The watch democratized with women initially by adapting to their collars, then in the 19th century, miniaturizing itself as a ring. Read the time when the watch was hung on their necks was not most practical, torticolis was almost assured. You'll have understood it. watch was used by women more as a fashion accessory than a real time measurement tool.
The first bracelet watch was born in the late 16th century, when the Count of Leicester had the idea of hanging a wristband to a watch to offer it to Queen Elizabeth Ire. At the end of the XIXeme century the bracelet watch begins to adopt itself because is significantly more practical than the watches worn around the neck. However, this accessory remains almost exclusively for women, as the wristwatch is considered too effeminate by men of the time. It will be necessary to wait for the Boer War (1899-1902) and the First World War for the bracelet watch or adopted by Men. The wristwatch has demonstrated its practice during the fighting and therefore is a keen craze.
The first watches were naturally manual reassembly watches. Each day it was necessary to go up his watch to re-roll the spring and thus allow the watch to function. The automatic reassembled mechanical watch (named during its creation perpetual watch) was created in 1778 thanks to Abrahal Louis Perrelet, so no need to reassemble his watch every night! This mechanism remains a technical prowess for the time but does not develop. It is only in the 20th century with the arrival of the wristwatch that the man automatic watch and the woman automatic watchdemocratize and adopt themselves in all watchmaking. The first watch at Quartz (pile show) was created by Seiko in 1969, this technology allows for increased accuracy of watches and is a true revolution in the world of clockwork.