Spring forward with Time Will Tell Watches

7 Mar

TimeWillTell We are loving the new Time Will Tell watches! A vibrant and exciting way to tell time. The retro style watches come in an array of colors including rainbow. Time Will Tell watches have arrived just in time for daylight saving time which got us thinking… how exactly did daylight saving time begin?

Daylight saving time (DST) is a change in standard time with the purpose of getting better use of sunlight. The sun will rise one hour later in the morning and set one hour later in the evening.  Though ancient civilizations have practiced adjusting their schedules in accordance with the sun, the idea of DST was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. Franklin proposed to economize the use of candles by rising earlier to make use of the morning light. However, some say that modern DST was first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson, an entomologist from New Zealand, but he never followed through with his proposal.

William Willett is mainly credited with the invention of DST in 1905 but died in 1915 without getting the chance to see his idea come to life. DST was first adopted to replace artificial lighting so they could save fuel during World War I. President D. Roosevelt instituted a year-round DST in the United States.

Daylight saving time is now implemented in over seventy countries worldwide and affects over a billion people each year. Although many countries observe DST, the beginning and end dates are often different than the US.

These are just a few fun facts about DST. Maybe you can impress someone with your knowledge when you spring forward this Sunday, March 10. For more fun facts check out, http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/

Don’t forget to reset your watches!



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