Black Engagement Rings With Pink Stones – Watches are among the most timeless artifacts which have ever been invented. From hefty set wooden grandfather clocks into dainty diamond watches, the background of timepieces is a truly a remarkable evolution.
The initial watches evolved out of their larger ancestor portable spring-driven clocks which first emerged in the 15th century in Europe. The word “watch” is thought to have come from an Old English word “woecce”, which may loosely be interpreted as “watchman”. The truth of the matter is that watches were first invented to assist the city’s watchmen keep track of their shifts and to assist sailors time the length of their shipboard watches, or obligation shifts.
You could say, watches began as a gentleman’s practical pocket knick-knack since watches weren’t raised to the name of “wrist watch” before the 1920s. The initial watches often had covers and were carried in its owner’s pocket or attached to a watch series. As a gentleman’s accessory, a pocket watch was the epitome of time, a symbol that he was indeed serious about his life and his period. From the 1920’s with equality between men and women being a popular contentious subject of fascination, the pocket view discovered itself being changed to a wristwatch for women called a Wristlet. The populace of male pocket view bearers revolted the idea by stating they’d “sooner use a skirt than wear a wristwatch”.
But luck was about to change that, when World War 1 compelled battlefield soldiers to take a more practical approach to “checking the time” than rooting around in their pocket to locate their watch. Soldiers soon started to strap their own pocket watches to 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 to their wrists much before in the 1880s while synchronizing naval attacks and shooting artillery.
The transition out of practicality to vogue for watches came much later during the 1950s and reached its greatest high during the 1980s when Hip Hop transformed the culture of the audio industry and fashion. Among the more memorable accounts of the first days of men’s diamond watches was once Rock-n-Roll icon, Buddy Holly, died in 1959 sporting his 14 karat white gold Omega watch with 45 only cut diamonds. Fans received the information with a combination of devastation over his passing and awe at his glamorous lifestyle. This of course, sent fans in a frenzy on how they too can emulate their celebrity’s fashionable taste. The Omega watch shortly became the most famous men’s diamond watch ever.
Hip Hop later brought a drastic change in jewellery and fashion civilizations as diamond watches, diamond pendants, and gold chains became must-have items for producing iconic “bling”. Today watches aren’t just a practical accessory, but a symbol of wealth, a status symbol. Diamond watches have officially evolved into affordable, fashionable, and practical men’s diamond watches and women’s diamond watches which are a little more in reach.