Who Invented Watch?
Did you know the term horology is synonymous with two sections of people –
1. Those who are directly involved in the craft of making and repairing watches and clocks.
2. Those who are connoisseurs. It typically means people fond of collecting and studying these time pieces.
These individuals are called horologists – sounds intriguing doesn’t it?
Incidentally, the first wristwatch was made by Patek Philippe for the Countess Koscowicz of Hungary. Although, it was a timepiece, it generated little excitement and made even lesser impact on the people back then. Even the close confidantes of Countess labelled it as a piece of jewellery and not a time keeping tool.
However, the title of inventing the first working prototype goes to Peter Henlein of Germany ( there is no solid proof though ). Developed in the year 1524, his pocket watch was also called the Nuremberg egg.
Funny but true!
Today, the “wrist” version of this egg is worn by millions of people all around the world. Time keeping in general and wrist watches in particular have come a long way since then.