Understanding How a Watch Works

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Understanding How a Watch Works

Who doesn’t love these old industrial films from the mid-20th century? Via Mark at Boing Boing comes a video from the 1950s(?) showing and describing all of the parts of a watch and how they all work together.

Mark also points to a previous video, from the 1930s, showing how a differential gear works on a car. We posted that video here, back in the day, too.


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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