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Clocks and watches with reverse stroke

"But not turn back time, and all my dreams in vain ..." - remember those immortal words of Pushkin? Indeed, is it possible to turn back time? On this question almost everyone confidently answer "no" ... and make a mistake! Nothing is impossible, my friends. Time Machine, unfortunately, has not yet invented, but craftsmen guessed run the clock in the opposite direction in order to create the illusion of "time in backward." Because, you see, all of us are living in an age of stress and eternal haste, and constantly being in the mode of time pressure and ever dreamed of "deploy" time. And the clock with reverse stroke gives us this unique opportunity. Yes, the clocks going in the opposite direction (or, as they are often called, "antiwatch") - is not an invention of science fiction writers, the clocks exist, and the fact of their existence ruthlessly breaks stereotypes. Disappear even uncompromisingly grafted us from childhood concept of hand direction "clockwise": at these clocks hands (I apologize in advance for the tautology) go counter-clockwise, and clocks themselves - are against the established rules! But not rebellion for rebellion is the aim of manufacture of "reverse clock", it is real to identify time for them – for this hour-markers are also placed in reverse order. And if this is a watch with a reverse by the trusted manufacturer, then for the accuracy you will not have to worry. Who ever thought that the hands on the clock have to move in a certain direction?

Azimuth Back in time watch with reverse stroke
Azimuth Back in time watch with reverse stroke

Azimuth Back in time watch with reverse stroke
Azimuth Back in time watch with reverse stroke

The famous watch manufactures have also been affected with the exiting chance to turn time back, which decided to make watches go backwards. So, the best known for the love of innovation and avant-garde the Swiss brand Azimuth in 2009 released a wristwatch with reverse motion called Back in time. To determine the time by this wristwatch is required, of course, certain skill, but its accuracy is guaranteed to be flawless. Operation of antiwatch Back is made by a modified by the company’s masters mechanism ETA with special add-on module. Azimuth designers have also developed a special dial with inverted hour indexes. The crown has an unusual position: it is located on the left side of the case, and such a small, but significant detail very well complements the image of the "reverse watch." Watch case of Azimuth Back in time is made of stainless steel 316L, the dial is protected by sapphire glass and transparent case back allows you to monitor the work of perfect mechanism. The wristwatch with reverse motion Azimuth Back in time has 40-hour power reserve, and it is equipped with function of date. Practicality, accuracy and durability, combined with an incredibly elegant design make the reverse watch Back in time a desirable attribute for everyone who has its own unique style - clothes, accessories, thinking, lifestyle.

Azimuth Back in time watch with reverse stroke
Azimuth Back in time watch with reverse stroke

Azimuth Back in time watch with reverse stroke
Azimuth Back in time watch with reverse stroke

Azimuth Back in time watch with reverse stroke
Azimuth Back in time watch with reverse stroke

It would be wrong to assume that antiwatch – is a technological innovation. In the 19th century, people were unable to determine the direction of the hands on the clock, so in use were widespread, and those other models. Only in the 20th century the situation has stabilized - the usual direction "clockwise" has won. But even then, not all manufacturers put up with this situation. However, maybe, and resigned, but would seem revolutionary. In any case, the "reverse clocks" were savory and sophisticated deviation from the norm - and that niche shamelessly rushed to occupy most avant-garde and revolutionary watch brands.

watch with reverse stroke "Raketa"
watch with reverse stroke "Raketa"
caseback of "Raketa" watch (movement with reverse stroke)
caseback of "Raketa" watch (movement with reverse stroke)

It is difficult to believe now, but even in Russia, with its conservative Soviet watch industry produced antiwatches! Clocks and watches with reverse motion present in the company's collection "Chayka" and "Raketa". Thus, the seventh watch of the company "Raketa" with gilded mechanism was exactly antiwatch. The model has a traditional mechanism 2356, but by changing the polarity of the rotor, the arrows move in the opposite direction. And the most famous watch with reverse motion - a "Jewish" pocket watch "Molniya", in which the mechanism is made "mirror" and the plant is counterclockwise. The story of creating "reverse" watches in the Soviet Union is still somewhat mysterious. Was it a clever marketing ploy, a whim of developers, or a tribute to fashion, hard to say, but the fact remains that the Soviet watches with reverse motion were manufactured and, apparently, were in demand.

pocket watch "Molniya"
pocket watch "Molniya"

Now is no problem to buy a watch with reverse motion, watch market offers a variety of wrist, hand and wall models. Wall clock with reverse motion can be a great gift for housewarming or the opening of a new office for a man of any age. And taken into account that the signs do not recommend people give watches or clocks, it's just the perfect way out of the situation: if the usual clocks, according to legend, one gives to separation, the clock going in the opposite direction, to connect people forever! Those who bought wall clock with reverse motion, for myself, never have to invent a way to make fun of guests.

watch with reverse stroke "Chayka"
watch with reverse stroke "Chayka"

The main thing - it is an idea, it is the frame and the base, and another is on a matter of imagination. For example, funny antiwatch "Who cares" has only two watch indexes: "12" and "1", and the index "1" is located to the left of the index "12". The rest of the numbers "piled" at the bottom of the dial. Hands of this watch, of course, move in the opposite direction. Successfully complement the interior of any home or office anticlock "Who cares" will remind its owner: do not rush, because the taste of life should be tasted! After all, happy, on to popular opinion, don’t watch the clock. However, in contrary to the name, and the general concept of watches is the fact that they show the time, and quite accurately - and, hence, there is still a difference?

funny antiwatch "Who cares"
funny antiwatch "Who cares"

wall clock with reverse stroke
wall clock with reverse stroke

Simple and at the same time have a cute design wall clock with reverse motion "Scrambled eggs", which can be a wonderful part of any kitchen. It is quite easily to determine time for them: unlike previous anticlock the model "Scrambled eggs" has all of the pointers, except that they are somewhat unusual. Here, for example, wall clock with reverse motion called "Illusion" - this is an option for those who like very unusual instrument for definition of time. In addition to reversing hands, these anticlock create the illusion that the dial is spinning!

wall clock with reverse stroke "Scrambled eggs"
wall clock with reverse stroke "Scrambled eggs"

wall clock with reverse stroke "Illusion"
wall clock with reverse stroke "Illusion"

People with more conservative tastes will appreciate clock with reverse motion "Classic." The design of this clock is "human", reserved and corresponds to almost any decoration. And the fact that it really is anticlock, had never thrown, so that only the most surprise awaits only observational guests.

clock with reverse stroke "Classic"
clock with reverse stroke "Classic"

clock with reverse stroke "Classic"
clock with reverse stroke "Classic"

Independent watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin from St. Petersburg had become famous in the world for his luxurious watches with numerous and varied complications. In his collection reverse watches also found their place: the model of "The Decalogue" with the Jewish calendar, continued the religious theme in the work of talented craftsmen. A watch with reverse motion "Decalogue" is designed to pay tribute to the Jewish watch making, because the model is made in the image and likeness of clocks, located on the old synagogue of the Jewish Quarter in Prague. Ancient Aramaic tablets on a gilded dial are the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament, the crown is made in the shape of a Star of David. Steel case with transparent case back with sapphire crystal is added with handmade bracelet made of crocodile skin. Wristwatch with reverse motion by Konstantin Chaykin is equipped with caliber EVA01, which in its turn is complicated by special modules: reverse system of hand mechanism and the phases of the moon. Both of these features are proprietary developments by Chaykin.

watch with reverse stroke "Decalogue"
watch with reverse stroke "Decalogue"

Of course, luxury wrist watches with reverse motion of brands Azimuth or Konstantin Chaykin – cost arm and leg. To buy watch with reverse motion not everyone can afford. But there are cheaper quartz variations: you will not be given a guarantee of accuracy and durability of that kind of watches, but to show off to your friends, such antiwatch is suitable. For example, the Japanese model Back to the future - it's pretty simple watch with reverse motion in a metal case with chrome leather strap. Mechanism, of course, is quartz.

Japanese antiwatchl "Back to the future"
Japanese antiwatchl "Back to the future"

Or the other wrist-watches with reverse motion by the Korean brand TFB. Antiwatch is called Time Fly Back and it is made of stainless steel. Quartz mechanism in watches is presented in a Japanese Citizen Miyota 2037.

wristwatch with reverse stroke "Time Fly Back" by the Korean brand TFB
wristwatch with reverse stroke "Time Fly Back" by the Korean brand TFB

Any watch or clock with reverse motion – is the best prevention of stereotyped thinking and vaccination of pattern: each time when the owner of such a watch decides to know the time, he will have to overcome rooted in his head algorithm. In addition, antiwatches emphasize originality of a person style who wears them, and points to the originality of his thought. The owner of such a watch clearly likes to move in a clockwise ... ugh, that is, go with the flow. But to get used to the "reverse time" you should carefully: how would then the joke did not play with evil, for example, in a situation where you think, how to open the valve, tighten the screw, or to turn the steering wheel. After all, the familiar concept of "clockwise" will not help!

watch with reverse stroke
watch with reverse stroke

watch with reverse stroke
watch with reverse stroke

And what about irregularity. In whatever direction the hands are, reasonable people, of course, realize that time is passing and to return it is unrealistic. Transience of life is often compared and associated with an sandglass, which has become an established symbol of the passing, and, more precisely, "leaking" of time. Although ... In this difficult time of the experiments, we cannot be sure of anything! Here, for example, recently on the market appeared sandglasses with reverse motion! Unbelievable? But at that time there were no magic: just instead of the traditional grains in these watches are special small pellets, which rise up instead of falling. Hourglass with reverse motion – is the apogee of watch madness! On the other hand, if the mechanical watch can operate in opposite direction, so why their sand ancestors can do the same?

Hourglass with backflow
Hourglass with backflow

How is glorious, when you can play with the cruel and merciless time, messing and joking. Inquiring minds as watchmakers, and customers, constantly seek out even the smallest space, where we could unleash the imagination. And as the "reverse watch" - it's just a huge field for creativity! So be sure, some more than once famous watch house will take time and even wag its hand on the existing system of stereotypes, loudly saying time ago! And there is nearby to the real time machine.

watch with reverse stroke
watch with reverse stroke

Written by Lena

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