Jewelry.com is your source for watch jewelry information. From the origins of the timepiece to watch trends and terms, expand your mind and your jewelry box with our timely watch education section.
Whether it’s a Mickey Mouse novelty watch to a technological marvel encrusted in diamonds – a watch does far more than tell time. It’s a personal statement – a reflection of taste – a mark of achievement. Finding the perfect watch that blends form and function in a style to suit your needs can be a complex quest. Jewelry.com’s guide to watches takes you inside the world of watches and helps you find the perfect watch for every occasion and every desire. From watch maintenance to the history of time – from a glossary of terms to a guide to styles, or even tips on investment pieces, find out all you need to know about the wonderful world of watches.
At the turn of the century, an aviator in France was having difficulty reading his pocket watch while in flight. He asked a friend of his to design a timepiece that he could see while piloting his plane. His friend, Louis Cartier, designed a timepiece that could be worn on the wrist. The rest, as they say, is
history. From collector’s items at auction to ‘disposable’ pieces – from jewel encrusted statement items to multi-functional sports-wear – discover what, where, when and why, when it comes to watches.