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What is Horology
Horology is the art, science and technology of measuring time, time keeping and the making of instruments to measure and indicate time. Clocks and watches are the basic instruments to indicate time, while timers and time recorders are instruments to measure time. Other equipments such such as master clocks are used to synchronise a number of clocks and programmable timers are used to trigger an operation at a specified time.
An instrument that measures time. keeping time and indicates time is called a timepiece.
The basic unit of measurement of time is Second, Minute and Hour. Time of the day is related to the position of the sun in the sky, and then there are days, weeks, months and years based on earth’s yearly orbit around the sun.Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time. Coordinated Universal Time is based on International Atomic Time (TAI), a time standard calculated using a weighted average of signals from atomic clocks located in nearly 70 national laboratories around the world. The accuracy of an atomic clock is approximately 1 second in 1.4 million years.