World wrist Watch

World wrist Watch

JULY 20, 2018

This evening in Geneva, Switzerland, Patek Philippe unveiled its 175th anniversary collection. This includes the Grandmaster Chime ref. 5175 , the world’s most complicated wristwatch - ever. It blends classic chiming complications like the grande and petite sonnerie with brand new ones like the date repeater, while also building…

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Sundial Facts

Sundial Facts

JULY 16, 2018

The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View Quick Facts Helmed by Executive Chef Jason Starnes , The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View features ingredient-driven, contemporary…
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Sand clock History

Sand clock History

JULY 12, 2018

The hourglass is sometimes referred to as a sand clock or a sandglass. Like other timepieces, it needs to be carefully calibrated. The hourglass maker must test the instrument and fine tune it to measure the correct length of time. There are many factors that contribute to the ability of an hourglass to accurately measure time…

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Mechanical clocks history

Mechanical clocks history

JULY 08, 2018

A Japanese clock ( 和時計, wadokei ) is a mechanical clock that has been made to tell traditional Japanese time. Mechanical clocks were introduced into Japan by Jesuit missionaries or Dutch merchants in the 16th century. These clocks were of the lantern clock design, typically made of brass or iron, and used the relatively primitive…

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Oldest

Oldest "Clocks"

JULY 04, 2018

Pushing the limits of its powerful vision, NASA s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the oldest burned-out stars in our Milky Way Galaxy. These extremely old, dim stars provide a completely independent reading of the universe s age without relying on measurements of the universe s expansion. The ancient white dwarf stars…

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Glashutte Chronometer

Glashutte Chronometer

JUNE 30, 2018

Starting with Glashütte Original s 42mm Senator case (in either red or white gold), the Chronometer Regulator is big enough to make the regulator layout highly legible while still sitting nicely on the wrist. Much bigger and the watch would feel clunky, smaller and it would be difficult to read at a glance. Also, at 12.47mm…

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Horological instruments

Horological instruments

JUNE 26, 2018

Imperfection in the adjusting and regulating of movements did not prevent craftsmen of the XVIth and XVIIth centuries from making exquisite watches, and horologists began to congregate in certain well-defined centres. The fact of being able to share technological knowledge and experience, caused the rise of what back then may…

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Information About Sundials

Information About Sundials

JUNE 22, 2018

HORIZONTAL DIALS Unless specially made for a specific latitude, our horizontal dials are set for the average latitude of the British Isles and Northern Europe. Setting up a sundial in the garden could scarcely be easier: ensure that the base is horizontal and in a place where it will receive full sun. At 12 noon Greenwich Mean…

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Watch history of the Eagle

Watch history of the Eagle

JUNE 18, 2018

316 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Ste. 203 Washington, DC 23 President/Founder: Phyllis Schlafly Executive Director: Lori (Cole) Waters Date of founding: 1972 Place of founding: Alton, IL Membership: 80, Finances: $2.3 million (2) Staff: 8 State Chapters: 30 listed on website. Publications: The Phyllis Schlafly Report, published monthly…

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Oldest Rolex

Oldest Rolex

JUNE 14, 2018

The head of the crew is the skipper and often the skipper also owns the yacht. Other posititions on board include the helmsperson, navigator, tactician, trimmers and foredeck person or for ard hand. Each yacht carries between six (the minimum) and 24 crew members, the average across the fleet being 10-11. An outcome of the stormy…

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