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VIDEO: How A Mechanical Watch Really Works
Explained Simply And In 3D

Today we will talk about the mechanical watch movement, and we will try to explain it simply. By taking you on a journey to the heart of a mechanical watch, we will see the different parts that make up a watch movement and how they all work together. Jump right into the story by clicking below to start the video:

Put simply, we have energy stored in the barrel, which travels through gears we call the going train, leading us to a funky-looking wheel. The escape wheel dances all day long with the pallet fork which swings left and right. The rhythm at which these contraptions dance with each other, is set by the hairspring and the balance wheel which turns back and forth.

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