History of Watches

History of Watches

Horology has been at the forefront of scientific discovery since the time of the Ancient Greeks. Below is a list of the most notable discoveries and achievements. Date Invention Inventor Nationality possibly 3rd C. BC Toothed Wheel possibly Archimedes (c.287 BC–c.212 BC)  Ancient Greek 14th C. Verge Escapement Unknown Unknown (possibly Britain) c.1430 Mainspring Unknown Unknown (possibly …