We’re all watch enthusiasts here, right? Would be nice if you wouldn’t have to go to your watchmaker for every little thing.

Especially when you have a bigger collection it could save you a lot of time and potentially money as well.

This article explains how to regulate a watch and specifically on how to correct the rate.

What is the rate?

Your mechanical movement has a set of gears, called the train wheel and this is powered by the mainspring. The last gear in this train is the escape wheel.

The pallet fork locks and unlocks the escape wheel so the train wheel advances the required amount.

How to regulate a watch

The escapement. Balance wheel in yellow, pallet fork and escape wheel in blue. The pallets and impulse pin are in red

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Founder & editor of WahaWatches. I’ve been collecting watches for years. My favourite part is to pull them to bits.