Last Updated on May 22, 2024 by Jason

On this page, we link to various articles on the watch components found within vintage mechanical timepieces.

The lever escapement: a critical component in mechanical watches that regulates the release of energy from the mainspring to the wheel train, ensuring accurate timekeeping.

Watch components. The lever escapement.
The lever escapement.

The balance wheel: the timekeeping component of a mechanical watch.

The wheel train: a key component of the movement that transfers energy from the mainspring to the escapement and ultimately, the hands.

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Mechanical watch at Wikipedia.