The clock mechanism is in two main versions
To date, the movement has a direct impact on the final cost of the product. He is in a special case, so in most cases hidden from the eye. This does not apply only to a special clock, which provides the public part of the mechanism. Thus, it is possible to observe directly the functioning of the product. However, when you purchase to assess the quality of hours can only for the face and body. Depending on the type of controller it is possible to classify the mechanical and quartz models.
The classical mechanism involves hours of torsion springs placed inside. This principle has not changed since the invention of the first compact products. On the anchor wheel the force is transmitted by means of a spring, not giving to stop the pendulum. The main drawback of the mechanical clock is relatively weak accuracy. An acceptable result can be considered the lag or acceleration for about twenty seconds during the day. However, certain models are Swiss chronometers have protection from humidity and temperature effects, could show the precision of quartz analogues. The high cost of such products is quite complicated and the performance is unlikely to provide the opportunity to go into mass production.
Domestic and almost all the Swiss manufacturers are trying to use the clock mechanism with manual factory, which involves the daily implementation of certain actions. Thus, every day should be a ritual that helps to restore the steel mechanism. However, this method is quite possible to reduce the thickness of the clock itself. In the modern world widely used automatic winding, which implies the existence of a special sinker which while wearing carries out the rotation of the winding mechanism. Disadvantage lies in the impressive thickness, affect the appearance of the product.
Absolutely other variant – quartz clock movement, where the basic element is a crystal oscillator that transmits a signal with a high level of stability of frequency. Quartz typical frequency stability that is not influenced by external factors such as humidity and ambient temperature. With the advent of integrated circuits these properties are managed to implement in hours, ensuring precision with an accuracy of fifteen seconds per month.
Such a mechanism for clock offers simplicity, reliability and long service life, as the details of the quartz models are devoid of constant voltage. People who prefer a Swiss mechanic, can speak negatively about these products in terms of the unit. However, accuracy is no doubt. Recently, a model with a display system, battery life, behave in a special way when energy depletion. Mechanisms for wall clocks have the same principles as the manual counterparts.