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Time to measure and treasure

Though nobody can tell more or less accurately what time really is, the necessity to accurately tell the time has been troubling people for thousands of years. Ancient Greeks told time by the Sun, measuring their own shadows or observing the position of the shadow on the face of a huge sun clock. That is widely known, compared to the fact that some peoples (the Chinese, for example, or Greeks) used water or even fire to measure time. Of course, such measurement lacked accuracy. People had to go a long way to achieve the convenience and precision that we enjoy in modern clocks and watches. A variety of constructions were invented and tried by such great minds as Galileo Galilee (unfortunately, his clock mechanism was destroyed by his son as a result of severe mental illness), Pierre Bomarche and Francois Voltaire (did you know that writing plays or philosophical essays originally was not their primary occupation? They were expert watch-makers of their time!) Creating a good clock or watch was deemed to be an art. In the 16th century the French watch-makers even came to their king and insisted that he should pass a bill according to which only people with special training, knowledge and perfect skills should be allowed into watch-making. This resulted into debates (or even arguments) with jewelers, who claimed making watches of precious metals and gemstones to be their business (In those times kings and nobility already wanted their timepieces to match their social position). Jewelers not certified as watch-makers could be taken to court and fined for making watches. But we shall see that the time will take jewelers and watch-makers together! The idea of the first wrist watch belongs to Josephine, the wife of Napoleon. She had them made, but for about 70 years she remained the only person to wear a wrist watch, while others found it more convenient to carry their watches in their pockets or wearing them on a chain. So they did, until marine officers realized the advantages of wrist watches, and the German Admiralty ordered a great number of wrist watches to Swiss watch-makers. The First World War was the final step in making the wrist watch the most common means of telling the time due to their convenience and size. Modern requirements say a watch must be both precise and beautiful. For this reason not only watch-makers, but also designers and jewelers are involved in their creation. Alongside with basic inexpensive models, watches are made of gold, silver, platinum, decorated with gemstones. Quite a popular trend is diamond watches. Wearing a diamond watch is one of the traditional ways to demonstrate wealth as well as style. There are a number of companies producing top-quality watches, such as Benny and Co. or Joe Rodeo, so you might spend a lot of time trying to choose the best model. For example, Joe Rodeo diamond watches are made in hundreds of variations to accomplish your style, should it be classic or hip-hop. Joe Rodeo watches are famous for being not only trendy, but also very reliable. Today everybody wears a watch, because we value our time. But if it is something like a Joe Rodeo watch, its beauty makes us forget to some extent that time is passing by and never comes back.

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