Time. Something we all base our daily schedules around. Some have too much, some don’t have enough, but have you ever actually tried to get your head around the concept of time? In this day and age, it’s not only watch-wearers who are conscientious of timings. Following the industrial revolution, people became obsessed with times and schedules and they are now prevalent on objects we use every single day, such as laptops, phones and even microwaves.
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On this day, (11th July) a staggering 157 years ago in 1859, Big Ben chimed for the very first time in London and today we celebrate the momentous landmark that sits proudly in the memorable London skyline with a brief fact file.
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Our lives are all ruled by time, determining every second of our day. However, here are just a few things you can do that will help you to make the most of your time and enjoy your life to the fullest!
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We have been looking recently at lots of different aspects that relate not just to UK antique pocket watches, but watches, clocks, and other movements in general that we use to tell time in some way or another. This got us to thinking about the songs that have been made over the years that have a connection to time, or timepieces themselves.
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Following centuries of reverting to analogue watch designs that worked through the flow of water to calculate passage of time, for example. Modern human civilisation was successful in eventually achieving ways and means in which a precise clock that accurately told the time could be made.
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There’s a host of things that happen when we go through that annual event of putting the clocks back. Now we’ve done it, let’s take a look at some of the more amusing things we’ve all known to happen, shall we?
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Dirt and dust can often clog the movable, sliding parts and affect the features of any delicate mechanism, therefore keeping your antique clock clean is an essential part of owning such a unique and wonderful item.Below we have collated five top tips which you can carry out at home, for keeping your clock clean and ensuring your antique looks and functions in the very best way.
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