I like blogs. I like reading them and find them to be entertaining and mostly educational. I like them so much that I thought I would start one about one of my favorite subjects- Horology. I’ll save you the trouble of looking that up!
Horology (via Latin horologium from Greek ὡρολόγιον, from ὥρα hṓra “hour; time” and -o- interfix and suffix -logy; literally “the study of time”) is the art and/or science of measuring date & time. Clocks, watches, clockwork, sundials, hourglasses, clepsydras, timers, time recorders, marine chronometers and atomic clocks are all examples of instruments used to measure time. In current usage, horology refers mainly to the study of mechanical time-keeping devices, while chronometry more broadly includes electronic devices that have largely supplanted mechanical clocks for the best accuracy and precision in time-keeping.
People interested in horology are called horologists. That term is used both by people who deal professionally with timekeeping apparatus (watchmakers, clockmakers), as well as aficionados and scholars of horology. Horology and horologists have numerous organizations, both professional associations and more scholarly societies.
(Thank you Wikipedia!)
While I am by no means an expert on the subject (it is a HUGE subject after all) I am a true fan and continually study and practice the craft, both clockmaking and watchmaking in my small shop.
I also like to just talk about watches and clocks in general. No snobbery here for sure, I just bought an old pin pallet movement watch that needed a little bit of service and I absolutely love it! ‘Sport” edition no less :-)
I love the variety of jobs that come into my shop and am constantly amazed by the variety of time pieces out there, I will definitely be sharing those with everybody.
So I’m hoping for some fun and some educational back and forth on Hub City Watch and Clock Blog!
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I am looking forward to meeting you and I look forward to posting some interesting and informative content covering all things time keeping related and shop related!