The well documented story between the first cheap copy wristwatch and the man is 100 years later than the story between the first watch with women. The timepieces have been born in the world before are belonging to women’s jewelry boxes, and they have not really become the beloved goods of gentlemen who are obsessed with jewelry pocket watches.
In 1904, Albert Santos Dumont achieved his first private men’s watch which was fastened to the wrist with the leather strap. It was given by his friend Louis Cartier for it is not convenient to take out the pocket watch to check the time when he drives the plane. Now Cartier Santos is a very popular collection of the brand, while the Ballon Bleu de Cartier copy with stainless steel case becomes the first choice of women nowadays. Princess Kate has always worn this Cartier at many occasions.
Popularized by war
In 1914, when the First World War broke out, the military of all countries recognized the importance of replacing pocket watches with wristwatches, which inspired the public’s enthusiasm for watches. People began to treat watches as an exquisite accessory. During the Second World War, the German army began to equip a large number of watches, leading to the unprecedented popularity of watches.
In 1926, the automatic movement watches were born in the world. The automatic IWC knockoff watch with black leather strap was created at that time. As the center of mechanical watches, Switzerland always promoted the improvement of the technology of mechanical watches. The sophisticated mechanical watch has become a symbol of humanity’s challenge of precision technology and has become a museum of skilled craftsmen.