What Makes It Tick (PART 2) – The Escapement

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What Makes It Tick (PART 2) – The Escapement

Postby Racer-X » August 28th 2018, 7:55am

“In Part 1 https://wornandwound.com/watchmakers-bench-what-makes-it-tick-part-1-the-wheel-train/

of our “What Makes It Tick” series, we touched on the mainspring, which stores the power that drives the movement. The release of that power, however, needs to be controlled in some way. This is where the escapement and balance assembly come into play.

There are a number of different styles of escapement, but for the sake of simplicity we’ll focus on the most common style we see today: the Swiss lever escapement. Over the course of this article we will examine each component of the escapement in detail.”

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