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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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Today, 3 Hz balances are still in use among more traditional watchmakers, but 4 Hz (28,800 beats per hour) balance wheels are most common.
I have purchased two smart balance wheels, and I believe their safety has been slightly misleading ('Poll analysis: Smart balance wheels too dangerous for readers', Gulf News, December 18).
One of Journe's most famous creations, the Chronometre a Resonance uses two balance wheels oscillating in time with each other just 0.4 millimeters apart, each compensating for the other's slight inaccuracies.
A majority nine out of ten of Gulf News' poll respondents do not own smart balance wheels. Of these respondents, four considered them to be dangerous.
"With the upcoming holiday season, we expect many passengers to be carrying gifts for their loved ones, including the popular smart balance wheels. We prioritise the safety of our passengers and crew, and regret we will not accept these as part of checked-in baggage or as hand luggage," said Mohammad Mattar, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice-President of Airport Services.
I would like to raise awareness regarding the growing popularity of smart balance wheels.
With smart balance wheels being banned in Dubai malls, Gulf News readers took to various platforms to express their appreciation for this decision.
Dubai: It's official -- smart balance wheels are now banned in all Dubai malls.
Dubai: Roads, even footpaths or pavements, and some malls in Dubai are off limits to users of smart balance wheels or hoverboards to ensure public safety, police and mall officials said on Tuesday.
Much like any contraption that involves speed and motion, smart balance wheels are also governed by safety rules that include usage only in safe, designated areas, compulsive wearing of protective gear and most important, the correct way of riding these boards.