The Wrist Watch

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The Wrist Watch
Time has always been very important. Humankind has kept and measured time since the Ancient Babylonians and Ancient Egyptians. The first ‘timepieces’ were imprecise: sundials that observed the shadows that the moving sun created moving across the sky; an hourglass using the flow of sand; a water clock the flow of water. As human civilization progressed time needed to be measured more precisely and mechanical clocks in all varieties became the standard. The factory systems emerging out of the industrial revolution and the development of the railroad combined to give birth to a consciousness inextricably linked to clock time (Barnett, 1997-22).
A clock is an instrument for measuring, indicating and maintaining the time; watch...
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....., 2001.
This paper focuses on the early developments in time-keeping. The role of church and science in the development of sundials is examined. The paper examines also how attitudes about and relationship with time have changed though the course of history.
McCready, S.
2001 The Triumph of the Clockmakers. In The Discovery of Time. S. McCready, ed. Pp. 158-171. Naperville: Sourcebook.
A detailed account of the development of mechanical time-keeping devices.
Chevalier, Michel and Gérald Mazzalovo
2008 Luxury Brand Management: A World of Privilege. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons
This book examines the trends, markets, sale strategies and marketing in fashion and accessories, focusing particularly on luxury items such as high-end watches.