Today we have computers, televisions, alarm clocks and a vast array of electronics and different technology. This is a big difference from just a couple hundred years ago when the only form of technology in a home that existed was the clock. Clocks and timepieces were both functional and often the most expensive bit of technology average consumers owned. Read more...
Spring-powered clocks were popular as far back as the 14th century and gave birth to the watches of the 17th century. With the progression of technology spring-powered devices were replaced by vibrating quartz crystal that produce accurately timed electronic pulses. Modern watches are primarily digital or even known as smartwatches, featuring elaborate functions.
What makes watches valuable is not just how well they tell time or what extra features are offered. Watchmakers who exhibit elaborate craftsmanship, aesthetic or glamorous designs can make a simple, household item, worth millions. Read less