Keyless Works

The keyless worksKeyless Works The keyless works is the mechanism in a mechanical watch movement that allows the wearer to wind and set the time without the use of a key (which was needed way back when). It is typically operated by the crown. It is a set of gears, levers, and clutches that control the winding and setting functions of the watch. The keyless works is connected to the winding mechanism, which winds the mainspring, and to the motion works, which sets the time. It enables the wearer to manually wind the watch and set the time by turning the crown. [Learn More] is the mechanism in a mechanical watch movement that allows the wearer to wind and set the time without the use of a key (which was needed way back when). It is typically operated by the crownCrown The knob on the outside of the watch that you typically use to either wind the mainspring or set the time [Learn More]. It is a set of gears, levers, and clutches that control the winding and setting functions of the watch. The keyless works is connected to the winding mechanism, which winds the mainspringMainspring The mainspring is a spiral-shaped metal spring that stores energy in a mechanical watch movement. It is located inside the barrel, a cylindrical container. The mainspring is wound by the wearer, either manually or automatically, through the movement of the wearer's wrist. The mainspring is the source of energy for the watch, and the tension in the mainspring determines the power reserve. The mainspring unwinds over time, and the watch will stop running when the mainspring is fully unwound. [Learn More], and to the motion worksMotion Works The motion works are the gears and levers in a mechanical watch movement that are responsible for translating the rotary motion of the going train into linear motion for the hands of the watch. They are connected to the center wheel or the fourth wheel and the motion works gears are responsible for the motion of the hour and minute hands. [Learn More], which sets the time. It enables the wearer to manually wind the watch and set the time by turning the crown.

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