Monthly Archives: July 2013

Just so you know how rich I am

  Today some people wear expensive watches partly to demonstrate their wealth. They either sparkle with diamonds or they impress with their complexity of mechanical magnificence. You might think that this is a new idea, but in fact this tradition … Continue reading

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Power madness

  In a previous post I explained how mechanical clocks and watches work, with five elements – energy, wheels, escapement, controller and indicator.  Let’s explore how some clocks and watches get their energy. Mechanical clocks and watches employ kinetic energy, … Continue reading

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It’s for the birds

    Some pigeon racers were cheats. This was the shocking brief given to the Skymaster Clock team in the 1950s when refining their latest patent racing clock. It was a serious business for the 100,000 registered pigeon fanciers in … Continue reading

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