6 Interesting Watch Facts You Probably Didn't Know About

Nowadays, a wristwatch is one of the most widely-used time-keeping devices. Just about everyone has one or more watches or has taken one look at his/her wrist to know exactly what time it is. But do you know that a watch smiles at you when you buy one? And do you know why men started wearing wristwatches in the past? Read all about it here!


Why men started to wear watches

The first wristwatches were worn by women. They were worn as a fashion accessory rather than to keep track of time. They were marketed as bracelets for women. Men were more likely to use a pocket watch to tell the time.

During World War 1, wristwatches became more and more popular as soldiers started to wear them instead of a pocket watch. During the heat of battle and to start attacks exactly on time, it was easier to have a quick look at the wrist than to dig out a pocket watch.

Today’s watches not only serve as a timepiece or as a fashion accessory, but they can also serve to make phone calls and to pay. In your nearest MISTER MINIT shop you can find a wide range of analogue, quartz and mechanical watches, both for women as for men.

Why watch sellers make your watch smile

The term “Happy Time” is used to sell watches. New analogue watches are displayed in the shops with the hands on 10 minutes past 10 o’clock or 10 minutes to two o’clock. It looks like they are smiling at you, making you more eager to buy them.

But watches are also set on 10 after 10 (or 10 before 2) for the following reasons: