5 ways our ancestors learnt how to calculate time

When the alarm clock rings on a Monday morning, it is fair to say that this is an instance where we’d prefer that time didn’t exist- but without it life as we know it would most likely cease to exist.

A life without time management and structure would be a very different and a much less productive world- it is hard to imagine a life without rushing to be on time, never mind living without the style credentials a favourite watch can bring.

Journey back in time about 6,000 years when our ancestors began to build civilisations and this was the dilemma they faced. No longer was the division of day and night sufficient- a more unified system of time keeping was required.

Before the clocks and watches we have come to know and love today became so highly integrated into our everyday lives, techniques with varying levels of accuracy were used.

Here are some of the more commonly known methods from the past which enabled man to calculate time.

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Three Ways to Maintain The Life of Your Watch at Home

A good watch requires regular care in order to run to the best of its abilities. There are different processes of care as well as standard maintenance for all time pieces, and adhering to these various steps will help to keep your watch working with precision and accuracy.

What’s more, much of these maintenance requirements can be done in the home, which allows you to keep on top of your watch care with ease and simplicity.

Let’s take a look at proper watch care and how you can look after yours.

1. Keeping it clean

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5 Must Have Apps for the Watch Enthusiast

If you love watches but equally love your smartphone, combining the two naturally makes sense. Where many choose to double up and rely on their phone leaving their watch at home, a true watch lover will always continue to wear their watch with pride.

Catering for their needs, there has been a recent influx of apps available for those who like to keep on top of the latest trends, be the first to see the latest models on the market and keep their knowledge up to scratch.

We’ve picked out five of the best apps currently available for download to make your smartphone a watch lover’s paradise.

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From Chronometers to Chronographs, Here’s 15 Watch Terms and Meanings You Need To Know

If you are new to the world of watches knowing the difference between your chronometers and chronographs can be confusing. With a variety of specific terms out there, although your jeweller or favourite watch stockist will be able to advise you on the most suitable watch for your needs and requirements, knowing a thing or two will help you make an informed choice of your own accord.

Taking the mystery out of the decision making process, we’ve explained 15 commonly used terms- take these on board and you’ll look like the most educated of wrist watch experts.

 

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