Wristwatches do more than tell time; they decorate your arm much like a fancy bracelet or a decorative arm chain. I have fun with costume watches, and being a lover of jewelry and all things sparkly, I enjoy wearing festive, beautiful watches, the more bedazzled and glittery the better! I wear watches more for the mere fashionable aesthetic of the watch than to tell me the time!
Watches truly are a unique piece of fashion and often times, with costume watches, you can match your watch to your outfit. A watch is a timepiece intended to be carried or worn by a person. A watch is designed to keep working despite the motions caused by the wearer’s activities. A wristwatch is designed to be worn around the wrist, attached by a watch strap or other type of bracelet. A pocket watch is designed for a person to carry in a pocket.
Wristwatches: Time’s gift to bling!
Watch Fun Fact: Watches progressed in the 17th century from spring-powered clocks, which appeared as early as the 14th century. During most of its history, the watch was a mechanical device, driven by clockwork, powered by winding a mainspring, and keeping time with an oscillating balance wheel. In the 1960s the electronic quartz watch was invented, which was powered by a battery and kept time with a vibrating quartz crystal. By the 1980s, the quartz watch had taken over the market from the mechanical watch.
For over the top arm candy, that also tells you the time of day or night, try the Trendy Crystal Stretch Bracelet Watch by Fashion Destination:
Wristwatches so gorgeous you’ll watch your own watch!
Wristwatch Fun Fact: The concept of the wristwatch goes back to the production of the very earliest watches in the 16th century. Elizabeth I of England received a wristwatch from Robert Dudley in 1571, described as an arm watch. The oldest surviving wristwatch (then described as a bracelet watch) is one made in 1806 and given to Josephine de Beauharnais. From the beginning, wristwatches were almost exclusively worn by women, while men used pocket watches up until the early 20th century.
Various Face Displays of Watches:
For beautiful arm bling to match any turquoise ring, I suggest the Turquoise Bangle Watch by Moulin:
Developments of the watch in the 2010s include smartwatches, which are elaborate computer-like electronic devices designed to be worn on a wrist. They generally incorporate timekeeping functions, but these are only a small subset of the smartwatch’s facilities.
Wristwatch Fun Fact: Talking watches are available today, intended to be used for the blind or visually impaired. They speak the time out loud at the press of button!
Watches so fine you’ll find them truly sublime!
Watch Fun Fact: A great leap forward in the accuracy of watches keeping up with correct time occurred in 1657 with the addition of the balance spring to the balance wheel, an invention disputed both at the time and ever since between Robert Hooke and Christiaan Huygens. The innovation increased watches’ accuracy enormously, reducing error from perhaps several hours per day, to perhaps ten minutes per day, resulting in the addition of the minute hand to the face of the watch from around 1680 in Britain and 1700 in France.
Can you imagine wearing a watch that is off the correct time by sometimes hour per day? Not a bad deal at all if you need an excuse to use on the boss of why you’re late for work! Blame it on the watch! Do that one too many times and you’ll most likely watch yourself be booted out the door!
Glamourous costume watches sure decorate your arm galore!
Wear watches so fun, ornamental and beautiful that no one looks at your watch for the time, but merely to admire the arm candy and arm bracelet you wear so divine!
“Excuse me, my dear lady, but I see you wear one watch on each arm.”
“My watches are all so gorgeous, I wear them more for the charm.”
“Wearing two jeweled watches at one time is quite interesting to me.”
“I am a true fashion diva. Inventing my own unique style comes easy to me.”
“Pray tell, will you please tell me the time?”
“It’s time for me to go. I have a new watch I want purchase in mind!”
Wristwatches: Whether you wear one, two, three or four, you’ll spend so much time deciding what lovely watches to wear you’ll be lucky to get out your door (on time)! Ha!
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