What do Clocks and the Roman God of Thunder Have in Common?

More than you might think

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It turns out that analog clocks have more in common with Roman mythology than you thought. If you’ve ever looked at the dial on a Roman numeral analog clock and wondered why the notation for ‘4’ was ‘IIII’ instead of the subtractive “IV” that we've come to know, then read on!

History of the Chimes

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When someone asks you to hum the Westminster chime, chances are, you know exactly what they’re talking about. That graceful 4-note melody is as distinctive to clocks as it is ingrained in our souls. But what is it, and why is that chime used in clocks? What about the other chimes? Where do they come from and why are they used?

Let’s jump right in and examine each of the main chimes!

How to Synchronize The Chiming Movement

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You proudly hang your clock, set the time, wind it up (if it’s mechanical) and watch happily as it ticks around the dial, but when it reaches the hour, you don’t hear that familiar Westminster chime that it should be playing. What gives? Chiming or striking mechanisms are easy to throw off, especially if you’ve replaced your movement or removed the hands of the clock at some point. To find out how to properly synchronize the hands and chiming movement, read on, dear Emperor readers!

How to Move (or Ship) Your Clock

Top Tips to Help You Get There in One Piece

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A new home is always exciting—a change in scenery, a new opportunity to try out different decorating styles, and the chance to make friends in your new neighborhood. Whether you’re moving across the country or just down the street, moving your clock can be quite intimidating. Emperor Clock has the tools and insights to help you prepare for your next move.

On Regulating Your Clock

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So, you’ve received your new clock, and you’ve set the time, only to notice a few days later that it’s completely off. What gives? We know that every minute has 60 seconds, and every hour contains 60 minutes, but while a clock should be able to keep accurate time, often the movements need some adjustment before they can be left to themselves.