Monthly Archives: May 2017

Clocks, Trains, and Greenwich Mean Time

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These days, we assume that the time we have on our clocks is roughly the same as that of our neighbors, and when you ask someone for the time, you can be reasonably certain that the answer they’ll give you will be fairly accurate. That wasn’t always the case, and back in the mid-19th century, […]

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Omega Does More Than Make Watches

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For many people, the name Omega evokes wristwatches.  That’s not surprising; the company, based in Switzerland, was founded in 1848 and has been making quality timepieces ever since.  They’re part of the Swatch group today and they continue to make high quality mechanical and electronic wristwatches. They’re also responsible for keeping time at the Olympics, […]

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Unusual Clocks

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Most people have an idea of what the word “clock” means and when they hear the word, they usually think of a round face with a pair of hands.  Granted, most clocks these days are digital ones, but the centuries-old analog clock image remains with us. Traditionally, clocks were built with sets of gears and […]

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