Agat, for your wrist

Agat has introduced a classic wristwatch just to prove it is possible. This watch is simply retro and special. You will find it difficult to find one similar elsewhere, either on somebody’s wrist or in a shop.  It looks like an old Zlatoustovsky labeled pocket watch your grandpa would have carried, modified to fit on his wrist.  This is the only model we are currently producing, but we hope to add others in the future.

“Before wristwatches became popular in the 1920s, most watches were pocket watches, which often had covers and were carried in a pocket and attached to a watch chain or watch fob. In the early 1900s, the wristwatch, originally called a Wristlet, was reserved for women and considered more of a passing fad than a serious timepiece. Real gentlemen, who carried pocket watches, were actually quoted as saying they would “sooner wear a skirt as wear a wristwatch”. This all changed in World War I when soldiers on the battlefield found using a pocket watch to be impractical, so they attached the pocket watch to their wrist by a cupped leather strap. It is also believed that Girard-Perregaux equipped the German Imperial Navy in a similar fashion as early as the 1880s, which were used while synchronizing naval attacks and firing artillery.”
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