Watches Are Functional

Watches Are Functional

Any item inspired by the military has a functional use. Wrist watches included.

Wrist watches were first used in the 19th century by the military to synchronize maneuvers during war. Since then, specialized watches have been used in the depths of the ocean by divers and high up in the sky by aviators.

One of the big advantages of a watch – especially over a smartphone – is how long it can operate in the field.  Many watches are made to either be self powered through motion or use a small amount of energy from a battery.  Think years of maintenance free time telling…..compare that to a smart phone's 8 hours!

complicated watch is designed with features beyond the basic function of displaying the time and date. Such a functionality is called a complication. Two of the popular complications are the chronograph, which allows the watch to function as a stopwatch and the moonphase complication, which displays the lunar phase.