- Watches with water, used in Babilon, Egypt, Greece and China were designed to use force constant of water that fall on a lever system that put the clock mechanism in motion.
- At first, watches indicating the hours. The first clock tick appeared in 1475, manufactured by german Paulus Almanus.
- In the Middle Ages, in Europe, the clock were used in the home to indicate the time but in monasteries and churches in order to signal the start of church services. Salisbury Cathedral clock, built in 1386, is considered the oldest mechanical clock in the world that beats running hours.
- The pendulum was originally designed by Leonardo da Vinci, during the Renaissance. Its clock were used for the commissioning of saws, pumps, and bellows. Galileo used for measuring time but the invention of the pendulum clock pendulu, is attributed to Christiaan Huygens in 1656.
- The watches were considered a luxury in the UK; in 1797, it introduced a tax on everyone who purchase a watch. No wonder that watchmakers have begun to fail because people have stopped buying.
- Making the first alarm clock is attributed to Seth Thomas, an American watchmaker in 1876. With 100 years before him, another watchmaker, Levi Hutchins, invested an alarm clock, but could not give its clock alarm than to 4am.
- Swiss watches are famous for their accuracy. But Switzerland was not at the outset homeland watchmakers, but jewelers. In the sixteenth century, with the introduction of reforms to Jean Calvin, who promoted abstinence from every luxury Swiss jewelers seen children without their livelihoods and occupations are forced to borrow skills from german, italian and french watchmakers. Artists in the art of miniature, quick understanding surpass them in centuries, developed a tradition and an industry that has no equal.
- Big Ben, the famous clock tower of Parliament in London, is the largest four-sided clock in the world, who beat the hours. It was built in 1859. Big Ben is actually the name that is known by everyone great bell of the clock.
- Why quartz crystals are used in watches? Why quartz crystals used in watches? Quartz, natural stone transparent and very nice properties and generates electromagnetic signals with a specific frequency. This property has allowed manufacturers to achieve clocks indicating the time accurately. Quartz is used in virtually all types of watches worldwide.
- Geneva, Patek Philippe Museum houses an impressive collection of clocks, music boxes and jewelry miniature depicting the history of watchmaking in the sixteenth century until the twentieth century.
Babylonians, Egyptians started measuring time at least 5,000 years ago. Introduced calendars to organize and coordinate activities and events, to schedule transportation of goods and, in particular, to regulate agricultural work: planting and harvesting. Their calendars were based on cyclical natural phenomena: day sun, moon phases, seasons change, the movement of the planets.
Based on religious grounds, the Egyptians were the first who, around 2100 BC, they divided the night into 12 equal units, studying the apparent movement of the stars associated with different deities. Six centuries later, when the first sundials. Historical documents of the publication of numerous concurrent timing devices: the ancient Chinese used water clocks and hourglass, the latter probably made in Mesopotamia, Jews used the solar obelisk Greeks – plumb and water clocks.