• A Closer Look Into Watches With Dual-impulse Escapements

    25 days ago - By Luxuo

    The lever escapement was invented by Thomas Mudge in 1854 in a bid to provide timekeeping capabilities superior to those of other portable timekeepers. How well this goal has been achieved is attested by the accuracy of modern wristwatches, albeit through an evolution of more than 250 years.
    As a recap, the success of the lever escapement is attributable to the solidity of its construction, and in contrast to the detent escapement which only impulses the balance in one direction, it provides an impulse to the balance at each vibration, or twice per oscillation, making it is more resistant...
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