Clock electric motors are, in a feeling, the central processing unit of all watches. Clock motors, additionally called clock movements, are glorified counters that keep exact time, generally by tracking the number of pulses released by a quartz crystal, as well as they control the rotation of all the hands. Herein we discover the features as well as the quirks of these systems.

The initial clock motors were totally mechanical. A tightly curled springtime or dangling weight used continual torque to the main equipment, and an escapement made the equipment turn slowly one tooth each time. A turning pendulum figured out the regularity of this "ticking" such that a shift occurred as soon as each second.

But the mechanical structure is now greatly obsolete, having actually been replaced in the modern electric motors with electronic methods. The pulses discharged by quartz crystals are unwaveringly stable, offering an extremely trusted timing source. It is straightforward after that for counting signs up to partition the stream of pulses into hours, minutes, and also seconds.