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    Tourbillon movement - GIF

    Large tourbillon display. Tourbillons were originally designed to negate the effect of gravity in a timepiece, by continuously rotating the entire escapement and balance wheel assembly.


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    I think if I had one of these, I would just stare at it all day watching all the gears go round. Thanks for posting.
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    All I can say is
    Tourbillon movement - GIF-spock-fascinating.jpg
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    love the Spock and yes fascinating, gorgeous

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    Is there any way to download that short video? I think I could loose hours being mesmerized.
    Last edited by ncollar; 09-19-2017 at 08:23 PM. Reason: wanted to add to it

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    To save the video (.gif file), right-click on it and select Save image as...

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    Thank you kind Sir.

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    What's incredible is that this movement is included in some high end WRIST watches!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourbillon
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    Like blkadder, I could watch this watch movement until the end of time.

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    Is the jury still out on whether tourbillons are actually useful in all mechanical timepieces? My take is that they might have limited utility, but they have perpetuated because they are so complex that they are valued in high-dollar watches.

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    I just read the Wiki page, and I gathered that they actually work for pure mechanical timepieces better than without them, but still don't stand up to a simple quartz watch for accuracy.

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