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Necessary Accessories: The WristWatch

21 Apr

Hey everyone,

While I was gone I had so many ideas about different things that i wanted to write about. The range of ideas was magnanimous to say the least. But here’s another category of fashion that sometimes goes overlooked in the grand scheme of it all. Accessories, you got to have them, and more importantly you must know when and where to wear them!

The Wristwatch…

In the early 1900s, 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 World War I, 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 also believed that Girard-Perregaux equipped the German Imperial Navy with wristwatches in a similar fashion. Most inexpensive and medium-priced watches used mainly for timekeeping are electronic watches with quartz movements. Expensive collectible watches, valued more for their workmanship and aesthetic appeal than for simple timekeeping, often have purely mechanical movements and are powered by springs, even though mechanical movements are less accurate than more affordable quartz movements. As early as the 1880s, to be used while synchronizing naval attacks and firing artillery.  The watch has been a necessary accessory for decades. It has single-handily help change the tide of many victories. To me a watch symbolizes the finish to greatness………. (LOL) the perfect outfit.  A simple mechanism of the up most beauty can tell a person without you saying a word that 1. He or She is on another level that day, or 2. He or She is just relaxing for the day. This accessory can speak wonders about a person and what they enjoy most in the world. Everyone needs at least two watches, me I have a lot but one for the job if you do manual labor this is a must, and the other or others are to pay tribute to a well put together outfit. Just remember time is not just to be passed but also can be beautiful to watch.
 
 
 Early wrist watch by Waltham, worn by soldiers in World War I

One of the first wrist watches. Men started wearing them after the first World War. They paved the way for the elegant wristwear we wear today.

One of the first wrist watches. Men started wearing them after the first World War. They paved the way for the elegant wristwear we wear today.

The stepping out watches

Kenneth Cole. Absolutely spectacular pieces.

Kenneth Cole. Absolutely spectacular pieces.

 
The work watches

Durable work watches. Anyone that does manual labor needs a good one like the ones here.

Durable work watches. Anyone that does manual labor needs a good one like the ones here.

So who are your favorite Wristwatch designers???

 

 

Just one of ‘fatboyfavs’

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Posted by on April 21, 2013 in Fashion

 

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