Horology

Horology (from Greek: ὥρα, "hour, time" and Greek: λόγος, logos, "study, speech"; lit. the study of time) is the art or science of measuring time. Clocks, watches, clockwork, sundials, clepsydras, timers, time recorders and marine chronometers are all examples of instruments used to measure time.

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.

Read more about Horology:  Horological Museums and Libraries, Horological Organizations, World Exhibitions, List of Horological Terms

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Alt.horology - Origin
... newsgroup noted that the rec.antiques or sci.physics discussion could support horology discussions, but the creation of alt.horology prevailed ... and reliable Usenet source of information on horology, watches, and clocks ...
Complication (horology)
... In horology (study of clocks), complication refers to any feature in a timepiece beyond the simple display of hours, minutes, and seconds ... As a result, as early as in the 16th century, the horology world witnessed the appearance of numerous complicated, and even ultra-complicated, watches ...
Alt.horology
... The alt.horology Usenet newsgroup concerns all aspects of horology (the science of time and timekeeping, clocks and watches) ...
Jonathan Betts
29 January 1955) is Senior Specialist in horology at the Royal Observatory (National Maritime Museum), Greenwich, a horological scholar and author, and an expert on the first marine timekeepers created by ... Horological Institute finals in technical horology in 1975 he was awarded the Tremayne National Prize for Practical Watchmaking ... five years, he practised as a self-employed horology conservator ...