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Origin of pocket watches

Watches has been used to denote time since past. The watches that you used to strap over your wrist are known as the wrist watch. 

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After the World War I the wrist watches began replacing the pocket watches. This was because the watches that you used to get at that time were big in size and the weight of the watch is also heavy due to which it became very difficult for the people to carry it along with them. But the watches that are designed now a day by making use of the latest technology are easy to carry along with you. The size of this type of watch also reduced and the weight of the watch also reduced a bit. Some of the variety of this type of watch comes with a big chain with it which you can worn around your neck or you can also attach it with your shirt button hole or bag etc. the two most popular style in which you get the pocket watches is the hunter style and the open face style. The open face pocket watch is a type of watch which does not come with a covering on the crystal face. The other model i.e. the hunter model comes with a metal case which you can close to protect the dial of the watch from any damage to the dial of the watch. The cover of this type of pocket watches also protect the watch from any scratch on the watch and it also protect the watch from dust and dirt too. In this type of watch without opening the face of the watch you can read the time of the watch.  The movement of the watch in these two types of watch is also different. The earlier design of the pocket watches comes with a key which is used to set the time and also to set the movement of the watch. With the help of the key you can also set the time as well as wind the watch. After the coming up of the wrist watch the popularity of the pocket watches also reduced. But with the advancement of technology as new design watches are coming up so the popularity of this type of watch is also increasing day by day. Now a day this type of watch also comes with some different design and color and shape and because of this the look of the watch also changed. The metal that is used to make the pocket watches also changed and so the weight of this type of watch also reduced. 

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