As human beings we are inextricably linked with time. So much of our day is based on time and timeliness and watches are a personalized clock for the wrist which assists us in keeping on time. American were first wooed by the fashion, styling, and mechanical prowess of the European watchmakers and over time honed their own skills and developed their own fashion for watches. Today's markets provide watches for children, as well as adults ranging in price from under ten dollars to over a half a million dollars. Some brand names of watches which furnish Americans with watches are Timex, Patek Phillippe, and Rolex. For further reading about american watch history, or for for information concerning the history of specific makes of watches, you can see the DeMesy web site.