When Was The Wrist Watch Invented?


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Kathryn Patten answered
The wristwatch, today the most common watch available, was first invented by Patek Phillippe at the end of the nineteenth century. When first invented the wristwatch was worn by women only and it wasn't until the beginning of the twentieth century that the wristwatch was worn by a man, Mr. Alberto Santos-Dumont. Mr. Santos-Dumont, busy working on the invention of the aeroplane, had difficulty checking the time while in his aircraft. He turned to his friend, Mr. Louis Cartier, and asked him to create a watch just for him. Cartier created the perfect watch for Santos-Dumont and soon he was selling wristwatches to other men all around Paris. During World War I, military personnel found that the use of the wristwatch, especially on the battlefield,proved to be far more beneficial than pocket watches. Many European and American officers kept their wristwatches, once the war was over, thus popularising wristwatches in Western civilization.
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Marcia Bailey answered

The first wristwatch was made for a woman, Countess Koscowicz of Hungary, by Swiss watch manufacturer Patek Philippe in1868. It was the first timekeeping device to be designed specifically for use on the wrist, it was intended primarily as a piece of decorative jewelry.

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Anonymous answered
In late 1800, by phillipe from germany....
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Anonymous answered
It was John Harwood, who invented the wristwatch and the year was  in 1923.

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