometimes they can cost a lot of money.
Whether you add new high-precision watches or come from a bygone era, the fact is that over the years this hobby has grown into a high-turnover business. Adding watches is considered a good way to invest in many circles.
At the beginning of the last century, watches available to men or women were first pocket watches, and later watches with a pendant attached to the lining of jackets or corsets. With the advancement of war, industrialization and the advancement of sports activities, we brought new trends that extended not only to the way we dressed but also to the way we wore our watches.
Nanny, who made watches in the late 19th century, is said to have placed a watch on her wrist with a silk ribbon. The first watches made were, of course, small pocket watches with a leather strap. After the product came on the market, it started producing new designs based on this concept.
Louis Cartier was the first to invent the kind of watch we see today when he designed a watch for a flying pioneer hero named Santos Dumont. In 1911, this watch went on sale. That watch has become a blueprint for what watches look like to this day.
Before long, the wristwatch design began to diversify, moving away from the classic round shape of fashion. Other watch brands from the classic Cartier wristwatch were characterized by their shape. Movado is a great example of this new design when it launches the “Polyplan” shaped watch. The famous and cryptographic code “Reference Clock No. 1593” by Patek Philippe is a rectangular clock.
Since 1913, more and more watches have been produced in every shape and design. From Patek Philippe’s “Gondola” clock to Louis Cartiers’ “Tank”; It was so named because it was inspired by the shape of English armored vehicles at the time. These are in high demand for watches. There were a large number of other watchmakers, such as Oradea Piguet and Wacheron Constantine, who created many other designs with Pattek Philippe and Cartier, adding other features to the clocks, such as the phases of the moon, the month and the day. Now found in modern watches.
Of course, not to mention the most popular wristwatch: the Rolex watch. Rolex watches entered the world in the 1920s, when the beautiful Rolex Prins and its revolutionary “dual-time” function became known for having a “second division” rather than a minute. At the same time, Jaeger Lee Coultre produced an even more advanced piece called the “Reverse”, which was so revolutionary that it could rotate 180 degrees in its case, protecting the stalk and dial. It was incredibly popular, and the Depression of the 1930s and the outbreak of World War II alone made it even more successful.
These original watches from 1910 to 1930 define all the watch brands we see and wear today. This short article scratches the surface on a very large subject where there are other watch makers with different and revolutionary designs. However, it is manufactured by manufacturers such as Rolex, Cartier, Eiger Le Coultre and is one of the most valuable and collectible of them, and if you are lucky enough to get it, be sure to grab it from your wrist.