Today is Watch Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will be talking about different watch brands, properly cleaning your watch, types of watches, changing the battery, etc. To start off the weekly blog posts about watches, let’s find out a little bit of history about watches and who invented them.
Who invented the wristwatch and when was it invented? In the early 1900’s, the wristwatch, originally called a “Wristlet”, was reserved for women and considered more of a passing fad than a serious timepiece. Men, who carried pocket watches, were quoted as saying they would “sooner wear a skirt as wear a wristwatch”. This changed in WWI, when soldiers on the battlefield found pocket watches to be impractical and attached their watches to their wrist by a cupped leather strap. It is believed that Girard-Perregaux equipped the German Imperial Navy with wristwatches in a similar fashion as early as the 1880’s, to be used while synchronizing naval attacks and firing artillery.
Watches not only tell us what time it is, but can also serve as a fashion statement for both men and women. They come in many variations, from plastic, leather, ceramic, rubber, metal, and more. Here at Jewelry Warehouse, we have many watch styles available from Citizen, Pulsar, Seiko, Suntime and Fossil.
Today’s featuring watch brand, is Fossil. Their style of watch making is quite unique, making each piece in style with modern trends, as well as taking elements from vintage watches.
Information from Fossil: The Fossil brand is rooted in authenticity and a distinctive vintage-inspired design aesthetic. The brand is internationally known for its eclectic assortment of lifestyle and accessory items including watches, handbags, and clothing.
Check out our large collection of Fossil. Right now we have many pieces on sale!
Blog post by ~ Jelene