When you take design cues and aesthetic inspiration from the 19th century, odds are you’re going to create something rather unique. When you incorporate those cues and inspirations into a timepiece, the end result is the Wristlet Watch.

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White Stitching

 DARK BROWN

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BROWN

 

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TAN

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BLACK

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Same Color Stitching

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BLACK

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DARK BROWN

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TAN

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SPECIFICATIONS

Strap Material: English Calf Leather

Movement: Ronda Swiss Quartz Movement

Crystal: Sapphire

Case Diameter: 37mm and 32mm

Wristlet Diameter: 45mm and 37mm

Case Thickness: 8mm Face Diameter: 32mm(for 37mm case) and 27mm (for 32mm case)

Band Width: 22mm and 20mm

 

STORY

 

Military Wristlet Watch

Military Wristlet Watch

In the 18th and 19th Century, the majority of men used pocket watches to keep time. There were some technical and social barriers that the modern wristwatches had to overcome to become essential part of every man’s wardrobe as we know today. This is true, despite the fact that, all gadgets used today have a built in clock and wristwatches are not needed to tell the time!

This is our attempt to re-create that 19th century legendary design of wrist strap (Also known then as “Wristlet”) that was first used to house pocket watches onto the wrists for the ease of checking time during Boer War era. Below you’ll see a picture of one those Wristlets and an advertisement from Mappin and Webb for one of those wristlets.

The Second Boer War was fought between the British and descendants of Dutch settlers called Boers (farmers) between 1899 and 1902 in Southern Africa. The Boers operated as self-organizing commando units; they knew the terrain, and were highly motivated. Against such a

highly mobile adversary, British officers were forced to develop the technique of using precision timing to coordinate troop movements and synchronize attacks against the Boer’s positions.

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Military Wristlet Watch

At first pocket watches were adapted by being placed in leather cups with wrist straps like the one shown in the picture. These were often called “wristlets” and had the benefit that a man could wear his watch on his wrist when circumstances demanded, and then return it to his pocket when fashion rather than expediency ruled. Military men soon realized that strategic maneuvers could be coordinated by time instead of visual or audible signals, thereby increasing the element of surprise.

Wristlet Watch Ad from 1902

Wristlet Watch Ad from 1902

Dr. Konrad Knirim wrote a book called ‘British Military Timepieces’ in which he’s written lot of about Wristlet watches.