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2 weeks ago

Thanks to everyone for your interest in our post on Friday about the retirement of the original Gillett & Johnston Launceston Town Clock movement. The new electric clock movement is a Launceston City Council project, so we ask that any enquiries and questions be directed to the Council at contactus@launceston.tas.gov.au

Image: Frank Simpson, the first timekeeper of the Launceston Town clock, 1928.
(Source: Graham Mulligan/ Clockwise collection).

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2 weeks ago

It's time to tell the story of the clock. Ulverstone exhibition also thanks the migrant men who made it happen. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago
St Andrew’s Sydney college University gets its 4 clock dials for the first time in 160 years.

St Andrew’s Sydney college University gets its 4 clock dials for the first time in 160 years. ... See MoreSee Less

9 months ago

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9 months ago

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A huge win for us and the industry as a whole!! Thanks for your support!

Congratulations!!

Great thrill for me to accept this with my dad on Friday! ADINA Watches

Very successful day for the WCA course on repairing verge fusee watches.

Very successful day for the WCA course on repairing verge fusee watches. ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago
Setting up for the WCA watch course today. Making verge staffs chain hooks internal clicks and setting up the verge fusee pocket watches.

Setting up for the WCA watch course today. Making verge staffs chain hooks internal clicks and setting up the verge fusee pocket watches. ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago

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Such a great day, thank you to all those involved teaching and organising

Couple of watch and clockmakers looking over the issues with the Strathalbyn turret clock.

Couple of watch and clockmakers looking over the issues with the Strathalbyn turret clock. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago
Yalumba winery in South Australia clock has its clock back up and running.

Yalumba winery in South Australia clock has its clock back up and running. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

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Great job Darrell and Andrew 👏

👏👏👏

Great night at the WCA Sydney Horological Trivia night with some crazy questions. Well done team.

Great night at the WCA Sydney Horological Trivia night with some crazy questions. Well done team. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago
Great night diving into antique high grade pocket watches at the WCA meeting in Melbourne.

Great night diving into antique high grade pocket watches at the WCA meeting in Melbourne. ... See MoreSee Less

12 months ago

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And a great night it was. Thanks for your time and effort in bringing these amazing timepieces down to show the WCA members and teach of there colourful past and incredible ownership.

I remember meetings at Strathfield laboratories where the once master clock for NSWGR was located. From memory the pendulum was regulated by electro magnets? I was told there was once almost thirty watch makers working in the NSWGR, now there are none. Ironic given that standard time came about because of the need to have a uniform system of time across the rail network

Inside an 18th century verge bracket clock. This one has been damaged by several attempted repairers who “Had a go”. Better to know what to do before starting than discover afterwards it wasn’t a good idea to damage 250 year old parts.

Inside an 18th century verge bracket clock. This one has been damaged by several attempted repairers who “Had a go”. Better to know what to do before starting than discover afterwards it wasn’t a good idea to damage 250 year old parts. ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago

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Unfortunately there's a lot of amateur "watchmakers" out there.

Some great fun was had at the WCA dial restoration workshop in Camden at the weekend.

Some great fun was had at the WCA dial restoration workshop in Camden at the weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago

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Do you run them regularly? Didn't know it was on but really interested in this!

Still one of my favourite things to do.

Nino Sardi

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1 years ago
Did you know that the first clock installed into Sydney town hall was installed by local Sydney clockmaker Wiesener.

Did you know that the first clock installed into Sydney town hall was installed by local Sydney clockmaker Wiesener. ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago

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Where was the clock in the photo made? According to the "Antique Road Show" many eary retailers put their names on the face of the clocks they sold? From memory the clock in Sydney town hall tower was made in England. I last wound it in 1959.

Car clocks come in so many forms and often were fitted as a later option. Hard to imagine that a clock was an optional extra when we look at the standard inclusions of todays cars.

Car clocks come in so many forms and often were fitted as a later option. Hard to imagine that a clock was an optional extra when we look at the standard inclusions of todays cars. ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago

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Can't ever remember a clock in the dashboard of a car. They must have been in upmarket cars? That the clock illustrated lasted 8 days on one windup, absorbed roadshocks and still kept good time suggests that they were a good quality clock?

Is it time to service your watch?

Is it time to service your watch? ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago

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Yes. And I'm hunting for somebody in Brisbane familiar with Hebdomas pocket watches..... Any tips ?

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