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Clock electric motors are, in a sense, the central processing unit of all watches. Clock electric motors, likewise called clock movements, are glorified counters that maintain accurate time, usually by tracking the variety of pulses released by a quartz crystal, and they manage the turning of all the hands. Here we explore the attributes and also the peculiarities of these mechanisms.

The very first clock electric motors were entirely mechanical. A firmly curled springtime or dangling weight used constant torque to the major equipment, as well as an escapement made the gear revolve slowly one tooth at once. An opening pendulum figured out the frequency of this "ticking" such that a change took place once each secondly.