Balance Mechanics OR A Brief Excursion Into the Science of Watchmaking.

My name is Fergus Riche, and I am an engineering student at the University of Cambridge, as well as a watchmaker in training. I have written this article on how a balance keeps time for those of you with a reasonably solid knowledge of physics, but I have tried to include intuitive analogies wherever possible in order to keep the ideas accessible to the lay person. Continue reading