Led by Al Dodson

The escapement is an essential element of both watches and clocks. It performs two functions; it releases the power stored in the mainspring and keeps the oscillator (pendulum, balance wheel) in motion using energy it releases. We will look at the relationship of these two functions and attempt to demystify its operation.

This discussion makes the escapement understandable to anyone who is interested in how a clock or watch operates while also providing a fresh look and deeper understanding of escapements

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