John Harwood Inventor of Self Winding (Automatic) Wrist Watches

28Nov

John Harwood Inventor of Self Winding (Automatic) Wrist Watches

The idea of automatic winding dates back to the 1770's when it was first tried out by Swiss watchmaker Abram-Louis Perrelet (1729-1826), but it was first applied to wristwatches by John Harwood (1893-1964) in 1922. Harwood, a watchmaker of Bolton, Lancashire, had for some years, before taking out his patent of 1924,

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