Time well spent: Clockmaker cherishes stories from each timepiece
“The gear trains in a printing press are very similar to the ones in clocks, but you don't need to use a crane most of the time when you're working on clocks,” he said. Pendley started It can plug right into the wall and tell time based on the rate ...
July 21, 2015
Apprentice Watchmaker: MSU electrical engineering grad learns an analog craft
Among his duties, Reynolds said, is also winding the tens of wall clocks and watches that tick away inside the Last Wind-Up (not to be confused with the now-defunct Bozeman Watch Company), a chorus occasionally punctuated by chimes and cuckoo calls....
July 4, 2015
Audi A4 Avant
All the driver has to do is accelerate, shift gears and brake. The 360-degree cameras Guidelines make it easier to maneuver in reverse gear. .. With a clock rate of more than one gigahertz and a powerful graphics card, it can carry out eight ...
June 28, 2015
Can the Swiss Watchmaker Survive the Digital Age?
Pim Koeslag designs and fabricates some of the world's most complicated mechanical timepieces. Especially . Each new “complication” — say, a calendar that advances the date with a satisfying snap at midnight — demanded a new set of gears and more ...
June 3, 2015
Breguet Watches: A History of Innovation
The tiered conical gear it uses is visible at 5 o'clock; a 155-link finely finished steel chain that connects to the mainspring is found at 9 o'clock. Available in rose gold, yellow gold, and platinum, it retails from $174,800 to $189,700. But La ...
May 15, 2015
Chip-Card Rollout Has Banks, Retailers Scrambling
EXTON, Pa.—Inside a one-story brick factory surrounded by a locked chain fence, more than a thousand workers toil in a plant that operates around the clock to help U.S. banks catch up to the rest of the world in credit-card security. The owner of the ...
April 20, 2015
Always on the clock: Amherst clock maker Hermle keeps ticking
It gets its name, Eby surmised, from the escapement, which is shaped like grasshopper legs and paces a gear called the controller. The grasshopper clock is just a gift. Hermle, which has its roots in Germany, is a five-part business that sells ...
April 19, 2015
Historic clocks return to Harrisonville square
While the dials and hands were reinstalled, the inner mechanical gears that account for the hands’ movement are still being remade. The clocks, then, will be frozen in time until the gears are finished sometime this fall. The original clock faces were ...
June 26, 2015
Handmade Wooden Wall Clock Keeps Surprisingly Good Time
While cleaning out an old laptop’s filesystem back in October, David West discovered a few videos he took of a mechanical ... teeth of each gear. Because the choice material for West’s work is wood, he reports that each clock takes about a week to ...
June 23, 2015
Coolest Clock is a smartphone-connected projection clock
Coolest Clock is the wall-mounted projection display that you never realized you needed. It's up for crowdfunding on Indiegogo and has blown its goals out of the water, reeling in over $230,000 USD when its original goal was only $20,000 USD. This device ...
April 2, 2015
Wooden Mechanical Clock Kit tells the time in classical style
When it comes to telling the time, there has been wooden clocks that we have looked at in the past, but the $69.99 Wooden Mechanical Clock Kit does seem to beat ... cutting and greasing your gears in order to end up with a fully-functional, wooden pendulum ...
November 11, 2014
Marc DesRosiers of Conway is driven to keep clocks ticking
Every hour on the hour, and to lesser degrees at the quarter and half-hour points, the clocks — hung on walls, perched on shelves or standing against the wall — strike and chime in a confusion of bells and whistles. Gears trip tiny padded hammers ...
June 27, 2014
Cracked Brown Paint Vintage Kitchen Wall Clock-30 in.
Vintage Hotel Du Vieux Quartier Clock Vintage Clock with crackled and weathered clock face on wood laminate. The outer rim is constructed from antiqued nickel-plated cast brass. Includes an internal pendulum. Hotel Du Vieux Quartier style clock with white ...
December 10, 2013
One thing you shouldn’t leave behind with your foolhardy youth: the great American dirtbag road trip. Mark Jenkins explains how to do it right. As MARK JENKINS knows, wilderness first aid can hurt. (Just ask his patients.) So he finally did what everyone ...
September 17, 2013