In the United States foreign man Henry kissinger’s book “on China, some content is this: the British envoys brought gifts to the qing dynasty emperor, including mechanical clocks on behalf of the western frontier science achievement, the emperor of China, however, they are as a tribute. I’m impressed with this part, on the one hand, depicts the ambitions
during the expansion of the hegemony of the western powers, as well as the Chinese old ideas under the rule of the feudal imperial power, at the same time as a watch industry historical development stage, the mechanical clock in that period is a symbol of the progress of science and technology. In fact, the mechanical clock as a time record tool, was first
developed in the west, it is because the western good advocating scientific soil. Today, mechanical clock still essentially is a scientific, aesthetic and cultural history in the process of natural attached, like clocks and Cheap replica watches, its scientific nature should not be neglected.
Time never accurate Therefore need to be modified
As early as the reign of the era of the clock as a correction of clocks and watches as important tool, oscillation system regulator had already appeared. Despite the development of four to five centuries, it still exists mechanical clock error, the existence of error, a large part of the reason lies in the mechanical clock oscillation system, still can’t achieve zero error, and the long run, error is bigger and bigger. Therefore, clock and watch, or a more sophisticated modern mechanical watches, clocks and watches fine-tuning structure never disappear.
Inside the pendulum clock, the most important thing is that the pendulum oscillation system, if you observe, it is not difficult to find the bottom of the pendulum will typically have a small screw, through the screw, can change the effective length of the pendulum, realize to adjust the speed of walking. After 17th century balance spring was invented, with hair spring pocket watch, also need to fine tune to the deviation correction after long-term use of oscillator, the difference is that balance spring balance wheel oscillation system need to redesign the spinner. Have since this three
centuries, especially after the 19th century, when the spinner is not only a mechanical meter part of science, but also a combination of some aesthetic features, become already practical, beautiful mechanical structure.In the pocket watch and watch, we common fine structure can be roughly divided into two kinds, one is a delegate with (the spinner, and there is no (a direct by adjusting screws on the balance wheel/weight methods such as adjusting the structure of the directly. We often say the spinner is mainly refers to the former, English name, generally with the
Regulator, today, we take a look at the obvious, it is very interesting spinner.
The most common kinds of spinner
To say one of the most common spinner, there is no doubt that must be ETA movement of several, now many advanced watches are not too use spinner, such as Replica Richard Mille watches, patek philippe and vacheron constantin, but there are quite a few watches maintained a spinner, ETA movement should be three of the most common and many other brands of fine structure and the three variants. But need to know is, from the pocket watch to watch, at least several hundred kinds of fine-tuning structure, it is difficult to list all.
ETA company is the general worthy watch movement, it has to feed a large number of no independent movement production capacity of brand, you can buy most of the general movement watches, either with the ETA movement, or the variant is based on ETA movement. ETACHRON spinner in the ETA movement is a general designation, ETA movement the most mainstream of several kinds of movement: ETA ETA ETA ETA, 6497, 7750, 2892, 2824, (6498) or ETA, ETA 2671, etc., which ETA > 2824 and
2824 with the same kind of spinner, with opening ETACHRON fine-tuning of the screw.This spinner has simple structure, the effect significantly, on the open control balance cock of screw scale, can adjust the speed of walking. All this spinner, basic follow a principle, namely the trace change the position of the balance spring box, influence the effective length of the oscillation of hairspring, thus changing the walking speed. ETA timing
movement of the 7750 series, the use of a pointer fine-tuning structure, its effect and screw fine-tuning is consistent, only two can adjust speed range will differ as well. ETACHRON there is a more common (structure, also is a kind of pointer type structure, relative ETA 7750 this pointer, it will be easier, from Bosley (, namely direct dial needle can
be adjusted, the patent is about 1755 years, has now developed a very rich form.Structure of the three different appearance, but the same principle, but I’m not sure why ETA 2824, 2892 with ETA is eccentric screw fine-tuning (structure, ETA 7750 with the belt screw pointer spinner, ETA 6497 this is a simple pointer type, if any watches friend to know, still hope to leave a message. I passed and professional master clock repair communication, the answer is not absolute, because the movement through different brand changes, some will amend the
(structure, so is not to say that a machine have to use a certain (structure.
Besides ETACHRON spinner, the three most common, is also the most people like, may be the gooseneck fine-tuning, gooseneck fine-tuning modelling beautiful, because of the compression spring on the spinner has a graceful curve, shaped like a goose neck, hence the name. Is not only a modern clocks and watches, as early as the reign of the pocket watch s,
gooseneck fine-tuning and has been widely used in the pocket watch.
Gooseneck fine-tuning have so several important parts, one is the fine adjustment screw, one is how quickly a pointer, and a goose neck spring. Gooseneck spring is responsible for a certain pressure to the fine adjustment screw, helps the adjusting screw, can be more precise, not too much adjustment. Use screw to push the speed a pointer, is also to be able
to more accurate speed pointer goes through a certain scale, the screw adjustment, than ETACHRON screw to adjust, to be more careful. Gooseneck fine-tuning the fine adjustment, can provide more accurate error correction when walking, in general, gooseneck fine-tuning can adjust speed for 5 minutes/day walking error, and can be accurate to plus or minus 5 seconds per day.
He’s original double gooseneck fine-tuning
Because of gooseneck fine-tuning not only beautiful, and very practical, appreciation, by many brands are liked by a lot of clocks and watches enthusiasts. Not only that, Germany advanced tabulation brand, he also used the original double gooseneck fine-tuning, adjust how quickly when a goose neck spinner, the other is oscillation adjustment system Error
(professional name is Beat the Error, adjust the balance spring pile position), a very interesting place.There are also some unique spinner
Wilmot nautilus fine-tuning
Replica Patek philippe nautilus shape spinner pocket watch
Wilmot spinner is a lot of senior watch aficionados prefer a fine structure, the spinner by Francois Wilmot, July 16, patented in 1872, because the structure is exquisite, simple and easy to move, can accurate control, was liked by a lot of watches and clocks manufacturer. In the late 19th century and early 20th centuries, patek philippe, tiffany, the extensive use of some advanced tabulation manufacturers such as high dew cloud, because it was invented by the americans, so it is in many early American watch brand has been widely used.
Richard Mille watch
It and gooseneck trimmer has a very similar place, it’s how fast a pointer, also by holding up a pressure spring, this spring can give fast pointer appropriate pressure, he was able to follow the movement of the spiral CAM spinner external curve. The advantages of the spinner is that because the external screw CAM spinner is curve, the linear control is very
precise, far more than ordinary screw fine-tuning. In the later, this spinner gradually fade out the market, because the watch movement space is nervous, but this fine-tuning structure because of the extra added a fine-tuning the spiral structure, very occupy a space, is not suiwatches for watch movement, so now, almost difficult to see this fine structure in the watches.
But in my impression, have an independent watchmaker to this beautiful spinner risen again, to watch.
Compared with the previous these fine structure, Moseley spinner on aesthetics is nothing special about, but much a few
minutes the scientific and rigorous. Moseley spinner by Carles S.M osely and George Hunter, invention, patent time is on
November 17, 1874, widely used in the famous American Elgin pocket watch brand. In structure, it is not complicated, may
be too mechanization, lack of aesthetic feeling, is not widely used in the watch. The spinner is science, because it will
(embedded in screw slot, by turning the screw, can achieve the purpose of regulation. The screw adjustment can be very
fine adjustment, combined with the above calibration, can achieve higher precision.
Ke lai days next watches movement
Today, the spinner is independent tabulation brand ke lai auditions, Christophe Claret) admire, gives it a new life, let
the world see it again. Chimes on ke lai sounds of heaven a wristwatch, ke lai auditions special chose this spinner,
after carefully crafted, new building. After modification, the spinner (part of the two screws are designed in different
shapes, there should be two purposes (a fine-tuning, a fixed).
In watches, we rarely see double fine structure, in addition we mentioned above, he’s original double gooseneck
structure, we can hardly see double fine-tuning mechanism, because double fine-tuning structure is complex, not only has
higher requirements on technology, precision, and single fine-tuning structure basic can already completely adjust the
error range of oscillation system itself exists, if beyond the scope of fine-tuning can be adjusted, as rule out other
part of the problem, then the oscillation system itself may be out of the question, this time even if you take a spinner,
cannot effect a radical cure.
Speake Marin double spinner movement
But double fine tune as a more sophisticated regulatory mechanism, still has its existence value. In addition, he’s
original, independent tabulation brand Speake Marin also used double fine-tuning mechanism, one is the gooseneck fine-
tuning (fine-tuning, is another Wheeler, invented in 1861, a fine structure, is the variant, of course, but it is the
same. Through adjust how quickly another screw device, achieve the goal of double adjustment.
The nations Replica Rolex movement pocket watch
I want to hear the name, many friends should be familiar, I will make a brief introduction. Rolex refers to all the
nations brand (fine-tuning structure of a kind of very special, it is composed of all the nations, created by the founder
of the brand and take its called Jones pointer, because its modelling is very long, all the way to the near the small
steel wheel side, resembling a long arrow, so everyone called Rolex.
All the nations of the iconic Rolex hand-rolling movement
Although it and general pointer speed fine-tuning structure is almost the same, it has a biggest difference, is long
pointer, actually has a finer adjustment function, Rolexs at the end of a lattice, and normal (dial one of the same
radian, actual effect, the sword is fine-tuning, Jones may only adjust a few seconds, and ordinary (may be adjusted after
more than ten seconds. So Jones sword lengthen pointer, a more accurate and detailed regulation effect.
Some other form
Lundgren gooseneck fine-tuning
Real power in the 1950 s when the observatory certification movement snail spinner
Conclusion: in the development of the clock a few hundred years of history, fine-tuning structure, and Switzerland,
Germany, Britain, France, the United States and other countries some of the early master clock, are designed in addition
to very fine structure, in a wide range of least hundreds. Switzerland, Germany and other spinner more beautiful, the
spinner in the United States are generally more industrial, preference for gear and screw thread. In either of the
spinner is in order to make more accurate clock adjustment, reduce travel time error brought about by the system itself.
Spinner, is the mechanical clock science and technology and the comprehensive performance of aesthetics.