I've yet to see a better video explaining how a mechanical watch works than this one produced by Hamilton more than 50 years ago:


Next, the guys at Hodinkee have an awesome Watch101 section that gives illustrations, definitions, and explanations for lots of technical terms and complications. this is a fantastic resource not to be missed. Click here for Hodinkee Watch101


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