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Watches, Clocks, Timekeeping On Stamps

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Posted 07/01/2011   11:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This US stamp was part of a sheet just issued the other day and fits with this theme:



In that the above stamp depicts an "electric" clock, I thought I'd post the link to this news article. While not stamp related, it is going to be an interesting exercise in how such appliances will react to changes in the electric grid:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...H_story.html
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Posted 08/08/2011   4:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
According to various historical accounts, the clock on the Spasskaya Tower in Moscow appeared sometime between 1491 and 1585; it is usually referred to as the Kremlin clock. Here is an image of a stamp depicting the clock tower, printed by lithogravure, and issued by the USSR (Russia) in 1948, Scott No. 1260.

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Posted 10/11/2011   9:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are images of two stamps depicting a watch (fickur) made by J. Bellette, London in 1701 that belonged to King Charles (Karl) XII of Sweden (1682-1718), designed and engraved by Lars Sjööblom after photos by Göran Schmidt, and issued by Sweden on January 13, 2000 as a set, Scott Nos. 2372 & 2373, Facit Nos. 2171 & 2172.

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Watch works (bottom)


Watch face (dial)
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Posted 02/16/2012   09:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Time to revive this thread. (I've often wondered why my wife sighs and rolls her eyes a lot. I think I just figured it out.)

Anyway, hour glass on the Union and Confederate stamps.

USA SC#985 1949



USA SC#998 1951



I've also wondered why they used the same design for the two groups. Was it to show, that after a such a bloody and horrible war, both sides were really the same? Or just laziness on the part of the US post office?
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Posted 02/16/2012   09:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Various views of the clock tower (Peace Tower) on Canada's Parliament Buildings

SC#143 1927



SC#159 1929



SC#202 1933 (look hard, you'll see it)



SC#257 1942



SC#277 1948



SC#371 1957



We do like to show off our tower, don't we? But then, why not. It's a pretty impressive structure.
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Posted 02/22/2012   09:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another hour glass on this British WWI propaganda stamp. There, up at the top.



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Posted 02/22/2012   11:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fifia to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pakistan 1951



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Posted 02/23/2012   05:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stonehenge is some sort of timepiece, isn't it?



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Posted 05/29/2012   09:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Christian Huygens' Pendulum Clock on a 1962 Dutch semi-postal.



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Posted 05/29/2012   09:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tstraz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love it. In my humble opinion the stamps posted by mhc99 represent one of he most important timepieces ever invented. The John Hamilton marine timekeeper allowed 18th century navigators to make reasonably accurate measurements of Longitude for the first time. As a Captain Cook collector this set truly represents a major advance in navigation.
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Posted 04/03/2013   09:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
tstraz - English clockmaker John Harrison (1693-1776) invented the marine chronometer.

Clock indicating "only minutes left until midnight" and damaged forest, designed by Ganzenmüller, printed by lithography, and issued by Germany on July 16, 1985 to publicize forest conservation, Scott No. 1445, Michel No. 1253. "Save the Forest!"

- nethryk



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Posted 07/13/2014   10:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Saint-Imier is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland, and the hometown of the Longines Watch Co. Here is an image of a stamp depicting the landmark public clock in Saint-Imier, designed by Michel Dayer, printed by photogravure (Courvoisier, S.A.), and issued by Switzerland on February 21, 1984 to commemorate 1,100th anniversary of Saint-Imier's founding, Scott No. 745, plus a photo of the clock tower.

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Posted 08/13/2014   07:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Japanese clock, printed by photogravure, and issued by Japan on January 23, 2004, Scott No. 2877b.

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Posted 08/24/2014   02:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jorgesurcl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
PERU - 2009

Punctuality is a virtue. A sign of courtesy and good manners

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Posted 11/15/2014   11:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In May of this year Switzerland and Russia presented a joint issue depicting the Zytglogge in Bern and the Kazansky Clock Tower in Moscow. It was time to commemorate the beginnings of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Design: Kaspar Eigensatz

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