Most of us collect something; we have the inherent desire to accumulate stuffs that give us pleasure, evoke emotion and store sweet memories.
At Umaid Bhavan Palace museum, Jodhpur, you will find the display of an elite range of items belonging to the Maharaja and the imperial family. It is the remarkable collection of clocks and watches that fascinated me the most. There are clocks and watches of all shapes and sizes.
Some facts: The earliest mechanical clocks were developed in Europe, as early as thirteenth century. But those were only for the large establishments. In the next two centuries the size had reduced and the clocks adorned the houses of wealthy. With the development of spring driven mechanism for the clocks miniaturization of the timekeepers was possible.
At Umaid Palace there is one, which is tiny enough to fit into a finger ring.
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