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Watches, like jewelry, can make a fashion statement

Watches, like jewelry, can make a fashion statement

While watches serve a practical purpose, that’s not the only thing they do. Almost since the first watches were made, their potential as a form of jewelry has been recognized. The first spring-powered clocks of the sixteenth century were made of precious metals. While most watches were pocket watches until the twentieth century, they were still considered an attractive form of personal adornment. Engraved watches, gold watches and even precious stone watches were made. Now wearing a watch as a form of jewelry continues. It is possible to find models in every aesthetic offering many different functions. In short, watches can make a fashion statement.

A bit of history

The first clocks were created in the middle of the sixteenth century. Henry VIII of England is believed to have had a “pocket watch” worn on a chain around his neck. These clocks were not very accurate and only had an hour hand. A minute hand wouldn’t help. Clocks continued to become more accurate and more ornate over time. However, they were mostly pocket watches. Only women wore wristwatches, which were considered too delicate and less accurate than men’s watches. These bracelet watches have been around since the early nineteenth century and are just as ornate as regular bracelets. The original wristwatch was almost always a form of jewelry, made of noble materials and worn on ribbons or delicate chains. An extravagant model was made of ornate gold, enamel and diamonds for Countess KoŇ°ovych of Hungary in 1868.

During the First World War, men began to realize that wearing a watch on the wrist was more comfortable than wearing it. Wristwatches for both genders became popular, especially as miniaturization techniques became more advanced. While many watches were utilitarian, many were still made of gold and silver and featured beautiful engravings and other decorations. There are several companies, such as Breitling, Rolex, and Omega, that still make high-end watches that can be considered a type of jewelry.

Look for quality as well as style

When choosing a watch to wear as jewelry, all the usual requirements apply. You should also look for aesthetic qualities that appeal to you. However, don’t let looks win you over a watch that isn’t of good quality in terms of movement and accuracy. While wristwatches are the most popular form of jewelry watches, there are others. You can find pendants for watches and even rings. Wearing a wristwatch as jewelry is a long-standing practice and there are many wonderful options. The next time you’re thinking of buying a new bracelet, why not pair it with a watch?

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