History of Timekeeping

Making Time: The Great Escapement

By Klockit Team
August 2, 2021

The great escapement ensures clock functions are carried out correctly, follow this mechanism though history and learn about its uses today.

The Leap Second: a Jump in Time

By Klockit Team
July 31, 2021

Did you know? Leap seconds are adjustments made to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) so that the UTC time standard, which is measured by atomic clocks and used for international timekeeping, can be synchronized with astronomical time to within 0.9 seconds. The…

The Future of Precision Timekeeping

By Klockit Team
July 28, 2021

In the beginning, time was a relatively abstract concept that was simply measured by the position of the sun and/or stars. It wasn’t very accurate, but it served a purpose.

How Different Cultures View Time

By Klockit Team
July 19, 2021

While many in the West believe time is a universal standard, it actually has a fluidity across cultural lines.


Is Time a Human Construct?

By Klockit Team
July 9, 2021

When we ask “What time is it?” we’re not trying to pose a deep question. There is a universal assumption that a correct time exists, even though we might not know what it is at the moment. Most of us also believe that time is both unchangeable and uniform. An hour is an hour, whether you live in the United States or the United Kingdom.