The History of Military Watches

It may seem to many who experience it, that war destroys ones sense of time. Being in a high adrenaline atmosphere may make minutes seem like hours and vice versa. Watches, therefore, have become a critical accessory for those at war – and the design and engineering involved has had a big influence on timepieces all over. See the timeline above for how the evolution of military watches since the late 19th century.

The History of Military Watches was first published on The Watch Gallery.

James Carson graduated from the University of York with a degree in English and History and have a keen interested in both World Wars and popular science - particularly space.