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Horology, Science of time, timekeepers, and timekeeping: The Index (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors)
The Watch Quote

Dictionary

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

International Dictionary of Clocks (Alan Smith), OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Glossary

Time and Frequency from A to Z: A to Al (NIST)

Encyclopedia

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

Clocks & Watches (David Darling’s Internet Encyclopedia of Science), Britannica

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Quotation

Quotations Page

Museum


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

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OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Occupation

How to Become a Horologist (Will Charpentier, Chron)

Organization

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)

Forum

Reddit

Blog

Chuck Maddox’s Watch Blog, Conceptions of Clocks, WordPress

Book

ISBNdb

Government

NIST Physical Measurement Lab, Time and Frequency Division
Official U.S. Time and other useful things (NIST and VSNO)
Precise Time (U.S. Naval Observatory)

Document

USA.gov

Expression

20 Clocks in culture (Amy Blumsom, The Telegraph)

Fun

Humor

Top 26 Clock Jokes: What time Is It?… It’s Time To Laugh (The Well Made Clock)
Clock Hmor at its finest (Reddit)

Toy


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.

Language

Conception of Clocks: Clocks in Literature (Rachel Brain)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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  • 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 &rarr […]

  • The Typography Of Revival Watches
    by Blog Coordinator on May 1, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Until recently, there had been little research carried out on the typography of wristwatch dials. However, over the past decade, the increased interest in collectable vintage wristwatches appears to have sparked the interest of brands and collectors alike. While wristwatch … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Dreaming of a clock in the slums of Paris
    by Peter de Clercq - Editor of AHS Journal on January 11, 2019 at 5:10 pm

      Every clock that left the workshop or factory on its way to a buyer has, we may assume, been coveted by and, we may hope, given satisfaction to its owner. But most of this goes unrecorded, and where traditional … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Mr Satori fuses Quartz
    by Blog Coordinator on December 30, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    This post was written by Tabea Rude, Vienna Museum.   Around one hundred years ago, on May 15th 1918, the newly founded, not yet opened Vienna clock museum receives a generous present: a clock movement fitted with a fused Quartz pendulum … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Redisplaying the York automaton clock
    by Blog Coordinator on September 28, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    This post was written by Daniela Corda     Over summer 2018, Matthew Read, Director, Bowes Centre, and I were commissioned to condition survey, part disassemble, pack for transportation, and reassemble an eighteenth-century automaton clock on behalf of York Museums … Continue reading &rarr […]