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Master Clockmaker

OPB | July 29, 2011 9:45 a.m. | Updated: Sept. 10, 2013 10:24 p.m.

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Ed Beacham

For over 40 years, Master Clockmaker Ed Becham has refined his craft to prepare for his latest project. The clock is a replica of the mysterious Orloj (pronounced OR-loy) ticking above the Old Town Square in Prague. The Orloj is a 15th Century astrolabe clock that tracks time, zodiac signs, sunrise and sunset, and lunar phases of the moon.

The completion of the clock has spanned two years of long days, sleepless nights and endless trial and error.

Here’s a slideshow of photos taken over the past two years mapping the clock’s completion.


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