Are They Obsolete? Why Wrist Watches Stand the Test of Time
There was a time when wristwatches were the only way to tell time. With the invention of smart phones, that all changed. Or did it? While smartwatches have taken over the market in recent years, wristwatches still have a few advantages that make them stand out from the crowd. In this blog post, we will discuss some of those advantages and why wristwatches are still a popular choice for many people.
When were wristwatches invented?
Wristwatches first entered the scene in 1810 and since then, they have undergone quite a few changes. The first wristwatches were actually more like bracelets and were only meant to be worn by women. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that wristwatches became more widely accepted and began to be worn by both men and women, due in large part to the acceptance of wristwatches by US soldier on the battlefields of World War I. It was then that civilians began to see the utility in wristwatches, and they quickly became a popular fashion accessory.
Are smartwatches better than wristwatches?
Turn the clock a few hundred years in the future, and a new kind of time piece enters the scene: smartwatches. With the emergence of the Digital Age and the invention of smart phones, smartwatches were the logical next step for developers looking to make phones more compact and accessible. But while smartwatches may be the new kid on the block, wristwatches still have a few advantages that make them worth considering.
Why are wristwatches more reliable?
First off, wristwatches are more accurate and more reliable than smartwatches. Smartwatch technology is still in its infancy—remember, wristwatches have been around for over 200 years—and as such it is not as accurate as wristwatches. And since wristwatches don’t require regular charging, you are never left in a time lapse lurch.
Why are wristwatches more durable?
In addition, wristwatches are more durable than smartwatches. They can withstand being dropped and bumped much better than smartwatches can. This is because high quality wristwatch brands curate their watches from the finest materials to make certain your watch doesn’t wear and tear. Smartwatches, however, are meant to updated as technology evolves, giving them a much shorter shelf life, and a steeper maintenance cost.
Wristwatches are here to stay.
So, whether you are looking for a timepiece that is accurate, reliable, and durable—or you simply prefer the classic look of a wristwatch over a smartwatch—wristwatches are still a great choice in today’s market. And with so many different styles and brands to choose from, there is sure to be a wristwatch out there that is perfect for you. So go ahead and take the plunge—your wrist will thank you!
What are your thoughts? Do you still wear a wristwatch, or have you made the switch to a smartwatch? Tell us what you think.