How Inside a Wind-up Alarm Clock

Wind-up alarm clocks have been around a long time, but they are still fun to explore. For more information on clocks in general, please see the article entitled How Pendulum Clocks Work. Here is the clock we will be exploring today:
Removing the winding knobs and the back of the clock reveals the inside of the clock:
By removing the stand, alarm bells, hands, face and mounting ring, you end up with the clock mechansim itself.
Alarm Clock
This clock (like most table clocks and wrist watches) uses an oscillating wheel in place of a pendulum. The wheel and its spring are at the bottom. In the picture above, the clock’s main spring is on the upper right. The spring on the left is for the alarm, which has its own gear train and escapement.
In the picture below you see the front of the mechanism. The hands go on the concentric shafts in the center.
Looking at the mechanism from the side shows how all of the different gears fit together.
The following picture shows you the oscillating wheel in the foreground, with gears delivering power to it.
For more Detail: Inside a Wind-up Alarm Clock

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Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer holding a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan, Pakistan University. With a background spanning various industries, particularly in home automation and engineering, I have honed my skills in crafting clear and concise content. Proficient in leveraging infographics and diagrams, I strive to simplify complex concepts for readers. My strength lies in thorough research and presenting information in a structured and logical format.

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