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How a Mechanical Watch Works


Daniel Chyi
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Mechanical watches have no battery, microchip, or circuitry. Watch parts are machined to near perfection at microscopic sizes and tolerances and can produce accuracy within two to three seconds per day.

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0:00 Intro
0:44 Crown
1:36 Mainspring
2:14 Wheel Train
2:57 Jewel Bearings
3:11 Motion Works
4:10 Escapement & Balance Wheel
6:38 Supporting Structure

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