Entries by Apoorv Gupta

Mainspring; Components off watches explained.

The spring driven movement is one of mankind’s oldest machines and if we were to believe the famous sociologist Lewis Mumford, then the decisive machine of the modern industrial age was not the steam engine. It was the clock, a piece of power-machinery whose ‘product’ is seconds and minutes. The essential nature of the clock […]

The basics of watch technology.

“Ticking of a mechanical timepiece is the heartbeat of human culture” – Robert Lewin (American Psychologist) Most of us, at some point in our life, have been fascinated by mechanical pieces and as a result of this newfound curiosity made an attempt to understand its underlying principle. In this spirit of inquisitiveness, I was tempted […]