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The Military Origins of Wearable Tech, a Century Before the Apple Watch


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The 'trench watch'

The "trench watch," a cross between a pocket watch and wristwatch used by soldiers and aviators during World War I.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons

On July 9, 1916, The New York Times puzzled over a fashion trend: Europeans were starting to wear bracelets with clocks on them.

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