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Author Topic: Interested in clockwork....What to do?  (Read 1870 times)
Alain Raethorne
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« on: November 17, 2008, 12:09:34 am »

I'm really interested in clockwork, be it in watches, clocks, or any sort of automata. The probplem is, however, I am at a loss of resources for learning about it. I've looked all over the internet, and found a few sites, but I'm still looking for more. Anybody more knowledgeable (which is most of you, to be honest) want to point me in the right direction here?
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2008, 12:10:33 am »

Are you looking for info on how it works, or how to repair stuff?

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008, 12:22:17 am »

Both, I guess. But more of the former, seeing as how I need to know that before I can know much about the other.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2008, 03:39:36 pm »

I found the best thing to do was get stuck into a bunch of chinese movements.

They don't work any more now (to be expected - that's why I chose the cheap ones) but I understand how they work.

Get stuck in, man.
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008, 11:02:52 pm »

There's a good video on how a watch works over at the Internet Archive - put out by the Hamilton Watch CO. in 1949
http://www.archive.org/details/HowaWatc1949

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Harold
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Alain Raethorne
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2008, 11:25:52 pm »

Ah, that's a great video! Thanks for sharing it.

Heh, I kept expecting the narrator to say at the end: "Listen: What do you hear? Yes, that's the sound of a damn fine watch."
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 12:12:59 am »

The one thing that would have made it better would have been a detailed explanation of the keyless works (winding and setting mechanisms), that's what I had a hard time with at first (and still do, sometimes)

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2008, 06:44:45 am »

Harold, are you developing a stutter?  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2008, 09:27:52 pm »

Nah... just the usual (and hopefully fixed) forum issues... I'll nuke the double post

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