Buy Casio watches online

February 4, 2010

Over the years watches have been viewed as a status symbol by those who wear them. Their precision, elegance and convenience are just some of the attributes that clocks and watches represent. Regularly they are bought solely for their aesthetic looks and at other times they are bought because of their technical attributes like being accurate to the last second or even millisecond. This is what makes watches and clocks so collectible and in some cases they can command high sums of money.

In this article we will take a look at clocks, from their inaccurate primitive beginnings, through their development into today’s high precision watches. Buy Casio watches online

It is interesting to note that many of the top wristwatch brands today have been around for longer than a 100 years, while some have even been around as long as 250 years. I guess it takes some time to get good at making watches.

Time and people keeping track of time, has been in existence almost for as long as humanity. The Egyptians first implemented the 24 hour day in 2000BC they kept time using water clocks. These clocks work by measuring the amount of water that runs from a water container in a time period. Water clocks are however very inaccurate. Shortly after that hourglasses and candle clocks started to be used. Buy Casio watches online.

Around the 16th century BC they started to measure time by using shadow clocks and a system of tracking time by the position of the stars was also developed.

Before the 1600 watches where too large for people to carry around . At the time watches used a combination of gravity and clockwork to keep track of time.

Initially the wristwatch was considered a women’s stylish fashionable accessory. Men used pocket watches. Watch makers did not like wristwatches because they where too small for them to make really precise wristwatches. Things changed in the 19th century when soldiers started using wristwatches, there not being time to look for a watch in your pocket during a battle. Claims that wristwatches where feminine where dropped and more men started using them.

The first watches were made of steel, then later brass. They had no balance springs and were notoriously inaccurate. Many of them only had an hour arm not a minute one. Watches made a large leap in accuracy in 1704 when the French started using rubies in watches to improve accuracy.

In 1884, Greenwich, England was named the zero meridian, a worldwide acceptance of a starting point for the world’s time zones. After 1900, advances in metallurgy improved the mechanisms, primarily because the balance spring was affected by position and temperature.

A more recent development in watch technology has been from Casio. The have started making watches that automatically update their time from an atomic clock broadcasting center. This makes these new watches very accurate, buy Casio watches online.

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