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The project was virtually 100% complete by October 2021. There were a few small things to be completed along with further testing and de-bugging. Finally the clock owner's tools, winding keys and dedication plaque were finished in May 2022. Then the creation of crating and custom packing was done the following month with delivery in June of 2022. Below are final photos made of the clock before it left the firm of Buchanan.

One can also access the section of this website under Papers and Presentations to see the various publications and articles I have written throughout this project. Another section under Astro Index will give the reader a detailed trip though the project on a month-by-month basis all the way from its early design inception in 2003 through to the end complete with many hundreds of photos and videos.

At end of this page is a Zoom presentation that will give the reader a sense of the project throughout its creation and explanation of the various 71 complications and 5 special mechanical systems.

Following are two videos and then the final still photos of the project, please be forewarned this is hard-core, gear-head porn.


The Astronomical skeleton clock on a rotating table.


This video shows the various components of the machine both still and being demonstrated.

All photos below are linked to more photo pages



There was a three-part article that covered the last third of the construction in the November/December 2021, January/February 2022 and the last part in the May/June 2022 issue illustrated above. The first article showing the original mockup made in 2006 was featured in the August 2007 issue, then two more progress reports in the April 2011 and March/April 2017 issues of the NAWCC Bulletin.

The September 2021 issue of the Horological Journal featured an eight page article on the completion of the project. 


This video is a Zoom presentation given in February 2022 to a section of the British Horological Institute. It gives an overall sense of the project from the initial conceptualization, throughout its creation and listing of the various 71 complications and 5 special mechanical systems.

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