First came the sundial, indicating the time of day with the shadow produced a needle on a flat surface exposed to the sun. The Chinese already used 3000 BC Of course, did not work rainy days; quadrants were modified according to the terrestrial latitudes (for varying the inclination of the sun’s rays), and did not perform a safe measurement due to the different duration of the day in each season. So they were born the hourglasses, containers acting as water clocks. They were used in Babylon and Egypt first, and Greece and Rome later. The liquid passed from one container to a vessel, as is filled, marked the hours. Around the third century came the sand.
The first operated with counterweights was manufactured in the eighth century. By the 1300s, these mechanisms were common in some European churches watches. Still it continues doing well the Salisbury Cathedral, England, installed in 1386.
The first pocket watch is invented 1477, but it not retained. It is mentioned in a manuscript of the library of Augsburg. With the law of the pendulum (Galileo around 1600), the Dutch mathematician and physicist Christiaan Huygens manufacture the first watch of this type in 1657, applying the system on a wall model. However, the pieces were inaccurate and still wore in timekeeping. But Nicholas Faccio modified them: he used rubies and sapphires in the mechanism. The hardness of the stones reduced errors rubbing and wear.
In the present
Iadarola is a house with more than 50 years experience in antique watches according to Tucsonsmartwatches.com. They buy, restore and sell models of all ages and styles. They even have workshops that manufacture items that can not be achieved. For example, it is the first clock that gave the official time in Argentina. They do not work with reproductions or copies: only authentic. A visit to the local is like traveling back in time.
Modernity in this area is easy to find. There are models opaque metal wall for minimalist ambiences. The most widespread in this style include wooden frames in different ways, but always emphasizing clean lines.
More rustic, you can get those betting on nature. They come in Patagonian woods and include, for example, dried flowers. The quadrants are of various shapes: round, oval, hexagonal are some of them. Air will incorporate a country home. However, if practicality is sought must be present or the plastic resin.
Sources: Tewens: Avda. Rivadavia 5190. Greek: Gallery Paris, 4975. Avda Rivadavia. Iadarola: Parana 942; . 4811-3218 Alchemy: Hair 3688. Folk: Shopping Caballito. Container: Gallery Acoyte, Avenida Rivadavia 4985, Local 4. consulted Website. Webs.sinectis.com.ar/mcagliani/hreloj.htm . Simple: Gurruchaga 2181.
Models and prices
Round : resin, $ 15 (Tewens).
Round: plastic, $ 10 (Tewens).
Rectangular: in Patagonian woods like cypress and radal, combined with dried flowers from $ 42 (Greek).
Round: opaque metal, with white dial and black numbers, $ 32 (Alchemy).
Round: with Roman numerals and wooden frame, $ 52 (Container).
Round: with dried flowers from $ 62 (Folk).
Oval: with dried flowers, $ 95 (Folk).