Thursday, February 8, 2018

Invisible Forces In Horology

This is a cool little video showing magnetised watch pallets.  Magnetism in horology is extremely annoying.  The magnetism is causing erratic performance which is hard to pinpoint.  Luckily, it's easy to rectify by running the pallets through a demagnetiser.  The escape wheel pallets and hairspring are are three crucial components in watch escapement and all three being made out of steel are highly susceptible to magnetism.

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