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History Of Watches

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The legacy of the wristwatch continues onward and has become an necessary part of the on a regular basis carry world as a piece that illustrates both personal fashion and reliable utility. If you havent already added one to your EDC gear, keep in mind, the clock is ticking. On 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin wore a Shturmanskie (a transliteration of Штурманские which really means “navigator’s”) wristwatch during his historic first flight into area.

The Swiss company Dimier Frères & Cie patented a wristwatch design with the now normal wire lugs in 1903. Hans Wilsdorf moved to London in 1905 and set up his own enterprise, Wilsdorf & Davis, together with his brother-in-law Alfred Davis, providing high quality timepieces at reasonably priced prices; the company later turned Rolex. Elizabeth I of England obtained a wristwatch from Robert Dudley in 1571, described as an armed …