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How a watch works

Post by Graeme » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:19 pm

Hi guys,
I haven't seen this pop up for a while so I thought I'd post it up here for you guys. For those who always wondered how exactly a watch works. This is an old film from 1949 and it still looks good today (well almost :whistle: ) sit back and enjoy...
Edit: I found it on Youtube and posted that instead to make it easier.



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Post by snootydog » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:33 pm

Wow,thats really cool. Thanks for posting it. -Andy :uj:
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Post by aikiman44 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:14 pm

And these 2:



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Post by SCM64 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:33 pm

Graeme wrote:Hi guys,
I haven't seen this pop up for a while so I thought I'd post it up here for you guys. For those who always wondered how exactly a watch works. This is an old film from 1949 and it still looks good today (well almost :whistle: ) sit back and enjoy,
http://www.archive.org/details/HowaWatc1949

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No doubt my favorite video showing how a watch works. Good Sticky material. :whistle:
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Post by deepcdvr » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:41 pm

Yes, that was cool... Thanks! I actually thought there were little people inside watches that were experts at extracting money from my wallet. :shock: I'm sad to find out that the 'extractor' is actually ME. :raised:
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Post by matt.wu » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:52 pm

SCM64 wrote:No doubt my favorite video showing how a watch works. Good Sticky material. :whistle:
+10000

Best video I've seen in terms of explaining the inner workings of a watch. Thanks for sharing, Graeme. That was definitely helpful for me - I usually don't know too much about how the darn things actually work.
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Post by Seth » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:19 pm

That hammy video is great. Its really a fantastic learning tool!

thanks for sharing them!
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Post by HalifaxNS » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:46 am

Great links :thumbsup: . I heard of the Blancpain episode but havent seen it till now, good stuff.

The hammy video I watch every couple weeks. I like the voice and music.
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Post by patstarrx » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:07 pm

HalifaxNS wrote:Great links :thumbsup: . I heard of the Blancpain episode but havent seen it till now, good stuff.

The hammy video I watch every couple weeks. I like the voice and music.

I have the BB episode some where.. Its awesome


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Post by KREMKE » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:22 am

Cheers for the link Graeme. :cheers: It's great to see a video made in 1949 that holds it's own to any of the more recent ones. :clap:
By the way, i've posted the video on my forum as a reference to the members there, i hope you don't mind.

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Post by HalifaxNS » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:33 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOXrzcvnmCs

Another video. You wont learn much but man does it ever look cool.

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Post by bodypeersur » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:20 pm

Just coming across this thread. Amazing stuff. So who was the guy that figured all this out to begin with? And what was he smokin or drinkin to come up with the original idea of this whole drive train. Pardon me if this is old info to you more seasoned WIS.
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Post by Larry Seiden » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:18 am

Sometimes I get tired of explaining how a watch is like a heartbeat on the wrist. I'll use the Hammy video next time.

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