From the mid-19th century, some people will watch the watch on the belt, worn on the wrist to start using, gradually improve, narrow shape, landscaping style, developed into a watch. The world's first watch was made in 1868 by Patek Philippe to the Countess of Koscowicz in Hungary. But this form of watches, was not popular at the time.
In 1904, the French businessman, Louis Francois Cartier, who was engaged in jewelry, received a complaint from the pilots friend Alberto Santos Dumont: it was very difficult to take his pocket watch out of his pocket when driving the plane. Solve this problem so that you can see the time in flight. So Cartier came up with a belt and buckle, the pocket watch tied to the hand of the method to solve the friend's problem. And this tied in the hands of the pocket watch, is the current watch.
In 1911 Cartier officially commercialized this form of watches, launched the famous Santos watch. Since then, the watch began to spread. Experienced a century of improvement, in 1967 the Swiss for the first time the quartz clock made of quartz watch, watch also by the manual / automatic winding form, developed to use quartz, electronics and other power show time, and mix the simpler of the other Features such as timing, moon phase, measure pulse, etc .; modern watch watch adds more complex features such as: electronic hand account, MP3, mobile phone and other forms. And some watches also become a kind of jewelry, the focus is not showing time, but rather its design, brand, material (such as precious metals and diamonds) and other characteristics.
In 1914 the first World War broke out, the military awareness of the "hands-free" watch the importance of this, inspired the general public opponents worn watch the urgent needs. In 1926, invented the first piece of self-winding watch, from 1960 onwards, the traditional round of the sample generally popular people like. Switzerland to watch the further improvement is to pocket watch with the timing, calendar, tourbillon and automatic winding device to be miniaturized, and installed on the watch. 1952 in the United States, France and Switzerland to produce a piece of electronic form. In 1967, Neuchâtel's electronic watch center developed the first quartz watch, and in 1970 with different Swiss brands began to mass production. Since then, the new technology began to develop rapidly, different brands of wrist watch also began to develop rapidly