The History Of The Watch: From The Early 19th Century To Present Day Timepieces!

Written by Chris Vorelli

The watch has made many transformations throughrepparttar years. There have been many modifications and technological advancements that have made it possible to wear them on your wrist and tellrepparttar 142571 time with a push of a button! Unlikerepparttar 142572 watches made many centuries ago,repparttar 142573 watches of today offer cutting edge technology and modern day convenience features. The watch is steeped in history and has seen us through World Wars and Nuclear Warfare. Atrepparttar 142574 end of time, there’s no doubt that we’ll use a watch to make note ofrepparttar 142575 date/time!

To truly understandrepparttar 142576 evolution ofrepparttar 142577 watch, we must take a journey intorepparttar 142578 past. The first timekeeping device was actually a pocket watch. Though, back inrepparttar 142579 day, they were worn aroundrepparttar 142580 neck. I guess we knowrepparttar 142581 occupation of Flava Flav’s early ancestors!

Afterrepparttar 142582 railroad began usingrepparttar 142583 pocket watch,repparttar 142584 watch industry grew by leaps and bounds! Withrepparttar 142585 invention ofrepparttar 142586 wristwatch, watches became increasingly popular among professionals and everyday folk. The LED digital watch andrepparttar 142587 Pilot’s watch have takenrepparttar 142588 watch designs and functions to a whole new level. To date, there are many watchmakers vying for your business! Your best bet is to hop online and viewrepparttar 142589 many different styles, models and prices before you purchase another watch.

The pocket watch isrepparttar 142590 oldest form of watch in production. Inrepparttar 142591 beginning, they were completely customized pieces of jewelry that were mainly owned by royalty orrepparttar 142592 rich. Encrusted with jewels and made ofrepparttar 142593 finest quality materials,repparttar 142594 early pocket watches were not easily affordable. Eventually made into smaller versions and worn aroundrepparttar 142595 neck,repparttar 142596 pocket watch was still mostly considered a fashion accessory. That was untilrepparttar 142597 development ofrepparttar 142598 railroad. Usingrepparttar 142599 pocket watch as a means to schedule train departures and arrivals,repparttar 142600 pocket watch became a time telling necessity. Unfortunately, though,repparttar 142601 early pocket watch models did not accurately tell time; they “lost” time asrepparttar 142602 day progressed, making it impossible to synchronize times among a group of people. Following a train collision, it was deemed thatrepparttar 142603 pocket watch needed to undergo a technological improvement to tell time more accurately.

The revised technology made it possible to begin makingrepparttar 142604 pocket watch smaller and smaller, until it eventually began to be worn onrepparttar 142605 wrist. The wristwatch began to see a dramatic burst of production during wartimes. The military saw a use for a watch that could be easily read while performing duties. The chronograph wristwatches with luminous hands were in high demand! Today, there are a multitude of watch manufacturers that specialize in wristwatch production. There are watches sporting beautiful jewels and watches that are mostly geared toward function. Some are battery operated, while others operate fromrepparttar 142606 power ofrepparttar 142607 sun! There are watches that will fit into any price range, too. Shopping online will allow you to view and compare many wristwatches so that you can pickrepparttar 142608 one that is most perfect for your wants and needs!

Ten Amazing Facts You Didn't Know About Television

Written by Irene Revallio

Byrepparttar timerepparttar 142280 normal American teen has become eighteen years of age they would have spent about 25000 hours watching televison. This means they would have actually spent more time watching televison than learning inrepparttar 142281 class. The 1st TV add in history lasted twenty seconds and was for a timepiece made by a corporation called Bulova. This company also mass producedrepparttar 142282 first watch that went into space. The commercial was aired in July 1941 and went out during a game being played byrepparttar 142283 Brooklyn Dodgers andrepparttar 142284 Philadelphia Phillies. The well known spinning globe that is utilized byrepparttar 142285 NBC evening news program spent many years spinning inrepparttar 142286 incorrect direction. In 1984 this was eventually found and on January 2nd this was rectified and nowrepparttar 142287 globe is spinning as it should be. Way back in 1950 only 10 percent of US households had a television in their possession. By 1960 this had changed to a staggering 90 percent whilst in todays world it is 99 percent with fifty four percent of American children having one in their bedroom. Now more of us own televisions than we do a phone. The highest known annual earnings for a TV actor were given to U.S sit com actor Jerry Seinfeld.He was given an unbelievable $1000000 for each episode. The program lasted eight years and although this fee came into play in about 1997 this still makes Jerryrepparttar 142288 highest paid TV star so far. The highest ever fee paid to show a television advert was $2,000,000 per 30 seconds of time. This was paid by advertisers to show their adds duringrepparttar 142289 very last U.S screening ofrepparttar 142290 well loved comedy series friends. The show was aired by American TV company NBC on May 6 2004 and lasted for a whole hour.

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