Dating omega watches


One account says that the word "watch" came from the Old English word woecce which meant "watchman", because it was used by town watchmen to keep track of their shifts at work.



Expensive collectible watches, valued more for their elaborate craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal and glamorous design than for simple timekeeping, often have traditional mechanical movements, even though they are less accurate and more expensive than electronic ones.Time-related features such as timers, chronographs and alarm functions are common.Some modern designs incorporate calculators, GPS and Bluetooth technology or have heart-rate monitoring capabilities.A wristwatch is designed to be worn around the wrist, attached by a watch strap or other type of bracelet.

A pocket watch is designed for a person to carry in a pocket.

The concept of the wristwatch goes back to the production of the very earliest watches in the 16th century.