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    bluewind
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    Default What is the oldest known wristwatch?

    What were the early days of the wristwatch? When did people start putting watches on their wrists instead of in their pockets? Anybody know of any sites with photos of early wristwatches? Were they made in sizes for women at the same time as men?

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    bluewind
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    Default What is the oldest known wristwatch? (RE: bluewind)

    What were the early days of the wristwatch? When did people start putting watches on their wrists instead of in their pockets? Anybody know of any sites with photos of early wristwatches? Were they made in sizes for women at the same time as men?

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    Default What is the oldest known wristwatch? (RE: bluewind)

    Many theories have been put forth.

    Tehone I like is that some Queen or other, had one made for her wrist in the 1850's or something like that.

    And teh famous one that soldiers in WWI took their girlfriends wristwatch and put them on their wrists.

    And the Cartier one.

    And many other companies have taken claim.

    Oh well. Jeff Hess

    JPH

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    bluewind
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    Default What is the oldest known wristwatch? (RE: bluewind)

    Thank you to both of you. I nearly plotzed when I read that the wristwatch dates back to the 1500's! :biggrin: When was the non-wrist watch invented? I guess I mean, when were gears applied to timekeeping devices?

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