Countdown Candle

Countdown Candle

JANUARY 21, 2019

With Thanksgiving this week, visiting friends and family and the official start of the Holiday season I wanted to bring you all a sweet diy hostess gift that everyone can appreciate. It s a grown up kind of advent calendar that is super simple to make. It takes literally minutes. It s thoughtful and sweet. It s a great gift…

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Different Types of time

Different Types of time

JANUARY 17, 2019

Copyright © Michael Richmond. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Our clocks and watches are set to civil time , which is designed to follow the Sun. We call…
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Mechanical digital clock

Mechanical digital clock

JANUARY 13, 2019

Schematic of a split-flap display in a digital clock display A Flip Clock is an electromechanical, digital time keeping device with the time indicated by numbers that are sequentially…

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Horological Books

Horological Books

JANUARY 09, 2019

Although the internet provides a lot of guidance on most things, it doesn t even come close to what you can learn from an eminent writer on antique clocks. Occasionally I acquire…

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Parts of a mechanical clock

Parts of a mechanical clock

JANUARY 05, 2019

Lesson 4 - Structure & Theory There are 4 main parts for a mechanical clock or a mechanical watch. Power Wheel Train Escapement Display In this lesson, we still use the clock as an example, 1. Power The brass gear is called Mainwheel. The long thin metal strip is called Mainspring. The amount of energy can be stored…

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Wall clocks

Wall clocks

JANUARY 01, 2019

Quartz wall clocks are elegant wall clocks that transform your living space. These wall clocks use quartz crystals in combination with electrical fields to determine the time. You can find decorative quartz wall clocks that are made from metallic, iron and even brass. If you tend to favor traditional or contemporary style, then…

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Hamilton Watch Company history

Hamilton Watch Company history

DECEMBER 28, 2018

Founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1892. Hamilton Produced its first watch in 1893, designed by H.J. Cain, one of the company s founding members. 1893 Hamilton introduces The Broadway Limited , a railroad watch that was dubbed the watch of Railroad accuracy . Initially manufactured to provide the country s railroads with…

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Free Timer for Classroom

Free Timer for Classroom

DECEMBER 24, 2018

One of the challenges of teaching in a high school or middle school that uses block scheduling is many students struggle to focus for 80 minute, 90 minute, or longer blocks of time. I always try to break up blocks like this into shorter segments with breaks. To prevent breaks from running too long, I always use a timer. I also…

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Zenith watches history

Zenith watches history

DECEMBER 20, 2018

Georges Favre-Jacot In Le Locle, the historical cradle of Swiss watchmaking, Georges Favre-Jacot began training apprentices even before he himself came of age. Nonetheless, this brilliant watchmaker also nurtured other ambitions: namely, to create the most accurate and reliable watches ever made. He soon understood that he would…

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Top 10 Watches brands in the world

Top 10 Watches brands in the world

DECEMBER 16, 2018

Wednesday 3:45 p.m., Barcelona vs. Arsenal, Fox Soccer 2Go: Barcelona holds a 2-0 lead after the first leg in the Champions League. Arsenal must attack, which will open up their fragile defense, which should mean lots more goals for Barcelona. 3:45 p.m., Bayern Munich vs. Juventus, Fox Soccer 2Go: The game of the week. Munich…

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