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Any instrument other than a watch for measuring or indicating time, especially a mechanical or electronic device having a numbered dial and moving hands or a digital display.

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Roman pendulum clock

Chronometry; Clock

An 18th-century bracket or shelf clock, made almost throughout the century, recognized from the shape of its case and the bronze ornament. The case usually incorporated mirrors, or else was made of ...

the skeleton in the clock

Chronometry; Clock

For the most part, the craftsmanship and decoration, the clock mechanism is seen only in the repair shop and the Restorer but the skeleton in the clock is organized to reveal as much as possible the ...


Chronometry; Clock

A type of Dutch clock deriving its name from the suspended, chair-shaped bracket or seat (stoel) on which the clock is supported.

Vienna regulator

Chronometry; Clock

The Vienna regulator resulted from attempts to produce a smaller precision clock than the longcase clocks existing at the end of the 18th century, while retaining the advantages of a long pendulum ...


Chronometry; Clock

A simple calculator or reckoner, involving a rotating disc or discs, usually fitted as an accessory to a portable sundial or astronomical compendium. Each disc usually carries a projecting index, ...

Waggon spring

Chronometry; Clock

A series of flat springs, attributed to Joseph Ives of Bristol, Connecticut, used instead of a coil spring to power a clock movement.

Wandering hour dial

Chronometry; Clock

Normally associated with certain watches of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, though a few such dials were made for both longcase and bracket clocks. These were night clocks, the figures ...

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