Widespread adaptation of wristwatches occurred in the 1930s when they practically began to take over from pocket watches. The main reason why wristwatches started their domination on the market was rather practical. Therefore, the famous watchmakers of the time started to weld arches on each side of the case of their pocket watches in order to slip a strap at the back and to create a timepiece which will be appropriate to be worn on the wrist.
Tissot Heritage 1936 Watch, introduced earlier this month at the Baselworld 2016 watch exhibition, exactly echoes these very first wristwatches – it is a pocket watch that comes with a strap.
As its name suggests, this modern reinterpretation of the historic wristwatches from 1930s is actually based on a pocketwatch from 1936.
When the leather strap is removed, it is possible to open the case back and to enjoy the amazing works of the hand-wound mechanical movement. The impeccable mechanism is capable to deliver a fairly generous power reserve of around 42 hours when fully wound.
The Heritage 1936 timepiece from the Tissot is housed in a vintage-styled case crafted from stainless steel. The case measures 45mm in diameter and it is constructed to resist water pressure up to 50 meters (approximately 165 feet).
The retro style of the watch is especially visible on its dial via vintage Arabic numerals and retro-designed hour and minute hands.
This interesting Tissot’s novelty comes with a comfortable brown leather strap which is secured to the wearer’s wrist with a steel buckle. The strap can be removed in the same manner as a popular NATO strap.