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telling time with a timeless timepiece x Daniel Wellington

Circa 1500, a German locksmith began making small, portable, ornamental clocks often worn as pendants and broaches.  In 1770, a Swiss horologist (someone who studies measurements of time), created the first self-winding mechanism for pocket watches.  
Finally, in 1923, a British watch repairer created the first "automatic" watch, quickly adding it to mainstream culture, just in time for the fashions of the roaring 20s.  Almost a century later, the pocket watch is a rarely spotted novelty, while the wristwatch remains an unchanged wardrobe staple.
From its invention, until about the late 90's, the steady wristwatch had never really met a contender.  Although wall clocks and even computer clocks were always competing for our attention, besides the watch, there was no other time keeping mobile device we could all carry around.  
The wristwatch always had a two-pronged function: the practicality of accurate time keeping and the panache of fashionable jewelry.  It's even…

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