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The point you brought up is a good one which if I understand what you meant is, what does horology have to do with watches and other time keeping machines. The best way I know how to answer it is, a watch is a machine and the watchmaker is a technicion who’s job is to keep the machine functioning properly. Functioning properly means that the watch must move acording to a predetermined standard. Horology is the field that determines that standard. For a watch to actually be a watch it must move in synchronization to that standard within a tolerance. If it does not it is simply a machine and not a functioning watch.