When were grandfather clocks invented

When were grandfather clocks invented

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

My grandfather’s clock was too tall for the shelf so it stood twenty years on the floor So went the lyrics of a song, written by Henry Clay Work, a songwriter not a clockmaker, in 1876, that was to change how America looked at tall-case clocks. The name grandfather clock didn’t appear until Work wrote the song, so none of…

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Roman water clock

Roman water clock

NOVEMBER 10, 2018

The Romans first used the sun s movement to measure the passage of time. Using this method they could precisely measure only sunrise, midday, and sunset, but they used the length…
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The Invention Of Clocks

The Invention Of Clocks

NOVEMBER 06, 2018

Celestial bodies, the sun, moon, planets, and stars have provided us a reference for measuring the passage of time throughout our existence. Ancient civilizations relied upon the…

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Horological Suppliers

Horological Suppliers

NOVEMBER 02, 2018

The history of Dent & Co. spans three centuries of precision watch and clock making in Great Britain. Established in 1814 by Edward J. Dent, the company embraced the Victorian…

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Omega Seamaster Professional 300m Chronometer

Omega Seamaster Professional 300m Chronometer

OCTOBER 29, 2018

Seamaster 300 has acted as the supporting role and the ultimate style icon for the perfect spy timepiece. The Omega Seamaster 300 has been through adventures like Golden Eye 1995 (Seamaster Quartz Professional 300M), Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 (OMEGA Seamaster 300M), The World is not enough 1 (OMEGA Seamaster 300M), Die Another…

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Clock History Timeline

Clock History Timeline

OCTOBER 25, 2018

By Deborah Swift When writing historical fiction, as well as going back in time to the period I am writing about, I often have to consider that the notion of how time was measured in previous times is very different from my own. In the 17th century poorer people still used sand-glasses, and not everyone could afford a clock…

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How to make a Sundial Clock?

How to make a Sundial Clock?

OCTOBER 21, 2018

Using our simple template, some tape, and a pencil, you can easily make a sundial good enough to keep track of the daytime hours. Learning how to make a sundial provides you with an amazingly simple yet effective devices. They range from sticks planted in the ground to precision-machined marvels costing thousands of dollars…

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Invicta Chronometer

Invicta Chronometer

OCTOBER 17, 2018

Invicta 47mm Aviator Maverick Quartz Chronograph Bracelet Watch w/ 10-Slot Collector s Case Choices: Gold-tone/Blue, Gold-tone/Red, Silver-tone/Blue, Silver-tone/Charcoal, Two-tone/Blue or Two-tone/Green bracelet/dial Master the skies and your schedule with Invicta s Aviator Maverick! Built with a cool attitude and a daring…

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Pocket Watch invention

Pocket Watch invention

OCTOBER 13, 2018

I heard a lot about the unique chime of a minute repeater watch - they are in the high-end luxury category. Could you shed more light into this peculiar complication - its history, the cheapest minute repeater watch around etc..? Is it a worthwhile complication or something nice sounding but totally useless ? Curiously how…

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Maxi Marine Chronometer

Maxi Marine Chronometer

OCTOBER 09, 2018

In accordance with the long standing tradition of moniker elongation for high value, high exclusivity watches, the newest limited edition Ulysse Nardin does not disappoint. Nothing less than eleven words make up this new watch aimed strictly at the wealthy Russian crowd. The takes advantage of the watch lust in Russia s uber-rich…

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