What is horology?

  • (noun): The art of designing and making clocks.


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.

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Alt.horology - Origin
... the rec.antiques or sci.physics discussion could support horology discussions, but the creation of alt.horology prevailed ... serves as the only active newsgroup and reliable Usenet source of information on horology, watches, and clocks ...
... The alt.horology Usenet newsgroup concerns all aspects of horology (the science of time and timekeeping, clocks and watches) ...
Jonathan Betts
... MBE (born 29 January 1955) is Senior Specialist in horology at the Royal Observatory (National Maritime Museum), Greenwich, a horological scholar and author, and an ... British Horological Institute finals in technical horology in 1975 he was awarded the Tremayne National Prize for Practical Watchmaking ... For the following five years, he practised as a self-employed horology conservator ...
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 ...