• Thu. Dec 2nd, 2021

    The Advent Of The Wristwatch


    Sep 13, 2021
    Rolex sea dweller watch, please follow the link.

    This is how it first became the favorite timepiece for aviators and pilots, then for most soldiers. During the First World War, wristwatches specifically intended for military use were produced.

    At the end of the war, the wristwatch greatly aroused men’s interest, who gradually abandoned the pocket watch to adopt it.

    A Period Of Innovation Despite An Unstable Climate

    The twentieth century has shown all the colors in watchmaking. Swiss watchmaking, already weakened by American watches, is sometimes overtaken by the competition. The Americans were the first to make a waterproof watch in 1886.

    The 1929 stock market crash seriously affected the watch industry. This tremendous economic depression caused the bankruptcy of many small factories. The need to create holding companies, in other words, groups of manufactures, becomes inevitable.

    At the same time, in 1928, two Americans, JW Horton and Warren Morrisson finalized the first quartz watch. We will discover the details of this invention and its impact on the watchmaking world in a future post.