Pocket Watch History

  • Pocket Watch History


    The pocket watch is heavily inspired by the Polaris which is commonly known as the North Star and this star is the brightest in the constellation or Ursa Minor. Polaris is a type of star that astronomers use to figure distances to star clusters and galaxies.
    The inner circle of the watch represents the name of the twelve zodiac signs. 
    The circle in the middle represents the 24 solar terms. A solar term is any of 24 points in traditional East Asian lunisolar calendars that matches a particular astronomical event or signifies some natural phenomenon.
    The outer circle represents the 12 two-hour periods of the day. For example, 12 o’clock is split into 12am which is known as “wu chu / 午初” and 12pm which is known as “wu zheng/ 午正”. This is to signify the whether the time is said to be in the wee hours/morning or in the afternoon/night.