We started thinking about why watches are so popular and where the first concept of wearing a wrist watch ever came. The idea of a timepiece of course started with clocks a very long time ago. Then we wanted to go even further and figure out who the first person was to wear one. It turns out the first watch was created by Patek Philippe in 1868 for Countess Koscowicz from Hungary. Then in 1880 Girard Perregaux made 2000 watches for German Naval Officers, but mostly women wore them until the first World War. In 1904 Louis Cartier started making watches and the first ones didn’t go on sale until 1911.
Even though these started to gain popularity, pocket watches remained among the favorites. A pocket watch can be very elegant, but seems like it takes up so much space compared to regular watches. During the war soldiers had to keep hands free so they started to wear wrist watches as well. In 1923 the self winding system was invented, although was too bulky to wear comfortably. In 1950 the first electric watches started being produced and it wasn’t until 1969 that quartz watches came out. Since then men’s and women’s watches have become very popular and even become a fashion statement.
It seems pretty obvious, but makes you think how it started and why people feel the ways they do about gold jewelry overall. It has always been seen in modern culture as a status symbol, but so many people wear it just because of the beautiful designs. Imagine a couple going out to dinner and the man giving the woman a loaf of bread instead of something like gold earrings or a silver chain for a present. It might go over well in some places, but most of the time we feel that the jewelry would have a better response. A man might be happy getting something like a new power tool or ladder, but he would probably enjoy a watch much more in most cases.
Gold Diamond Cut Earrings
It has been countless years since the idea of giving jewelry started. Maybe in caveman times, the men could come home with dinosaur bones and the women would be happy. We are pretty sure even back then if he brought home a necklace made of just rocks she would have a smile on her face. Actually, even now everyone is happy to have a spontaneous gift brought home to them, so maybe that wasn’t the best example. We are sure you get the idea of what we are saying about jewelry being fun to wear though. Overall it really is the thought that counts, so any type of gold jewelry such as necklaces, chains, bracelets, earrings or anything you bring home should be greatly appreciated.
Did you know that the United States is one of the few countries in the world that has an official day on which Father’s Day is celebrated? Fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, fathers-to-be all have a day to stand in the spotlight. As “non-traditional” family structures become more common, nurturing men, like big brothers, brothers-in-law, uncles, neighbors and others who are “like a father” are also honored on Father’s Day. Some people just like to get cards and take dad to dinner, but others like to buy jewelry for dad and a lot will opt for a nice watch.
Father’s Day originated in 1909 when a woman named Sonora Dodd came up with the idea. Mrs. Dodd’s father, William Jackson Smart, had raised her and her five siblings after their mother died during childbirth. While listening to a Mother’s Day sermon at a church near her family’s home in eastern Washington State, Mrs. Dodd thought about the sacrifices her father had made for his children and the fine job he had done in raising them. Because her father had been born in June, she decided to encourage the churches in her area to honor fathers in June. Through her efforts, the first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington, during June 1910.
Charles Hubert Watch
On the third Sunday in June, fathers all across the United States are given presents, treated to dinner or otherwise made to feel special. I believe my dad is worth his weight in gold. The bonds we have to those who have given so much to us throughout our lives are links in our chain of life. Whatever type of jewelry, watch or gift you give just make sure to remind your dad how much you love him. How will you honor that special father on Father’s Day?