History of Mega Markets

Guardian and Guru:

Apple Watch Series 4 was presented by Cook and Company as the wearable in order to improve your heart to maintain your well-being.

In the most critical situation, this watch was also able to provide you full peace of mind through features such as Fall Detection, Emergence SOS and ECG generation.

To become more motivated, more active and more connected to the others, Apple Watch has helped a lot.

Brief History of Amazon:

By looking through the Dictionary, Bezos selected the name. When he was thinking about the name of the new Market then he satisfied with the name of Amazon because such the name was “exotic and different’’.

This name was chosen on the name of the river that is the biggest river in the world.

This Market at the current time is the biggest market in the world. This Market sells almost everything.

This Market is also the best market for watches. So, all kinds of watches can be purchased from this Mega market.

Brief History of eBay:

eBay is also one of the biggest Markets in the world. This is the best market in which people and businesses buy and sell goods and services. The digital watches eBay offers the services of various digital watches just like as

Digital watches for home, digital dive watches, digital watch necklace, digital watches Seiko, digital watches sonata, digital watches Seiko, FastTrack digital watches and many more.

A Brief History of Walmart:

Walmart is a multinational retail corporation of America that runs a series of discounted departmental stores hypermarkets and grocery stores.

In 1962, Sam Walton laid the foundation of Walmart’s’ Headquarter in Bentonville, Arkansas, and on Oct. 31, 1969, it was incorporated. Walmart is known as the largest private employer in the US.

The digital watches Walmart also sells various types of watches. You can purchase almost all kinds of watches from this mega market.

Development in Apple Watch

A Brief History of Apple Watch:

CEO Tim Cook presented Apple Watch in conjunction with iPhone 6. It was originally marketed as a fashion accessory that only focused on the varying band and body styles.

Officially, it released in April 2015, with the specific focus shifting to the fitness-oriented features. The features of the watch included Internet connectivity, text messaging, fitness tracking and voice control.

The standard features not only in today’s smartphone but it is also accessible on your wrist as well. According to CSS Insight, as a result, such the wearable technology is expected to be worth $25 billion by the year 2019.

In the space, the Fitness tracker may be the most popular device but the most valuable segment is only smartwatches (60percent of the market value).

Today, if we just see the brief history of the market then we look back at Apple watch and this is only because of the development of Apple watch that led it to the greatest success.

September 2016: Faster, Brightest and More Capabilities:

The next generation of Apple’s wearable wristwatch was the same as iPhone7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Apple Watch series 2 had the same look and it also felt to be original, but the improvements included a GPS, the brightest display and the powerful dual-core processor. It was the commitment of Apple to improve the health and fitness of its users.

The most notable point was that the users of digital watches waterproof could take it with them while swimming in the pool.

Apple watches 2 could easily count laps and detect stroke type. It could also track the average lap pace. It is more than enough that what a wearable watch was expecting at the time.

September 2017: Leave Your Phone Behind:

Apple took a solid step and it announced Apple Watch series 3 and on the same day, it unveiled not only iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus but also iPhone X. It allows you the freedom to take a call, stream music and interact with more and more without the need to have a Smartphone nearby.

Modern Digital Watch

Timex Data Link 150 (1994)   

In the 1980s, watches with built-in database functionality first appeared on the market but these watches were not very useful if they were not able to transfer the data like a computer.

If they had not this functionality then it would definitely lose their data if their batteries died. With Datalink 150, Timex solved this problem in an appropriate way.

Data link 150, allowed the users of these watches to transfer information from their PC to the watch through an optical sensor that was placed on the watch face.

To transfer the data to the watch, the users of these watches simply held the watch to a PC monitor and very special software on the PC made the monitor flash in a specific pattern that the watch could easily read. By adopting such a method, the data could be easily transferred.

Casio Wrist Camera (2002)

The very first Camera with an integrated digital camera was Casio Wrist Camera. In grayscale, it was having the ability to capture 120-by-120 pixels photos. The fact that Casio watches crammed was a working camera into a watch that turned many heads.

While the emergence of many types of camera watch seemed inevitable since the time period of Dicky Tracy. No doubt, Camera wristwatches were very advanced but these watches have not proved popular in the market of the wristwatch.

Dog Watch

A dog watch is also known as a ‘’Digital Watchdog’’. It is a work shift that is half the length of a standard watch period.

This Watch is typically formed by splitting a four-hour watch period that is between 16:00 and 20:00 as well as (4pm and 8pm) to form 2 two-hour dog watches, with the first dog watch that is from 16:00 to 18:00 as well as (4pm to 6pm) and the second dog-watch that is from 18:00 to 20:00 as well as from (6pm to 8pm).

There was a very solid reason behind the watch existence. It became very essential to split one of the watches in order to create an odd number of watches on a ship’s day.

This allowed the sellers or the manufacturers to stand different types of watches instead of one that forced to stand the mid watch every night.

Classic Digital Watch

TI Star Wars Watch (1977)

In 1976, (TI) as well as Texas-Instruments revolutionized the Digital wristwatch industry by launching the first under-$20LED watch. (TI) produced a licensed LED watch and these watches tied in with the release of Star Wars for only $16.95 in 1977 but the price of such the watches kept dropping.

Industry price cutting had driven most of the high-end digital watch manufacturers out of these businesses, by the end of the decade. TI in those days suffered from its own success. In those days, the dropping profit margins forced the Company to exit the business of watches by 1980 and then the business of digital watches had become less expensive commodity items’ business.

Casio Game-10 (1980)

Plastic case LCD watches, in around 1980, dropped in price dramatically. So the manufacturers of that time found that they had to keep adding functionality in order to justify a profitable price point.

It was really very amazing that the first game watches emerged around 1980. The Game-10 in 1980 was played a 3line interpretation of the space invader. Besides, it also told the time.

Casio C-80 Calculator Watch (1980)

While the very first calculator digital watches Casio landed in the mid of 1970s that we have already seen. In the 1980s, Casio popularized its gadgets.

The calculator watches of Casio were having the best features and it was designed very beautifully. These watches were really very notable because these watches had buttons big enough for the fingers. These buttons could be easily pushed without a stylus.

These watches became the ultimate nerd accessory very soon and are yet to be equaled.

Seiko TV Watch (1982)

The Seiko TV watch was really very advanced in those days. In 1982, it allowed the owners to watch live broadcast TV. Into the watch face, a tiny blue/gray LCD screen was embedded. In those days, there were two types of watches. One was Ordinary while the other was known as Fancy watch.

Both of these types were different because of their functionalities. The tuning electronics were housed in an external box in most of the watches that hooked to the top of the watch. But in the case of the fancy watch, the timepieces were served as fully functional and albeit primitive, (LCD) motion capable was dependent on its own.

Since the first appearance of the electronic digital watch, this has been achieved only one decade.

Digital Watch since 1972 to 1976

Mechanical Digital Watches

In the 1970s, digital watches and digital analog watches first appeared. At that time, these watches were less costly. In the 1920s, the earlier watches used mechanical processes. Such the watches displayed the time in discrete digits on the face of the watch.

Limited Edition, Hamilton Pulsar (1972)

Hamilton Pulsar, the very first electronic digital watch launches in April 1972. In 1972, the price of these watches was about $2,100. It used (LED) as well as Light Emitting Diode display a synthetic ruby crystal.

The display of these watches produced by a complex 25-chip circuit and it was so power hungry. It lit up only when the user pushed the button that was on the front of the unit, and it lit up only temporarily. Just one year later, a similar model was featured in the James Bond movie Live and Let Die.

Seiko 06LC (1973)

The very first (LCD) watch, as well as the First liquid crystal watch, was introduced in 1972. These LCD watches used a different type of LCD technology. These watches were power hungry and were also unstable. Very soon the market moved on to TN Field Effect displays.

Seiko 06LC was one of the newer display models. The design of these watches took a familiar form for an LCD watch that would be seen thousands of times over the next four to five decades.

Hamilton Pulsar Calculator Watch (1976)

Only 3years after the birth of the LED wristwatch, most of the manufacturers showed off prototypes for models containing that was a fully functional calculator. In 1976, the Hamilton Pulsar calculator watch was the first to reach the market.

The buttons of these watches were so small that the user could only press these buttons by using an included stylus. One year later, the Hewlett-Packard HP-01, was another prominent calculator watch.

Digital Watch Series

Seiko-E-Ink Watch (2010)

In 2005, the world very first watch was introduced by Seiko which used an e-ink display. After passing 5years, it also introduced such the wristwatch with an active matrix e-ink display, which not only allowed for greater clarity but also allowed four shades of gray.

At the end of the year, it launched in Japan and it was a handful for the manufacturers followed suit with their e-ink watches.

Apple Watch Series 1(2015)

In 2015, many people feared that digital wristwatches had become mostly obsolete. The actual fact was that many people were checking the time on their mobile phones. However, non-digital wristwatches remained an iconic fashion.

After this, Apple watches came. Apple watches merged functions and the fashions into a smartwatch. These watches were having a vivid OLED screen that linked to iPhone call information.

It was also having advanced abilities such as it could send messages, take health statistics and more. Since then, many of the times, Apple has updated its smartwatch and many Companies followed it. It seemed that this advanced wristwatch has found a new lease on life.

It is the clear or a vivid thing that the wristwatch service is the matter of consumer’s choice so the wristwatch is definitely based on the costumer’s choice.

Electronic Digital Wrist Watches

Hamilton, in 1972, introduced the first commercial electronic digital watch of the world. At that time, its price was about $2,100, which amount is more than $12,000 today.

At the end of the 1970s, such digital watches were regularly retailed for under $10 per piece. At the start of the 1980s, these electronic digital watches were sold at a cheap rate but today, they have been replaced by the smartphone.

The electronic watches have been having not only dramatic evolutionary changes but also a number of offshoot permutations that have almost every feature and type of functionality that you could imagine squeezing into a digital wristwatch.

However, the most dramatic changes were the prices. At the start, these watches were less costly but now a day; such watches are more costly as compare to the digital watches in 19s.

Now, these watches are having the latest and advanced technologies so these wrist watches are having high prices.

Digital Watch Classical Series

Coin Watch

A coin watch is such a watch which is inserted into a coin or medal. A coin watch is specially made by slicing a coin into two disks. One slice of the coin is thinner than the other.

After slicing the coin into two slices, then the watch is embedded into the thicker part and then the two faces of the coin joined by a concealed hinge and catch. When it is closed then the watch is hidden and the presence of the coin looks like any other.

Seiko RC Series

The first Seiko model RC-1000 wrist terminal to interface with a computer was released in 1984.

Such the watch was powered by a computer on a chip and it was developed by Seiko Epson. It was also compatible with most of the very popular portable computers of that time.

The RC-20 wrist computer was released for public in 1985, under the joint brand named ‘Seiko Epson’. Seiko Epson had an SMC84C00-bit Z-80 with a Microprocessor of 8KB of ROM and 2KB of RAM. It had also the applications for scheduling, memos and an app by having a four-function app.

Pixels and most importantly were touch-sensitive. It could be easily connected with a personal computer like the RC-1000 but only in the case through a proprietary cable. It’s had a small display and limited storage and so that it was notable in that it could be programmed.

In 1985, the RC-4000 PC data graph also released and it was the world’s smallest computer terminal. It was having 2KB of storage. In the same year of 1985, the RC-4500 was also having the same features as the RC-4000 had but it came in a variety of bright and flashy colors.

Beautiful Smart Watch

Smartwatch

A wireless digital device that is worn on the wrist is known as a smartwatch. A smartwatch may have the capability of a cellphone, music player or personal digital assistant.

In the early period of 2010, digital watches for boys and some smartwatches were having the general capabilities of a smartphone or having a processor with a mobile operating system which was having the capability of running a variety of mobile apps.

The very first smartwatch was the Linux watch that developed in 1998. This watch was developed by Steve Mann which he presented later in 7Februray, 2000.  A wristwatch that Seiko launched was Ruputer. This wrist watch had a 3.6MHz processor.

Samsung launched the world first and advanced watch phone in 1999. At that time it was known as SPH-WP10. Such the watch was having lots of features just like a speaker and mic.  Monochrome LCD screen.

Such the advanced featured watch was having another advanced feature of 90 minutes of talk time. Another advanced watch was Linux that was made by IBM. The very first version had a 6hours battery life and the more advanced version got extended to 12 hours.

The device got excellent advancement when IBM added an accelerometer that was having a vibrating mechanism and fingerprint sensor features. It also displayed software, Bluetooth, 8MB RAM and 16MB of flash memory. The price of this latest watch was about $399 and the experts especially targeted this device for students and businessmen.

In the early days of 2004, Microsoft Company released the SPOT smartwatch. The Company especially demonstrated it working with coffee makers, weather stations and a clock by having SPOT tech.

The most one of the most advanced features of the smartphone was the information about weather, news, stocks and also sports scores through FM waves.

You only had to buy a subscription that was having the cost of about $39 to $59.

Sony Ericsson launched a wearable watch device which was an external BT display for an Android Smartphone. Between April 12 and May 18, Pebble, an innovative smartwatch that raised most of the money on Kickstarter that reached about to 10.3million.

This special watch had a 32mm 144×168 pixel black and white memory LCD that was manufactured by Sharp with a backlight. This watch also had a vibrating motor and a magnetometer.

Extraordinary Wristwatch

Atomic Wristwatch

The first time, Bathys Hawaii, in 2013, introduced Cesium 133 Atomic watch. It was the first watch that keeps time with an internal atomic clock.

Unlike the other radio watches which are corrected by radio time signals and these signals were received from the government atomic clock, this watch contains a tiny cesium atomic clock that places on a chip.  In this watch, it is reported to keep time to an accuracy of one second in 1000 years.

This watch is based on a chip developed by the breakthrough chip scale atomic clock (CSAC). The program of the US that is known as (DARPA) as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was initiated in 2001 and it produced the first prototype atomic clock chip in 2005.

Such like the other cesium clocks, the watch keeps time with an ultraprecise 9.192631770GHz.

Microwave signal produced by electron transition between the two energy levels in atoms of cesium, which is divided down by digital counters and gives 1 Hz clock signal to drive the hands.

Liquid metal cesium on the chip is a little capsule that is heated to vaporize the cesium.

A laser shines a beam of infrared light with the help of the capsule onto a photodetector. The cesium atoms absorb the light when the oscillator is at the precise frequency.

It also reduces the output of the photodetector. In a phase locked loop, the output of the photodetector is used as feedback which also helps the circuit to keep the oscillator at the exact frequency.

The technology that introduced at that time was coherent population trapping, and it allowed a rack-sized cesium clock to be shrunk small enough to fit on a chip. It played also a very important role to eliminate the need for a bulk microwave cavity.

John Patterson designed the watch. Because the size of the chip was large so the size of the watch was also large. The other problem of the watch was that It must be recharged every 30hours.

Technical Wrist Watch

Quartz Watch

Seiko placed an order in 1959, with Epson to start developing a quartz watch. At that time, the project was codenamed 59A. Seiko had a working prototype of portable quartz by the 1964 Tokyo summer Olympics. It was used as the time measurement through the event.

Seiko 35 SQ Astron, was the first quartz watch to enter production, which on 25 December 1969 hit the shelves. Such watches were the world’s most accurate wristwatch to date.

The technology used in watches, having been developed from Japanese. Thus American and Swiss, nobody could patent the quartz wristwatch’s movement.

In 1969, the introduction of the quartz watch was really proved a revolutionary improvement in watch technology.

In place of the balance wheel, it used a quartz crystal resonator and this resonator vibrated at 8,192 Hz, driven by a battery-powered oscillator circuit.  It used digital counters instead of wheel train.

The higher Q factor along with the coefficient along with quartz’s low temperature resulted in better accuracy than the best mechanical watches.

In 1970, the first digital electronic watch with an LED display was developed by Pulsar. The first wristwatch to hold Marine chronometer certification was introduced in 1974. Such the wrist watches were accurate to 12 seconds per year.

Radio-controlled Wristwatch

Junghans offered the first radio-controlled wristwatch in 1990, which is known as MEGA 1. In these types of watches, the oscillator is set to the correct time on a daily bases by coded radio time signals such as JJY, MSF, RBU, DCF77, and WWVB are by the radio receiver in the watch.

This allows the watch to have the same accuracy as the atomic clock and this is also long-term accuracy. The latest models of such watches are capable of receiving synchronization signals from different time stations worldwide.