Although the main purpose of a watch is to tell time, it has evolved as a fashion statement over the centuries. The era of the hourglass watches and sundials is long gone. Watches are now considered to speak volumes about the wearers standing in the society.
Earlier, there were only pocket watches that were carried in a pocket and hung with a chain to the neck. The wristwatch is a smaller version of the pocket watch and is a fairly recent invention. There have been and are watches that are powered differently, like the self-winding, battery, digital, kinetic, light powered, and thermal powered watches.
The varieties of watches that are found in the market are mind-boggling. There are watches that show two times. If you are traveling, the time back home is also shown along with the time of the place you are in. There are waterproof watches that can be used under water too. They have a covering on them that protects them from getting wet. In fact, you can buy them just to protect your watch from getting spoiled during day-to-day activities or when raining. Stopwatches are used in sports to track exact timing, to the second.
Watches that have heart...