The development of agriculture gave rise to the need to measure time. Farmers used timekeeping to determine the best planting periods and primitive lunar calendars were made.
History & Origin Of Watch
The Egyptians were the first people to build up a way of telling time widely with calendars and clocks. They had established a 365-day calendar by around 2800 BC, based on their observations of the rising and setting of bright stars such as Sirius and of the periodic inundations of the Nile. By 2100 BC, the Egyptians had formulated a way to divide the day into 24 hours. They made the initial sundials, or shadow clocks, to calculate time during the day around the same time. A sundial indicates the time of day by the position of the shadow of some object on which the sun ray’s fall.
By 1500 BC, Egyptians had invented another way of telling time-the water clock or a clepsydra, which was more precise and used the steady dripping of water from a vessel to drive a mechanical device that specified the hour.
The invention of springs and escapement mechanism leaded in the period of portable watches. The escapement is a device that controls and limits the unwinding of the watch, converting it into a controlled and periodic energy release.
Types Of Display:
A numbered dial upon which, a rotating hour hand and a longer, rotating minute hand are mounted. Many watches also have a third hand that shows the current second of the current minute. Watches powered by a mechanical movement have a sweep second hand. All of the hands are normally mechanical, physically rotating on the dial, although a few watches have been produced with hands that are simulated by a liquid-crystal display.
A digital display simply shows the time as a number, e.g., 12:40 AM instead of a dial having a short hand pointing towards the number 12 and a long hand pointing towards the number 8.
What is popular now?
Presently, chronograph watches, diamond watches, dive watches, and watches with large face are some of most popular watches available on the market.
Chronograph watches are watches with a stop watch feature built in. Most people buy chronograph watches for the look, few actually use the function. Diamonds can really add some glitter to watches. Diamond is one of the most popular precious stones, it is of no surprise that diamond watches are getting popular and attracting many women. Dive watches are popular because they are often rough looking and express a sense of durability, with the fact that they have high water resistance. Large face watches are popular because many celebrities are wearing them and also because it is easier to tell time with them.
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