The Clock History

Do you know the history of the early clocks? In our age today, it is very easy to tell the time because of the presence of clocks and also wristwatches. These are regarded as one of the most important tool or device in man’s day to day life. When you go out without a wristwatch, can you tell exactly what time of the day it is? Our ancestors who lived before the age of technology had difficulty knowing about the exact time. This is a fact.

These days, we can use digital clocks. How about in the old days? Our ancestors had various ways of telling time. In the 13th century, the mechanical clock was invented and from that time, people can already know the exact time of the day. One of the methods used in the ancient times by our ancestors is called sundial. This ancient device was used in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Iraq. Actually, the sundial was even mentioned in the Bible, specifically in the Old Testament.

Greeks and Romans in the ancient days also used it. As time passes by, sundial-makers made sundials to become more accurate. And until the early 19th century, sundials were still being used. Then came the water clock. It was used by the Egyptians. And later, the candle clock was invented and used by the Saxons. If the sundials, water clock, and candle clock were used in the ancient times, the mechanical clocks began to be used in the Middle Ages. Like this, early clocks became the basis of digital clocks.