Author: Noel Wideberg

What Makes A Watch TickWhat Makes A Watch Tick

Operating frequency Suppose a mechanical watch has an operating speed of, for example, 28,800vph. That means the balance wheel “vibrates” 28,800 times per hour. Each vibration equates to a single tick. And so, a watch with a 28,800vph operating frequency “ticks” 8 times per second (28,800/60/60=8). The escape wheel effectively acts as a brake… Every […]