Popularity of wrist watches 'hasn't been hampered'

First published: 05-08-2010

Despite an increase in the number of different devices for telling the time, wrist watches still remain popular.

This is according to an article for heraldnet.com, which emphasised that time telling has evolved throughout the ages.

Church clock towers were commonly used in centuries gone by, before more personal items became available on the market, the piece explained.

"During World War I, the wristwatch was created for soldiers, and by the 1920s the wristwatch was the most popular timepiece to wear," the website noted.

Although mobile phones and other electronic devices now have the ability to display the time, the article suggested that there will always be a place for luxury watches with the modern day consumer.

It seems that luxury watches were popular with one group of thieves in recent days, as the Sun newspaper reports that they took off from a London jewellery store with Rolex and Patek Philippe timepieces.

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