Managing Time: The Aesthetics and Engineering of Early
Penn's Provost by day, Robert
Barchi studies and restores antique watches and clocks
in his spare time. Provost Barchi, also Penn Medicine professor of neuroscience
and neurology, will discuss the evolution of the pocket watch, particularly
in 16th and 17th-century England, with an emphasis on both the decoration
and the mechanical design of these fascinating machines.
Links of Interest:
National Watch and Clock Museum
An on-line museum devoted to clocks and watches
from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Walk through Time: The Evolution of Time Management
A storehouse of knowledge about time and the telling
of it, from the National Institute for Standards and Technology.
History of the Quartz Wrist-watch from the Lemelson Center
The advent of the quartz watch marked a significant
advance in the quest to increase the accuracy and availability of timepieces.
Watch History and Maritime Chronometers
The development of watches did more
than allow people to get to meetings on time, it allowed for the advent
of modern navigation.
House Museum, Bristol, England
Collections feature the development of timekeeping in Britain, Europe
Founded upon collections assembled
over more than a century, this museum of art and horology collects, preserves
and presents two quite different, but complementary, themes: the changing
artistic tastes and achievements of local people and the development of
timekeeping in Britain, Europe and America.
Time Goes By
Find out a little about the history of
pocket watches, and pocket watch companies.
Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches
by TP Camerer Cuss, TA Camerer Cuss, Camerer Cuss
"Pocket Watches: From the Pendant Watch to the Tourbillon",
Reinhard Meis Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1999
Watches: Their History, Decoration and Mechanism.
by GH Baillie. London: Methuen, 1929.