For many people, a watch is an indispensable thing in life. It seems that if you don’t wear a watch, you will feel something is missing on your body; some people think that now you can check the time with your phone, and the watch has been used as a timing tool. Outdated, so what else is necessary to wear a watch?
The watch is not only a tool, but also a manifestation of life attitude.
When asked “what are the reasons for wearing watches”, personal habits, time, decoration, and status symbols became the most common reasons. So, now there are so many ways to look at the time, why do people still like to wear watches?
People in the past wear watches and value the value of tools
For the ancients, time is mysterious and unpredictable. It is difficult to guess and cannot be touched. It was not until the advent of clocks that humans could intuitively “see” the existence of time.
Today, the wristwatch that is regarded as a “man’s toy” was first worn by women. For example, at the beginning of the 19th century, Mr. Breguet made an oval minute repeater watch for Napoleon’s sister, Queen Caroline of Naples, and it can be worn on the wrist. Patek Philippe also produced watches combined with gold bracelets for the Hungarian Countess Koscowicz.
Men’s pocket watches and women’s wrist watches were once the mainstream of the times. In those days, if men wore wrist watches, they would be considered innocent. This situation did not change until the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
Men wearing watches are actually related to war. After all, it is extremely inconvenient to take out a pocket watch to see the time when fighting or riding a horse. So many officers began to tie pocket watches to their wrists, and even companies specially produced pocket watch leather cases. Wristband. The outbreak of the First World War made the men at war even more dependent on watches. For example, the British army issued them directly to soldiers, and when the war ended, they were almost handed. Since then, the watch has also changed from a feminine decoration to a very practical timing device.
Special occupations such as pilots have even higher requirements for watches. For example, Cartier’s Santos was specially designed by Louis Cartier for the pilot Santos, so that when he controls the plane with both hands, he can easily check the time without having to take out his pocket watch.
Breitling later also developed an aviation chronograph with a ring-shaped sliding ruler, which can help pilots quickly calculate average speed, flight distance, fuel consumption, rate of climb, rate of descent, and other data, bringing the watch’s utility attributes to a new level. Altitude, so far is one of the favorite watches of pilots.
Nowadays, people wear watches and value symbolism
Compared with the past, we now have a variety of ways to look at the time. Mobile phones, computers, smart speakers…Each is a timekeeping tool. The necessity of a watch to check the time has been greatly weakened. Therefore, for modern people, wearing a watch is not only a tool, but also a symbol.
The watch is also a kind of accessory, especially for men.
Women have a wide variety of jewellery and jewellery, while men’s accessories are relatively few. For this reason, watches that are both conspicuous and beautiful have become rare accessories for men’s wrists.
As a personal thing, the watch carries feelings and memories
The watch has a blind date with our skin every day, and it can be said to be the closest partner. It can span time and give people a long-term company; it does not limit the space, even if it is thousands of rivers and mountains, it can accompany you through it. Many people will remember their first watch deeply. Owning a watch at that time seemed to symbolize growing up.
The inheritance of the watch is also the inheritance of miss
The watch is also an item that can be passed on for many years. For example, Patek Philippe’s ad slogan is “No one really owns Patek Philippe, but keeps it for the next generation.” In fact, the inheritance value of a watch does not lie in how valuable it is. What really matters is the people who have worn it, the things experienced, the emotions and memories left behind.
We often say that seeing things and thinking about people, the watches left by our ancestors will always bring us the most sincere thoughts. The same is true for celebrities. This Omega seahorse like Prince William’s has been worn for many years, and his growth has been witnessed from his youth to his fatherhood. The reason why he was so dedicated for ten years is because this watch was a gift from his late mother Princess Diana. Perhaps in William’s heart, this is also a way to accompany his mother.
The survey found that many male respondents wear watches the most in formal wear occasions, while female respondents wear watches the most in everyday fashion occasions. Indeed, a suit and a watch can be said to be a natural match, and it is more appropriate to wear in formal wear. For the parents, it is a deep-rooted concept.