Balance Spring Watch Mechanism

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Science Museum, London
published on 26 October 2023
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A watch mechanism using a balance spring. Made by Thomas Tompion (1639-1713). Such watches, of which this is one of the earliest surviving, greatly improved accuracy over pendulum clocks. Made between 1675 and 1679. (Science Museum, London)

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