When I started with Pinterest, one of my first boards was the board about watches. Watches are easy to categorize, everything with an hourwork that you can wear around you wrist with exception a pocketwatch, that belongs also to this category. All those watches inspired me and when I finished my study I would like to have a Seiko wristwatch, a semi-classic one though, not too sporty I guess. Or a sportwatch because I am cycling and running and it is nice to keep track of your performance and improvements during the activity. So I am not really sure yet and true, making about of watches does not let you make an easier decision. And at some universities, like the one I study at, you are not allowed anymore to wear a watch during your exam. Still, watches are a nice and useful accessory.

I write a little bit about the history of the watch further in this post as well as an overview of all brands of watches you can find on my board.

The history about the watch: (source: History of Watches)

A watch is a nice accessory and can be and look very luxury. The word ‘horloge’ we use in Dutch is officially a French word. In the 15th century appeared the first watch in Europe. It started with the clockwatch, in the 17th century came the invention of the pocketwatch in England during the reign of Charles II in England. The history of the wristwatch goes back to the invention of the watches itself, to the early 16th century. Half an century later received Queen Elizabeth I of England from Robert Dudley (the 1st Earl of Leicester) a wristwatch which was then described as a arm watch. For the seaman a watch made it easier for them to know how far they were on the longitude, which could only be measured by knowing the differences between the different times places and the place they were at that time. The European Meridian time (Greenwich or Paris were the most usually time places was compared to the place the sailor was. How far did he go east of the Meridian? Or did he go west?
But a longitude is not very accurate without an latitude. They determined their position on the latitude by reading the stars, the length of them across the line of the horizon. So when they combined these to answers of the measures, they knew exactly where they were sailing on the see.

The list of brands:

#betsyjohnson #burberry #chanel #chopard #cleef&arpels #coach #diesel #dior #fossil #gucci #guess #karllagerfeld #katespade #marcjacobs #michaelkors #movado #nixon #oliviaburton #omega #rado #rolex #stuhrling #timex #torgoen #versace #vincecamuto

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