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balance wheel

A stabilizing component. It is often found in a clock or watch. If we don't add something to act as a balance wheel, I think this whole structure may collapse. The jeweler told me that my watch needs a new balance wheel.
See also: balance, wheel
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The ban comes a week after a six-year-old Emirati child died when he was run over by a car while on a balance wheel. Although the incident happened on the road and not in a mall, authorities clarified that balance wheels can only be used in designated areas in parks.
Mohammad Khateeb, a Jordanian expatriate who fractured his right hand after falling off a balance wheel last month, told Gulf News: "This is good news.
The pendulum in the latter watch uses a structure similar to a balance wheel that utilizes magnets instead of the traditional spring, allowing for a much faster 12 Hz speed and no problems with friction and wear.