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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 national balance wheel will be recalibrated, once again, out of a sense of our cultural imperative.
Baume & Mercier Clifton Open Balance Wheel and Power Reserve The final Small Complication model also features a power reserve indicator at 6 o'clock.
This latest model, the collection's first automatic-winding piece, incorporates an ultra-lightweight silicon balance wheel welded to solid nickel elements and boasting silicon micro-blades that increase the watch's accuracy by steadying the amplitudes of each oscillation.
It is fitted with the device for stopping the balance wheel when synchronising the watch and the system for rapidly adjusting the hour hand, which can be moved forwards or backwards without interfering with the running of the seconds hand.
The diamond-polished balance wheel and skeletonized bridges ensure transparent visibility extending to the very heart of the watch.
This inner balance wheel is one reason that Warren Buffett, our most brilliant modern business tycoon, likes to say that no matter how severe an economic downturn may seem, investors have never made a mistake betting on the ability of the American system to recover.
After these scooters (also called smart balance wheel) were banned in malls, some children can be seen navigating less populated roads in Doha with these toys.
The description is rather technical, but no less interesting: It has a small revolving carriage housing the escapement and balance wheel that is designed to release the movement from the grip of gravity by counter-balancing its resulting disturbances and enhancing the isochronism of the balance wheel.
The gear train runs vertically in a linear format connecting the two barrels at six o'clock to the balance wheel at twelve o'clock, and endowing the movement with its pyramid structure.
A hairspring and balance wheel beat back and forth, connected to components called a palette form and an escape wheel, which convert these beats into discrete pulses.
It took 500 hours to build and is even set in a moving cage to protect its delicate balance wheel from the Earth's gravitational pull.
With a diameter of 12 lignes and a thickness of only 3.4 millimetres, the new hand-wound P.999 movement features 19 jewels, a 60-hour power reserve and a balance wheel oscillating at 21,600 alternations/hour.
pounds 3,800 was paid by a Saudi Arabian buyer for a fine French ormolu and marble GrecoEgyptian Revival five-piece mantel clock garniture circa 1870, and the same price was taken for an English brass balance wheel lantern clock circa 1650 by Luke Cockedge, an unrecorded West Country maker.
He was a balance wheel, and as such an invaluable member of the Court for all of his long tenure.