Here is a story I originally wrote for the Bulletin that unfortunately won't be published. The story was fully illustrated and if anyone is interested, in a specific photo ,I will try and find the picture and caption that went with it. Some were lost during the lengthy time I was put on hold by "the editor".I thought,well a lot of work was put into the research,and this was the only avenue I had to share this story with anyone interested in marine chronometers,their makers and use at sea.This is a copy and format that was sent to Columbia. My intention was to write a series of articles on chronometers,their makers and how they were used. They were intended to be read as series of articles starting with the Negus story that was published. As no one else was writing on the subject I thought I take a shot and do these for the chronometer folks and perhaps snag a few new members into our portion of the hobby. It's my opinion that the marine chronometer was one of the most important instruments ever deleloped that contributed to the expansion of the civilized world and deserved a place of honor in the study of horology.