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Clocks first appeared in 15th century, and they where at this time exclusively manufactured in Europe. The invention and realization of portable timepieces, nowadays known as "watch" or "Wristwatch", was made possible thanks to the invention of what is called the mainspring.

The Nuremberg clockmaker Peter Henlein invented the mainspring in 1511, and many references to 'clocks where find about his activities.

At this time, clocks where without weights and only 2 examples survived and reveal that spring powered clocks appeared only from the middle of the 15th century.

Henlein was already known as a talented craftsman of early "clock-watches". His production were used as ornamental pieces, and were the first timepieces worn on the body. He is considered as the inventor of the wristwatch, and had Johann Cochläus in 1511 as a mentor.

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Fine timepieces are without any doubt the one of the reason why we ended up as watch collectors. If your hobby is collecting, trading and selling beautiful and rare wristwatch this website should help you to stay tuned about the latest market's information and new upcoming brands.

We would like to thank and the watchmakers for making dreams happen. They produce amazing machines and are always working hard to overpass their limits, and bring to life wonderful movements and mechanisms :