Already our ancestors tried to define the seasons and predict the weather by exploring the sky. As civilization developed, the measure of time was becoming increasingly relevant. Thus techniques were developed, increasingly complicated to achieve a precise measurement of time. The clocks were, however, privately owned and reserved for a long time to the highest society exclusively, given the high cost of manufacturing such measuring instruments. It is not until the arrival of industrialization when replica watches the clocks are within reach of the general population. But let's start at the beginning:
The wristwatch is an adaptation and therefore an invention after the pocket replica watches. The move to the wristwatch was not something that happened overnight, but rather was the result of a matter of practicality. The history of the wristwatch dates back to the beginning of the XXV century. At that time, mobile watches were manufactured by one Peter Henlein - albeit in the form of pocket watches. These clocks were made possible by the discovery of the traction spring, which allowed the pendulum to be replaced by the transmission and the steering wheel (at that time still with a double pendulum) as an element to set the pace. Thanks to this invention, the size of the clocks was reduced. Abraham Louis Breguet was the one who, in 1812, built the first wristwatch for Caroline, Queen of Naples and younger sister of Napoleon. In general, however, pocket replica watches continued to predominate. It is not until the early twentieth century when the wristwatch begins to dominate.
By this time, the ladies began to make fashionable, small pocket replica watches worn on the wrist. This fashion for the moment is limited to women, since men continue to wear their pocket replica watches hanging on a thin chain in the traditional style, which according to the occasion, was really impractical. An example of this is the pilots, who, at that time, and given the reduced number of their instruments on board, really needed the replica watch to make quick and highly relevant measurements. Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont asked his friend and Parisian watchmaker Louis Cartier to make him a replica watch that could wear a wrist. Cartier Santos is therefore one of the first wristwatch models that existed for men.
Throughout the First World War, the wrist fake watches prevailed among the military and finally also in civil society becoming a standard once the war was over.