Movements of American pocket watches differ in many details from their Swiss counterparts. Here we look at some basics about them, without getting lost in the many deviations from the standards. American pocket watches are a topic with a lot of interesting things to discover.
100 Posts – The Top 10
After 100 articles in a good seven years, it is time today to review the many different articles on the subject of movements. Below I present you the TOP 10, which consists of a mixture of my personal favorites and the most frequently accessed articles by my readers.
Savings bank clocks and savings bank alarm clocks
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System Glashütte – What’s that?
Glashütte was famous for its watch industry more than a hundred years ago, producing pocket watches of the highest quality. Ferdinand A. Lange was certainly the most renowned Glashütte manufacturer, but watches by Großmann or Assmann were also sought-after and expensive.
Regulating a watch movement for beginners
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A Dead Beat Seconds Movement – 140 Years old
Every quartz watch has a jumping second, so the second hand always moves in whole second increments. This is in contrast to the mechanical watch, where the oscillation frequency of the balance determines how many small steps the hand takes between two second strokes. In classic movements, it’s 18,000 bph (beats per hour), which results in five steps per second; in the more modern 28,800 bph of an ETA 2824-2, it’s eight. This is called sweeping second.
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