National Watch Day:
Every 19th of June is celebrated to honor the 17th century super invention, Watch!
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Why National Watch Day?
Watches are one of the important inventions that comes under the category of “Living beyond Time”. In one form or other, we use watches. From pocket watches to wrist watch, the timepiece is evolved but not gone away like Camera. So, to enjoy the advancement of Timepieces and to know more about the history of Evolution, this day is being recognized.
How can we observe National Watch Day:
Gift a Watch:
When it comes to Gift, Watch is one of the most prominent options. Gift a watch to your loved ones and celebrate this day.
Exhibit Watch Collectibles:
If you collect watches, share your collection on the social media.
Visit watch Exhibition:
Several watch Exhibitions might be organized to honor this day. Visit those to check those collection.
Organize an Exhibition:
If you are a watch collectors or horologist, exhibit your collections and inventions at least to your local area people.
Start Saving Money to buy your favorite watch in next Watch Day:
Do you strive hard to buy a watch? Luxurious watches are at exorbitant prices. Now Start saving money on this day up to the upcoming Watch Day and try to buy out of it.
Watch brands will be offering clearance Sale, check it and get your favorite watch at a discounted price.
Share on social media:
If for branded watches, selecting a luxurious watch is a tough one, share your best branded timepiece on twitter using the hashtags #NationalWatchDay, #WatchDay, #MyBestWatches.
Never forget to share the features, so that others may have an idea.
Interesting facts about National Watch Day:
Some of the interesting facts about watches to know on this National Watch Day!
As the noun “Watch” is referred as “wakefulness”. That probably how the timepiece get its name.
Initially, people used watches as pendants. Then as pocket watches, now evolved to Wrist watches.
Though watches appeared early in 14th century. The first mechanical watches were first developed in 17th century from the spring-powered clocks.
First watches were introduced as Navigation instrument then to Woman’s jewellery. Later, the soldiers started to use wrist watches to check out the time on Battlefield.
Electronic Quartz watches powered by Batteries are first invented in 1960’s! Then, mechanical watches are highly replaced by quartz watching that led to Quartz Revolution or Quartz Crisis.
As of 2019, The Most expensive watch sold at auction is a Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime wristwatch sold for $31.19 million.
Previously only pocket watches were used! Then, wrist watch replaced it.
Louis Cartier produced a watch to give to his friend as using a pocket watch was tough for him while checking flight performance in his airship while controlling using his hand. Now Cartier is one of the most luxurious watch brand companies.
In accordance with the Guinness World record, The first wristwatch was made for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary by the Swiss watch manufacturer Patek Philippe by the year 1868 which refuted the claim that In 1571 Elizabeth I of England received a wristwatch, from Robert Dudley, her suitor.
Wrist watches are first used in battlefield before becoming a fashion accessory!
It is estimated that one in Five Americans use a Smart Watch or Fitness Tracker.
Around 20.1 million smartwatches were sold in the United States in 2019.
Almost every American wear watch, some for fashion though! That indicates the position of Wrist watch is not yet outsmarted by Mobile Phones.
The statistics points an unprecedented increase of Watch -wearers especially in the last four years.
Despite Switzerland is famous for watches, Germany is the first country that produces most watches followed by France and Italy.
Switzerland produces the Best Watches followed by Japan!
Vacheron Constantin, a Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer brand currently bags the title of the Most Complicated Mechanical watch. It has exactly 57 complications.
Vacheron Constantin has the proud achievement of creating the World’s first watch compilation.
History of National Watch Day:
The origin or the founder of this day is unknown and not officially established.