Have you ever wondered why there are 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes in an hour? Of course, most of us remember learning in science class that it takes the Earth almost 24 hours, 23 hours and 56 minutes to be exact, to rotate once around its axis and this is how we have the amount of hours in one day. However, why 60 seconds and 60 minutes for that matter? Why couldn’t we just use something such as 100 seconds equates to 1 minute and 100 minutes to 1 hour?
In order to answer this question, we have to go back in time; over 5,000 years as a matter of fact. Today’s division of minutes and seconds can be traced back to the Sumerians in early 3500 BC. Their division of time was adopted by the Babylonians and thru them the majority of the world and there you go.
The Babylonians used a sexagesimal system for mathematics and astronomy. This system turned out to be much more useful than other systems in order to avoid complicated notations during different parts of the day. The same system is also what is used in hours in the day, which is where the day and night is divided in 12 subdivisions. You see, twelve is divisible by 2, 3, 4, 6, and itself. Ten only has 3 divisors of 2, 5 and itself. Since there are almost 24 hours in a day, the sexagesimal system just made much more sense to use and that is why it became widespread and still is what we use today to count time.
The Babylonians may be long gone, but their system for telling time lives on today. This ingenuitive process led to complex machinery that brought about clock towers throughout the western world beginning in the mid 1300’s at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy to Big Ben in London. From sun dials, to pocket watches, to iPhones.
Diamonds may be priceless but time is, well, timeless. There is no better gift to let your father or husband know just how special he is than purchasing a timeless gift such as a watch. No matter what style or brand you are looking for, you can find it at Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. If you have no preferences then you can’t go wrong purchasing a Hamilton watch. Hamilton has been manufacturing watches for over 120 years and is widely known for their innovative designs and cutting-edge technology. Hamilton once known as America’s best kept secret when it came to their luxurious timepiece offerings at affordable prices.
If you are looking for a timepiece that is a bit more masculine yet elegant, then consider the Tag Heuer Carrera. These pieces were originally designed for race car drivers and were built to be able to withstand the intense speeds and vibrations experienced during racing. Tag Heuer has been creating timeless timepieces for over 150 years and is the chosen watch for many celebrities and past presidents alike. It was also the first swiss watch to ever enter space and was the chosen timekeeper by the Summer Olympic Games in the 20s. Renowned for their extreme reliability, durability and recognized for their excellence, performance and masculine designs, you can’t go wrong choosing a Tag Heur for your father.
If you would like to see our full lineup of timeless timepieces then pay Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry a visit. We will be more than happy to assist you and we are sure we can find the perfect timepiece for your one and only dad and / or husband. We pride ourselves with excellence, customer service and a wide array of professional, reliable and fashionable timepieces. Whether you are looking to purchase a watch or if you require watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO then you cannot go wrong with Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. Come pay us a visit at 9315 Dorchester Street, Suite 106 in Highlands Ranch or if you need help locating us give us a call at 303-471-TIME (8463).
About Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry
Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry has been providing quality products and professional services as a Family Owned and Operated business to the metropolitan Denver, CO area since 1951. Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry was the very first watch repair and service facility ever opened in Colorado. Dan Matheu, a Certified Master Watchmaker, pioneered the watch repair and services business in Colorado. Today, Scott Matheu, his son, now operates Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. Scott Matheu had a vision to open a watch store in Highlands Ranch, CO fifteen years ago. His vision has led Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry to not only be the largest watch repair and service facility in the Denver Metropolitan area but also the entire state of Colorado!
Whether you are in need of watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO, watch engraving, or even if you have an antique watch that you would like appraised, you can count on Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry to provide you with superior service each and every time. All of our watchmakers are factory trained and CW21 Certified by the American Watchmakers and Clockmakers Institute (AWCI). This certification has the most stringent standards for watchmakers performing repair, restoration, and service work on watches. With the largest service centers in the metropolitan Denver, CO area we are not only able to provide watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO but to the entire 50 states as well.
Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry is also a factory authorized service center for Hamilton, Tag Heuer, Breitling, Tissot, Oris and many more brands. When you use Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry for your watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO, you can rest assured knowing that we have the latest authorized equipment and technology to service your timepiece and you will also receive our (3) three-year warranty on major watch repairs that we provide. If you are considering getting your valuable timepiece repaired or restored, because of our CW21 Certification, you can be confident that Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry will provide you with the highest quality level of watch repair and service. Our CW21 Certification ensures that we possess the superior skills and knowledge for servicing quality watches.