Horology Resources and Links
This by no means a full list of horology links
on the web, but there are some comprehensive ones below. This is a selection of some of the
best/ most interesting/ useful sites we have visited. Feel free to suggest other web sites,
particularly UK ones.
Skip down to: History,
Cool, Tips, Indexes,
UK Horology Organisations:
Horological Institute) - a thorough and frequently updated site, with hints and tips
sections, news, who is in your area and a member of the institute, and BHI members area.
List of Links to repairers in your area, getting qualified in
Horology, jobs and apprenticeships.
Antiquarian Horological Society -
Promoting the study of clocks and watches and the history of time
- Ever wondered how pendulum clocks work? Including experiments to try and
everything. How Pendulum
- "Build your own clock"
project - build to your own design, choose hands, numerals etc the fit a
modern clock movement to keep perfect time.
- Workshop Hints and Tips for Clock making and repairing - a large
collections of articles and reference material can be found on the BHI site :
BHI Hints and Tips Index
History of clocks
Horology Museums around the world - Discover some of the
antique watches, clocks and music boxes that that are on display
around the world.
Delightful Machines – lots of pages about different
clocks and timepieces, water powered clocks, rolling
ball clocks etc. fascinating! David MacMillan's
Delightful Machines - no frills and frippery, just solid
information. Contains some really detailed stuff on water
- Manor House Museum /
Hall The Manor House venue has now closed but all the clocks and
watch displays are now housed in the Moyses Hall. If you want an insight into the watch and clock making history of the UK
browse this site (or visit!). View
the collection of watches and clocks, and exhibits on the history of timekeeping and
timepieces in England, Europe, and the US.
- American Clock and
Watch Museum: A collection of clocks and
watches from different periods in history. View
the differences in the construction and design
of clocks and watches made centuries ago.
- The Bily Clocks Museum: A gathering of
unique clocks carved by the Bily brothers, Frank
and Joseph, in the early twentieth century. Read
about the clocks carved by the brothers
including one referred to as the Apostle Clock.
Hoffman Clock Museum: Features hundreds of
clocks on display with a focus on the clocks of
New York State. This impressive group of time
pieces offers a look at the styles and designs
of clocks through history.
Timex Group Museum: Learn more about the
history of Timex Group watches. A timeline with
illustrations of timepieces helps to create a
story of the brand's history.
Ithaca Clock Museum: An amazing collection
of American clocks are on display at this
museum. Many of the clocks were made in the
Ithaca, New York area or are otherwise connected
to the city.
- Conger Street Clock Museum: A wide variety
of timepieces are on view in this collection.
The clocks in this historical gathering are in
The Bowes Museum: A beautiful gathering of
clocks, watches and clockwork automaton (eg.
the swan) from centuries past. Well worth a visit to the
museum, or use the
search the collection tool from the bottom of the
collection search page.
Dave's American Clocks: Take a web tour of
this collection of American clocks with
Watch Clock Collection: Discover more
watch clock history in this Detex Watchman
gathering of clocks.
Watch Museum: View the chronometers and
deck watches in this military-related
Cool, Exciting and Fun:
Info, How-tos and Tips and Tricks:
articles, how tos good pictures of watch parts and what there are / how they
work. (costs to get a link on there).
- British Horological Institute - lots of info.
with hints and tips sections, news etc. Very comprehensive back catalogue of articles on horology and watch and clock
repair. List of Links to repairers in your area, getting qualified in Horology, jobs and
: Hans-Peter Bruggers' comprehensive, multilingual guide to good design and
Horology Listings and Indexes:
The Horology Index created by Fortunat Mueller-Maerki, a longtime member of
the NAWCC, The comprehensive guide to horological
resources on the Internet. Crosslinks to as much horological information on the WWW as is
available. Thorough. Also has a search facility. Very good for finding resources (shops
and suppliers) in the USA
- www.clockswatches.com - a horological library, bulletin board and archive
- Global Horology
discussion group, help and advice. Lots of activity currently
- Chris Heals - Horology information
site, parts cross reference, and watch repairer.
http://www.derekroberts.com/horologi.htm - Antique Clocks dealer and
restorer (some beautiful high quality pictures). Antique items for sale.
- http://www.bablas.co.uk - Babla's
Watch Repair Centre - Casio watches, Cuckoo clocks, Watch Repairs. Providing a
professional service for Rado watch repair, Rolex watch repair, Longines watch
repair, Gucci watch repair, Tissot and others.
- www.marklavertonclocks.com - Mark Laverton
Beautifully made authentic clocks
and barometers. French polished
English Oak, Mahogany and Cherry ,
or painted cases. Hand engraved
brass or hand painted white dials.
www.watchworx.co.uk - Watch Works and
Online retailer of quality watch straps and
accessories. Online ordering available.