Ask a true horologie aficionado about pocket watches and you will get a smile in return.
Back then great men would take pride owning a quality pocket watch be it simple calendar , quarter repeater or a perpetual calendar either in hunter case or open back .
The winding of the watch was almost a daily ceremony back then . Evolved from clock watches the pocket watches became the symbol of intellectual movement among the elites. Till mass production of simple watches when it gave access to the common man .
It’s said that rise of rail road in USA catapulted the demand of pocket watches in mid of 19th century.
The greatest watchmakers ever worked on pocket watches Breguet, Jaquet Droz, Berthoud, Perrelet, Arnold, Janvier, Moinet, Jurgensen, Bovet, Adrien , Lange, Grossmann, Philippe , the list is exhaustive.
The journey of wrist watches is still in infancy. Still in evolution.