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The Horological Journal
The Institute is proud of its Horological Journal, which is the oldest technical journal in the world and has 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.
March 2014 Digest
Hello and welcome to the March edition of Horological Journal.
This month we look in detail at Roger Smith's new Great Britain watch which has been commissioned by the Government as part of an ambitious international marketing campaign on behalf of British industry. Roger's unique peice is based on the design of his Series 2 watches and has been donated for the duration of the campaign, which was launched internationally in February and will be active in over 134 countries promoting British trade. (Article of the Month, see left for link.)
Also in this month's HJ, Fairs Correspondent Martin Foster reports on the latest news from the SIHH Geneva Salon, presenting models from Greubel Forsey, A Lange & Sohn, IWC and Vacheron Constantin - look out for part two of his report in the April issue.
New HJ writer, Robert Horan, concludes his two part series on Vintage Rolex Watch Servicing, while BHI tutor Ross Alcock describes the trials and tribulations of making watch hands. Ian Coote MBHI provides this month's Horologist's Toolbox, and Spiridion Azzopardi tells the fascinating tale of his restoration of a Monastic Tower Clock on the Mounth Athos peninsula in Greece.
As always you will find book reviews, auction round up, letters, After the DLC, branch reports and much more.
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.