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The History of Watch

In 1571, the Earl of Leicester presented Elizabeth I with a bracelet with a chronograph function. On June 8, 1810, the first wristwatch in history, Abraham-Louis Breguet was commissioned by Caroline Murat, the Queen of Naples, the Queen of Naples, to produce the first wristwatch in history. N°2639. In 1868, Patek Philippe made a wrist watch for the Countess Koscowicz of Hungary, but this form of timepiece was not popular at the time. In 1880, the British Army began to order large-scale wrist watches for troops, and they were widely used in the subsequent Boer War .

From the mid-nineteenth century, someone put a chronograph watch on a belt and used it on the wrist, gradually improving, reducing the body shape, beautifying the style, and developing into a watch.

The popularization of watches will be postponed to the beginning of the 20th century. In 1904, a jewelry French businessman Luis Fulangsuowa Cartier received a pilot friend Alberto Santos-Dumont complained: When an airplane should watch from the pocket to be very difficult to come up with, I hope he helped Solve this problem so that you can also see the time during the flight. Therefore, Cartier came up with a way to tie the pocket watch to the hand with a belt and buckle to solve the problem of a friend. And this pocket watch strapped to the hand is the watch today.

In 1911, Cartier officially commercialized this form of timepiece and launched the famous Santos watch. Since then, watches have become popular.

A century of experience to improve in 1967 Ruishi Ren first time the quartz clock made of quartz watch, then watch also manually by a self-winding form /, with the development of quartz display, electronics and other dynamic time, and a mixture of other relatively simple Functions, such as timing , moon phase , pulse measurement, etc.; modern watches have added more complex functions, such as: electronic pocketbooks , MP3 , mobile phones and other forms. And some watches have also become a kind of jewelry . The focus is no longer on displaying the time, but on the characteristics of its design, brand, and materials (such as precious metals and diamonds ). In addition, with the development of technology, manufacturers have begun to make watches Combine with technology, connect to the Internet, and become a new 3C product.

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