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Don't get me started on this one, I could go on all night...

Thirty years an Horologist, I have seen the advent of the electric wristwatch, then of the Accutron, then Quartz, eventually quartz watches way cheaper than the battery-change. 

 

Horology, by its nature, implies knowledge in many sciences and techniques; Metallurgy, chemistry, tribology, kinetics, electronics...


Here, too, is a set of sub-pages:

 

Clock Escapements  -  Their diversity and their development...


Watch Escapements   -  Striving for Perfection.


Horological Glossary   -  A dictionary of Horological terms.


Gitton's   Time-Flow hydraulic clock - a real-time animation.



Above: The Rack Escapement, another that fell by the wayside...

Below: A solid pinion, and a "Lantern". In common with the Pin-Pallet it is criticised, but here too replacement of the 'rollers' is simple., and the wheel teeth cannot 'bottom out' when the pinion is dirty. There is controversy as to whether the 'rollers' should turn or not. We soft-solder them in..