These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…
clock : a device other than a watch for indicating or measuring time commonly by means of hands moving on a dial; broadly : any periodic system by which time is measured — Webster
Clock is an instrument used to indicate, keep, and co-ordinate time. In general usage today a “clock” refers to any device for measuring and displaying the time. The clock is one of the oldest human inventions, meeting the need to consistently measure intervals of time shorter than the natural units: the day; the lunar month; and the year. Devices operating on several different physical processes have been used over the millennia, culminating in the clocks of today. — Wikipedia
La Chaux-de-Fonds & International Museum of Horology (YouTube Channel)
Watchmaking Museums (Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie)
International Museum of Horology (Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie)
Clockmakers Museum and Library (South Kensington, London)
The Canadian Clock Museum
Antiquarian Horological Society
British Horological Institute
National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute
Worshipful Collection of Clock Makers (Clock Makers.org)
Foam Bath Fish Time (Kevin Savetz)
Foam bath toys magically arrange themselves to tell you the time of day in the four time zones of the United States and any time zone relative to GMT.
Put down your pens. The Oxford Examinations...
by Blog Coordinator on February 6, 2020 at 10:03 am
Located on the High Street, in the heart of Oxford, the Oxford Examinations School was built between 1876 and 1882 and made the reputation of its architect, Thomas Jackson, who incorporated materials from old buildings to construct the school. Among … Continue reading →
Was there high-quality, wholesale, clock movement...
by Blog Coordinator on December 9, 2019 at 10:02 am
There is a fascinating article in the latest edition of Antiquarian Horology, just starting to arrive through people’s letterboxes, setting out a remarkable research question which cries out for some crowdsourcing of data—hence this blog post. For those who don’t … Continue reading →
The second edition of Synchronome: Masters of...
by James Nye - Council Member on October 9, 2019 at 3:03 pm
This post was written by Charles Ormrod. Robert Miles’s landmark work, Synchronome: Masters of Electrical Timekeeping, sold out a few years after its original publication in 2011. Since then, copies of this highly sought-after book have been selling … Continue reading →
The Unexpected Visitor
by Blog Coordinator on July 19, 2019 at 8:11 pm
Jonathan Betts. Almost exactly ten years ago I had John Harrison’s magnificent first marine timekeeper H1 in my workshop at the Royal Observatory. It was being dismantled for study, cataloguing and conservation for the new chronometer catalogue. I had a film crew with me … Continue reading →
Star Of The Show
by Blog Coordinator on June 16, 2019 at 12:57 pm
At the Mannheim electric clock fair, now in its twentieth year, one unusual item usually attracts a lot attention. This year (2019) was no exception. The images show an early form of German ‘treppenhausautomat’, loosely a ‘staircase lighting timer’. Lighting, … Continue reading →