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  1. Vintage & Pocket watches
    I have a vintage Waltham Pocket Watch that needs a Balance assembly. The little jewel that goes into the escapement has broken off. Is there anyone who can direct me to a supplier. See images and description below. Here is what I know about the watch: Manufacturer: Waltham...
  2. Watchmaking
    (This post is primarily aimed towards watchmakers who are acquainted with the mathematics and geometry of movement design.) So, for the past year and three quarters, I've been interested in designing and creating an enlarged, wooden mechanical watch movement for my school's Technological Design...
  3. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Continue "movement weekly" with part 3, a little treasure from well-known swiss brand ULYSSE NARDIN. Bought it from middle England, made these photos exactly as it came, original and uncleaned yet. This movement looks simple, please take a look at first two pictures. Plain unsigned snap-on...
  4. German watches
    So a lot of coverage is being given to the new Nomos Metro, but I think the much cooler news from the brand is that they've developed a proprietary escapement mechanism: Baselworld 2014: Nomos presents the Nomos Metro, the Nomos escapement called Swing System and the Ahoi Atlantik The new...
  5. Clock world
    This beautifully executed timepiece has taken inspiration from the work of Dr George Daniels CBE (1926-2011), considered by many as the finest horologist the world has seen. The movement features a special version of his co-axial balance wheel escapement and an automatic Remontoire style...
  6. Public Forum
    Angus Davies, friend of Watchuseek and regular contributor, has recently visited Zeitwinkel in St.Imier, Switzerland. Read about his factory visit on ESCAPEMENT: www.escapement.uk.com/articles/zeitwinkel---factory-visit.html
  7. Rolex & Tudor
    Article written by our special watch reporter and friend, Angus Davies from escapement.uk.com Advice Lord Chesterfield (1694 -1773), the English Writer and politician, once wrote, "In matters of religion and matrimony I never give advice". Advice is a double-edge sword. It can sometimes be...
  8. High-end watches
    A true technical revolution that stunned connoisseurs when some prototypes of the innovative mechanism were first presented, the Constant Escapement is now integrated into the movements driving the new models of Girard-Perregaux's Haute Horlogerie collection. It has taken five years of research...
  9. Links & Articles
    There are a lot of very good videos on YouTube explaining how a watch works. Here are some for your convenience:
  10. High-end watches
    Girard-Perregaux's R&D department was able to develop a new breakthrough: a constant-force escapement based on a revolutionary concept founded on the elastic properties of a silicium buckled-blade. This component, thinner than a human hair, delivers constant impulses of energy to the oscillator...
  11. High-end watches
    (c) Exclusively written for Watchuseek by Angus Davies, managing director of ESCAPEMENT.UK.COM I can think of few brands where the Co-President of the company participates in the Mille Miglia each year with his best friend, who happens to be a six-times winner of Le Mans. However, I cannot...
  12. Watchmaking
    Basically 5 elements are needed. It's this simple:
  13. Frédérique Constant - Ateliers deMonaco - Alpina
    to the public. Each will be presented in a beautiful wooden gift box, and features a technologically advanced movement that is unique to Frederique Constant, the silicium escapement wheel and lever. Related link: Frédérique Constant | The Brand
  14. Omega
    I've posted this question in the Watchmaking forum, but I suppose this is a good place to ask this question since most Omega forum regulars are very knowledgeable with the movement this question is directed toward. After doing much research, I understand that the advantage to the co-axial...
  15. Watchmaking
    After doing much research, I understand that the advantage to the co-axial escapement over the lever escapement is that the co-axial impulses are caused by tangential forces rather than near-perpendicular forces on the sliding pallets of the lever escapement. By increasing the beat rate on a...
  16. Image Gallery
    Functions : Hours and Minutes Small Seconds Power-reserve Indication Audemars Piguet escapement presented in 2006 is certainly living up to its promises. It operates lubricant-free, ensures excellent efficiency and guarantees superior shock-resistance. Within its new showcase with...
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