There is a large variety of watches that are manufactured all around the world. It sees as if every country manufactures their own brand of watches these days. However, the best-made watches are still manufactured in Switzerland and Japan. Swiss watches have been around for a very long time, they have always been famous for their unique and precise time keeping. Then shortly after the Second World War, Japan began making watches. Japan wanted to have a watch that would at least match the precision of the Swiss watches.
Swiss watches have always shown a sign of prestige and luxury. Anyone who owned a Swiss made watch was considered to be very well off. Usually only people in very high positions were the only ones that could afford them. Japan's watches were manufactured with almost the same high standards as the Swiss watches but somehow did not get the prestige that they deserved. However, I have a Japanese watch that I have had for many, many years, and it still keeps the correct time.
Japan did not let the loss of prestige get them down. They began developing new technologies and came up with some standards that changed the world. Japan was the first watch manufacturers to develop calendar watches, such as the famous Seiko watch, which became known as The Watch of its time. Then the Japanese developed digital watches a few years later. Japan has retained the number one ranking watch manufacturing country to be the world's first when it came to watch developments. It has not been very many years ago that the Japanese watch manufacturers developed watches with sensors built inside them. As the years have gone by, the Japanese leads all the countries of the world in modernized watches.
In today's society especially in the United States and in the UK, Rolex watches have become very fashionable and prestigious, among the upper class. There have been many famous people who have a watch brand named after them. Still there is no watch that can compare in terms of history, innovation and design with a good old high end watch manufactured in Japan or Switzerland.
Japanese and Swiss watches remain the leaders in precision timepieces. Swiss watch manufacturers borrow technologies from the Japanese, develop it, and add a new technology for watches from what they have learned, and vice versa. There have been watches manufactured to look like bracelets, and necklaces, as well as finger watches, and brooches. The Swiss and the Japanese continue to improve all their watch types, from the scuba watches to the space age watches that have to tolerate a "0" gravity environment. They are beginning to install pre-programmed games inside some of their brand name watches, such as Tetris, and a few other popular games. A person can now purchase a watch that is a cell phone; it also has a GPS locator. This is an upgrade from the 1980's Seiko watch, which marketed a watch television.
Even with all these new developments in watches, most people wear a stylish wristwatch more for its fashion than anything else. The Swiss and the Japanese are continuously creating watches that are to become a collectable work of art, rather than just worn as a timepiece. If you would like to see just what is in the future of wristwatches, you can research concept watches on the internet. You will be amazed at what you see.
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