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The Inside Story of the Fine Swiss Watch
Part Five
   The Balance Wheel Controls Accuracy.  If you look inside a watch, you will see how busily this little wheel works.  Turning alternately in each direction, it swings the jeweled lever once every 1/5th of a second.  To maintain such incredible action, this tiny wheel is made proof against temperature changes by using special alloys.  Its balance is tested at rest and in motion - and the final adjustment is so delicate that the smallest weight change in One of the tiny timing scres around the rim of the wheel may upset its balance.  
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