An article on the adoption of wristwatches
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    An article on the adoption of wristwatches

    the Atlantic has an article on the history of adoption of wristwatches.
    I know many of you are experts on that subject, but the article includes
    references I have not seen. You might like to see some of those.

    A Brief History of the Wristwatch
    by Uri Friedman May 27, 2015


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    Re: An article on the adoption of wristwatches

    A excellent synopsis of what has been brought up in a number of posts on this forum. I wonder if the author was reading here, or even a member?
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    Re: An article on the adoption of wristwatches

    Nice article, thanks for posting
    I don't feel the writer used info from WUS, his wording and sources, i believe are from elsewhere.

    The Mappin, Campaign Advert that I have posted here a few time ho took from elsewhere, and of course his dates of 1899-1902 (Boer war) are well outdated with the photo of 1879.

    Still a good article
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    Re: An article on the adoption of wristwatches

    Interesting link/article and yes some things are reflected in similar threads here in Wus.
    That part that piked my interest most was this paragraph.........


    "European soldiers were outfitting the device with unbreakable glass to survive the trenches and radium to illuminate the display at night. And civilians, seeing the wristwatch’s practical benefits over the pocket watch, were parroting the behavior."


    .....i have just bought a trench watch recently as part of a self watch repair course,and the project is going well,the mention of the outfiitting of a new crystal seems to relate to my watch,so would it be fair to say my watch has seen action in the trenches.........
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    It has a series of dents around the bezel to hold in the thick glass.Hmmmmmm........
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