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December 13, 2005

Leap Seconds

Will_return Get a lesson in prime numbers when you own the only clock in the world that actually keeps Prime Time, and which displays the time only if it's a prime number

Sixties Magician using many watches

Frank Lloyd Wright inspired clocks

Clayton Boyer's Homemade Wooden Clocks

Alarm clocks are bad. How to wake up and feel better

The first Seiko watch that uses flexible e-paper

From Mark Headrick's Horology Page - Escapements in Motion

1 circle/hour clock

Pong clock - one round of Pong every minute

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come…
Stop All the Clocks by W.H. Auden

Blowfly by Ena Macana

Goodbye! I am leaving on a 3-week vacation. However, I prepared daily posts that will continue both here and on my new blog (Details tomorrow). So, keep reading as usual. Many More Unusual Clocks and Watches Here

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Have a great trip.

Posted by: ILuvNUFC at Dec 13, 2005 10:06:31 AM

Bon Voyage! Have a great holiday

Posted by: Julie at Dec 13, 2005 12:55:40 PM

John Harrison was a famous English clock maker who invented the sea clock, as well many other advances. Three of his wooden clocks from the early 18th century are still around today and I know for sure that one of them still works.

J.H. at Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harrison

J.H. at the National Maritime Museum:
http://www.nmm.ac.uk/server/show/conWebDoc.355/viewPage/2

Great Nova about Harrison and his sea clocks, but also shows one of his wooden clocks still in use today, almost three hundred years later:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/longitude/

Posted by: tminus at Dec 13, 2005 9:35:51 PM