Baume And Mercier Men’s Watches – Now’s watches are a classic accessory that never grows old, even more so now that there are so many designer watches, men’s diamond watches, and women’s diamond watches to choose from. Watches are among the most classic artifacts that have ever been invented. From hefty set wooden grandfather clocks to dainty diamond watches, the background of timepieces is a truly a remarkable development.
The first watches evolved from their larger ancestor mobile spring-driven clocks that first emerged in the 15th century in Europe. The term “watch” is said to have come from an Old English term “woecce”, which may loosely be translated as “watchman”. The truth of the matter is that watches were first invented to assist the city’s watchmen keep track of the shifts and also to assist sailors time the length of the shipboard watches, or obligation shifts.
You could say, watches began as a gentleman’s practical pocket knick-knack because watches weren’t elevated to the name of “wrist watch” until the 1920s. The first watches often had covers and were carried in its owner’s pocket or attached to a watch chain. As a gentleman’s accessory, a pocket watch was the epitome of time, a symbol that he was really serious about his life and his time. By the 1920’s with equality between men and women being a favorite controversial topic of fascination, the pocket watch found itself being changed to a wristwatch for girls called a Wristlet. The population of male pocket watch bearers revolted the idea by saying they would “sooner use a skirt than wear a wristwatch”.
But luck was going to change this, when World War 1 compelled battlefield soldiers to take a more sensible approach to “assessing the time” than rooting around in their pocket to find their watch. Soldiers soon began to strap their own pocket watches for their wrists together with leather straps in a bid to “spare time”. Legend also has it that the German Imperial Navy attached their pocket watches for their wrists much earlier in the 1880s while synchronizing naval strikes and firing artillery.
The transition from practicality to vogue for watches came much later during the 1950s and reached its greatest high during the 1980s when Hip Hop altered the culture of the music industry and style. Fans received the news with a mixture of devastation over his passing and amazement at his glamorous lifestyle. This naturally, sent lovers in a frenzy over how they too can emulate their icon’s trendy flavor. The Omega watch soon became the most well-known men’s diamond watch in history.
Hip Hop later brought a radical change in jewelry and style cultures as diamond watches, diamond bracelets, and gold chains became must-have things for creating iconic “bling”. Today watches aren’t just a practical accessory, but a symbol of wealth, a status symbol. Diamond watches have officially evolved to affordable, trendy, and practical men’s diamond watches and women’s diamond watches that are a little more in reach.