For most of us, when we see pocket watches, we think of hypnotists, magicians and scam artists. After all, they are used in magic tricks, magic shows, and even scams. Most of the time, it is the tool of hypnotists, in which, they use it for “hypnosis”, or the act of putting one in deep sleep, allowing the hypnotist to control their actions and thoughts. However, we fail to realize that a pocket watch has a very deep history in it, one that which we all must take to read. After all, they are the grand father of the modern and stylish “wrist watches”.
For starters, we can thank Peter Heinlein for the invention of pocket watches. He invented it a few centuries ago, way back in 1510. He is, by the way, a locksmith, and a watchmaker, and is considered to be the inventor of watches, which up until this day is still being debated. Unknown to most people, the more typical pocket watches only appeared by the 16th century, and this is because the watches that Peter Heinlein invented and made were quite big, and were not fit to be called a pocket watch (they were called portable or transportable watches). But, as time passed by, the more typical, smaller, and conventional pocket watch was invented.
Also, a pocket watch is not complete without a pocket watch chain. These chains are what make them a watch. This is because, as wristwatches can’t be called a wristwatch if the clock itself isn’t attached to a “wristband” of sorts, a pocket watch doesn’t deserve to called one if it is without a chain. A pocket watch chain is what makes a pocket watch a pocket watch. After all, it would be quite convenient to pull them out of your pockets if there were no chains, right?