Watches are said to have originated from portable spring-driven clocks that first emerged in 15th century Europe. It was not until the 17th century that watches began to be widely worn in pockets. There are conflicting accounts of the origin of the word watch. One account suggests the word is derived from the Old English word woecce which means "watchman". The explanation behind this is that watchmen then used it to keep track of their shifts at work. Another account says that the word comes from 17th-century sailors who used the then-new equipment to time the length of their duty shifts. The mechanism of watches received a boost in 1657 with the addition of the balance spring to the balance wheel. This tremendously increased the accuracy of watches and is credited to have possibly reduced errors from several hours to probably 10 minutes per day and also led to the introduction of the minute indicator around 1680 in Britain and 1700 in France. Improvements in the accuracy of the balance wheel were concentrated on errors from other aspects of watch movements and induced a two-hundred-year series of innovations in watchmaking designs and technologies such as the replacement of the verge escapement with the cylinder escapement. There were also improvements in watch manufacturing, for example, the invention of the tooth-cutting machine led to an increase in the quantity of watch production, albeit assembling and finishing were still executed manually until the 19th century. Today, with the advent of technology and mass production, most watches in the market are very affordable and medium-priced and are mainly used for timekeeping. However, there are exorbitant collectible watches that are valued more for their exquisite craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal, and fashionable design rather than for simple timekeeping. One company that deals on wristwatches and many other items are Casio Computer Company Limited.
About Casio Outlet Store
Casio Outlet Store is a branch of Casio Computer,a Japanese multinational electronics manufacturing firm with headquarters in, Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1946, and in 1957 it launched the world's first entirely electric compact calculator. It was also a pioneer in digital cameras. In the 1980s and 1990s, the company produced several affordable home electronic keyboards for musicians as well as the world's first mass-produced digital watches.
Products and Services of Casio Outlet Store
Casio Outlet Store offers a variety of watches which has segmented into Casio Sports Gear, Pro Trek, G-Shock, Edifice, Baby G, and Casio Collection (a collection of older Casio watches). The company’s products can only be shipped within the UK. Clients have 28 days from the day of purchase to return them if not satisfied.