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The hon­our of hav­ing cre­ated the first wrist­watch be­longs to Patek Philippe. It was con­sid­ered a fem­i­nine ac­ces­sory, with much smaller move­ments than pocket watches and thus kept poor time. It wasn’t un­til World War I and the ac­tive use of mod­ern weaponry that wrist­watches be­came re­garded as a men’s tool. Strapped to the wrist with mil­i­tary can­vas and used to time cam­paigns, wrist­watches con­quered the world.

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