History Of Military Watches

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History Of Military Watches

Post by koimaster » May 23rd 2021, 11:26pm

A military watch is a subject of interest for many watch collectors. It has a long and important history throughout the great world wars. But before this timepiece became a useful tool in a soldier’s wrist, let’s first dive into the short history of watches.
A Brief History

During the 15th century, watches were purely for show. Rumor has it, Peter Heinlein, a clockmaker from Nuremberg, made the first watch in history. People used to wear them as pendants. Those watches used to run on a spring-based system to pull the hands around the dial to tell the right time.
Then, in the 17th century, men began to wear them in their pockets. But they weren’t used to tell time because these olden pocketwatches were inaccurate in telling the time. As time passed by, watchmakers continued to make efforts in perfecting the mechanisms of a watch.


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