How to read Single Hand watchess

Single hand watches may appear unconventional or even strange to many of us today but telling the time using just a single hand was in fact the normal way when pocket watches were introduced in the early 16th century.

In fact timekeeping began with just a single hand, sundials and the early church clocks kept time this way.

So the single hand watch is continuing an age-old method of measuring time.

The introduction of a 2nd hand must have seemed as odd to people in the late 17th century as single hand watches appear to us today.

By having a design that recalls the early timepieces, single hand watches are imbued with a sense of classicism whilst drawing attention to the early origins of the watchmakers craft.

For those with a minimalist taste in watches, they must surely be appealing.