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Hi Guys,

 

I have a simple question that I have been trying to find out an answer for online and can’t seem to find anything. Thought someone on here may know before I join a watch forum.

 

Anyway, inside a watch, on the outside of the balance wheel, there is usually a part that moves and it can point to an ‘F’ or ‘S’ and a ‘A’ or ‘R’.

 

What do these letters represent and what is this switch for?

 

Any info is gratefully received.

 

Thanks 

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I know 2 things about clocks and watches nowt and begger all but have a google of advance & retard and fast/slow.  Isnt it adjustment?

 

No idea if that helps

 

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Its the simple language of the Watch maker...Fast & Slow....Avance & Retard. For Swiss and German,also have N & V....

Basic regulators to make the Watch go slightly Faster or slower.

For Timing Balance various Watchmakers use sometimes different name regulators....

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6 hours ago, urban.spaceman said:

First person to turn this thread into a punfest will get a firm ticking off. 

Keep your hands off me

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9 minutes ago, Countryfox said:

 

Er ...   errr ...   errrr .....   you win !! ...   :D

woohoo :)

 

strike up the band :)

 

(ill get me coat)

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20 minutes ago, Raw Dykes said:

All the punmerchants in here are a bunch of unfunny cogsuckers.

Tockend!

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