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Peter Henlein, a German craftsman, invented the first portable timepiece in 1504. Small and elaborate clocks became quite the rage among the wealthy. Julien Coudrey was a clockmaker to the French kings in the early 1500s. He specialized in miniaturizing the works, such as this minute watch intended to be used on the pommel of a dagger.