My first thought was - in that scene from the Bond film "Moonraker" :) Lovely pic though
The inside of Big Ben?
The outside of Big Ben?
Btw, What kind of movement does Big Ben have?
Dumb question, but i'm really curious.
It's definitely not the Rathaus-Glockenspiel of Munich. I would have to say judging from the ornamentation on the dial that it's Big Ben.
“Education is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent”
-- John Maynard Keynes
Big Ben would be my guess as well ... if it's a new Damasko, that is one HUGE watch!
A few of this and some of the other ...
"I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty" - Groucho Marx
Yep, Big Ben. What I did not know is that the clock is very accurate since being built. The requirement those times was about -1/+1 per 24 hours. And the tower clock still fits the requirement. Spoke to the maintenance team. They do a tremendous job.
The clockwork mechanism in a room below weighs 5 tons. On top of the pendulum is a small stack of old penny coins; these are to adjust the time of the clock. Adding a coin has the effect of minutely lifting the position of the pendulum's centre of mass, reducing the effective length of the pendulum rod and hence increasing the rate at which the pendulum swings. Adding or removing a penny will change the clock's speed by 0.4 seconds per day.
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