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Keeping Time

Lisa Jardine reflects on the rich history of timepieces and the power of clocks and watches.

Lisa Jardine reflects on the rich history of time-pieces and the power of clocks and watches.
"Each watch on display in the British Museum's Clocks and Watchers galleries speaks to me of a world galvanized by scientific innovation, whose horizons were expanding through voyages of discovery and the new objects and ideas brought back."
Producer: Sheila Cook.

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Sun 28 Sep 2014 08:48

A Point of View: How the world's first smartwatch was built

A Point of View: How the world's first smartwatch was built

The pocket watch could be called the world's first "smart" device, and its development involved some of the greatest scientific minds of the 17th Century, writes historian Lisa Jardine.

 

Read Lisa Jardine's article on the BBC News website

 

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