World wrist Watch

World wrist Watch

FEBRUARY 24, 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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Quartz Chronometer

Quartz Chronometer

FEBRUARY 21, 2018

Accuracy Daily rate of loss/gain: ±0.1 seconds(at 25ºC) Average daily range of difference: 0.04 seconds Temperature characteristics Daily rate of loss/gain: ±0.2 seconds(0ºC〜40ºC)…

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History of Wall clocks

History of Wall clocks

FEBRUARY 18, 2018

First lets look at how clocks came to be. The first clocks had been Shadow clocks made first by the Egyptians and Sundials made by the Greeks as well as many others. They used…

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Rolex since

Rolex since

FEBRUARY 15, 2018

As we await the arrival of a new year, we reflect on how much difference a year (or several) can make when comparing one watch to its predecessors. WatchTime looks back on the first of three iconic watches that demonstrates how a classic timepiece changes over time. First up: the Rolex Submariner. The Rolex Submariner was launched…

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Hamilton Watches

Hamilton Watches

FEBRUARY 12, 2018

A Blog To Watch To the right is the actual Hamilton watch prop used in Interstellar by the character Murph (Murphy) Cooper. Like many people around the world, I was highly entertained by Christopher Nolan s newest (at the time of writing) movie Interstellar, starring the talented Matthew McConaughey, among other A-list actors…

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Greatest Watch

Greatest Watch

FEBRUARY 09, 2018

At 6 am on an inky black morning in May 2008, police officers pounded on the door of a nondescript Tarzana, Calif., home, armed with a search warrant. After scouring the residence of Nili Shamrat, a Hebrew teacher at Shalhevet High School (a Los Angeles–area parochial school), officers found watches, Islamic artifacts, and oil…

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Measurements of Time

Measurements of Time

FEBRUARY 06, 2018

A Quarter Pass Twelve? The Romans time of day was divided into 12 hours (Latin: horae) of light and 12 hours of darkness. The Romans also divided the day into other periods, such as media noctis inclinatio “midnight, ” gallicinium “cock-crow”, conticinium (with variants such asconticuum) “hush of the night, ” and diluculum…

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Egyptian shadow clock

Egyptian shadow clock

FEBRUARY 03, 2018

The Egyptian sun clock used the motion of the sun from morning to night to cast a shadow on a scale. this was first used about four thousand years ago. The Egyptians had plenty of sand in their hot and dry lands. It should be no surprise that they also developed the use of sand as a method of timing. This hour glass works on…

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