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The Horological Journal
The Institute is proud of its Horological Journal, which is the oldest technical journal in the world, having been published without a break since September 1858.
A copy of HJ is sent to every member each month, and contains a wealth of news and information of interest to horology enthusiasts.
We try to maintain a good balance of articles in each issue, covering clocks, watches, turret clocks and electric timepieces in articles that may be theoretical, practical or both.
Download a copy of the Institute's HJ policy.
Interested in writing for the Horological Journal? Please read our contributor's guide.
December 2013 Digest
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Things are extremely busy at Upton Hall at the moment as the race is on to produce several Horological Journals in quick succession in line with the Christmas print deadlines.
In this month's edition thanks to BHI member Robert Ovens MBHI, we are able to publish a comprehensive BHI Index for 2013. Robert works tirelessly throughout the year to produce these invaluable indexes which have been widely used for research purpose since HJ's inception back in 1858.
Also in the December issue, I am pleased to welcome Robert Horan MBHI, a newly qualified horologist and a new writer for HJ. Specialising in watches, Robert describes in detail how to service a Tudor Prince Oysterdate 31 - look out for several more watch-related articles from him in the months to come.
Colin Fergusson MBHI has also been busy putting pen to paper too. He looks at ‘An Eight Day with Quarters’ and also gives us the latest update on ‘Making Harrison's Late Regulator’, a long-running project by the BHI's Harrison Group, of which he is a member. John Moorhouse MBHI also continues with his series on ‘Engine Turning’ and Guy Gibbons MBHI writes about ‘After the DLC’.
We are also very proud to publish our report on the recent Awards, Education and New Members' Day - one of the highlights of the BHI calendar. It great to be able to share the success stories of our students through the pages of HJ.
As always you will find letters, branch reports, news items, auction round up ...and much more.
Enjoy the holidays.
Jayne Hall, HJ Editor
The 'Letters' pages provide a great opportunity for discussion and debate, whilst 'Branch Reports' provide updates of local activities, and regular 'Bench Views' illustrate life from the bench of a clockmaker and a watchmaker.
Click here for our latest Article of the Month - a taste of what you can expect to see every month in HJ! Plus by special request the October Double Pendulum Clock article, and The First Correct Drawing of the Grasshopper Escapement Ever Published and CSM by Peter Hastings. Download the spreadsheet of Peter Hasting's graphical method.
You can also download a full sample copy of HJ from a few months ago.