Waves Collection

Wristlet Watch

$115.00 USD $180.00 USD
  • Wristlet Watch

Waves Collection

Wristlet Watch

$115.00 USD $180.00 USD

In an attempt to re-create the 19th century legendary design of the wrist strap that was used to carry pocket watches, (Also known then as "Wristlet") the Wristlet Watch was born!

Wrist watches were almost exclusively worn by women, while men used pocket-watches up until the early 20th century. There were some technical and social barriers that the modern wristwatches had to overcome to become an essential part of every man’s wardrobe as we know today.

History has it that the 'wrist strap' was first used to house pocket watches onto the wrists for the ease of checking time during the Boer War era. Pocket watches were clumsy to carry and thus difficult to operate while in combat. Therefore, soldiers fitted them into primitive “cupped” leather straps so they could be worn on the wrist, thereby freeing up their hands during battle. The inspiration for the Wristlet Watch design comes from these primitive “cupped” leather straps.

With the Wristlet Watch, you have an intriguing story to tell while owning a piece of history!

Strap Material English Calf Leather
Movement Swiss Quartz Movement
Crystal Sapphire
Case Diameter 37mm
Wristlet Diameter 45mm
Case Thickness 8mm
Band Width 22mm