Stonehenge: Ancient celestical
timekeeping instrument? Many
experts think so.
Throughout history, the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars have provided us with a means for measuring the
passage of time and determining the seasons, months, and years.
Little is known about prehistoric timekeeping, but ancient artifacts indicate that people off all
civilizations, were to some extent, preoccupied with measuring and recording the passage of time.
Twenty-thousand year-old architectural remnants discovered in Europe indicate scratched lines and gouged
holes in sticks and bones, possibly used to count the days between moonphases.
Small opening. The dials of some watches (in French: montres à guichet) have apertures in which certain
indications are given (e.g. the date, the hour, etc).
Applique or applied characters are numerals or symbols cut out of sheet metal and stuck or riveted to a dial.
Your watch should be treated like any other piece of fine jewelry. Watches purchased from Gemnation are
highly durable and will last a lifetime with the proper care.
In order to ensure smooth running, it's a good idea to have your watch professionally serviced every 2 to
3 years depending on the complexity of the movement and the wear-and-tear to which you subject it. Periodic
cleaning and proper care will also ensure that your fine timepiece looks its best and gives years of
faithful service. Read More
For decades, wristwatches have been endorsed by celebrities of the stage, screen and sports world.
We have put together a collection of some of these advertisements. Read More