What is the Horological Journal?
Your monthly insight into horology
The Horological Journal (HJ) contains leading, peer-reviewed articles on historical and contemporary clock and watchmaking, servicing, repair, restoration and conservation. We aim to maintain a good balance of theory and practice, covering clocks, watches, turret clocks, and electric and electronic timepieces. Although technical in nature, these articles and the news we bring from the industry are also of interest for collectors and other horology enthusiasts.
The HJ is the oldest continuously published technical journal in the world. First published in September 1858, it has appeared monthly ever since – without fail.
Members of the BHI receive a copy of the HJ every month free of charge. Indeed, the HJ is available only to members of the BHI.
Article of the Month, May 2021
Anthony Randall BSc FBHI, ‘Lucky Chance, Fraud or Deception’
John Harrison’s timekeeper H4 is a key part of horological history. How much, though, can we rely on the two eighteenth-century ‘proving voyages’ that were held to test it? Anthony Randall FBHI analyses the evidence, including his own clock that incorporates a reconstruction of H4’s mechanism.
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As a member of the BHI you automatically receive the HJ – in addition to other membership benefits, including privileged access to our collection, study facilities, workshops, events and training and education courses. We can send the HJ to your home or business address. It is your choice. All you have to do is join the BHI.Join the BHI
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With an advert in The Horological Journal (HJ) you reach an audience of thousands of people who make, repair, restore, collect and sell clocks, watches and other timepieces – in the UK as well as abroad. The HJ is also read by many others who are interested in timekeeping and timepieces. In addition, it goes to industry leaders, policy makers, academics and students.
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Write for the HJ
Would you like to write for The Horological Journal (HJ)? We welcome industry news and articles of a technical nature on clocks and watches, modern and antiquarian, as well as general interest articles on other horological subjects. For more details or for an informal chat, please contact our Editor Rachel Reeves on +44(0)1636 817602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Find out more