Jan 19, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 இ Baŋäŋaz இ 47 comments
Bartholomew Manfredi tooted the pocket clock in 1462 and couple of centuries later, a locksmith from Nuremberg, Peter Henlein invented the portable watch in the 16th century. It soon evolved to wrist watch in the late 1800s by a Swiss watch maker, Patek Phillippe; though at first only women wore them. The man's wristwatch was invented by Louis Cartier in the early 1900s. We salute the inventors and grateful to them for giving us the convenience all these years to show us the time.
Know this is crazy but I wonder (all becoz of Manglish, who started off with 'wonder') how many still wear a watch or keep them at home? Let's do a simple short test and see how high is your awareness level or are you taking your closest 'buddy' for granted even though it sticks to your skin as long as 12 hours per day for many years. Here we go..
1. What is the face color of your favorite watch?
2. Is there a date, if yes where is it situated at, the '3' or '6'?
3. Any idea is it in Roman numerals or natural numbers?
4. Is there a third hand showing the seconds?
5. Leather strap or metal strips?
So how well do you know your watch? You will be surprised at the finding even though we have been wearing it for ages. There are many ways of reading and telling the time from a watch, a clock or the latest handphone. What an awkward way to 'Ass' for the time? Check this out..
How much do you value your watch? Do you wear an expensive timepiece or just like me instead of owning only one expensive watch I can have dozen other watches?