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    Motor vs. movement

    Motor vs movement (by FHH)

    Motor:A car engine works only when the vehicle is running.
    Movement: A watch movement operates 24/24, 365 days a year (thus totalling 8,760 hours).

    Motor; Covers an average annual distance of 10,000 to 15,000 km.
    Movement: The oscillations of the balance, the heart of the movement, cover at least 8,000 km per hour.

    Motor: A car engine requires an annual service and full maintenance service every 15,000 km, which includes replacing lubricants, petrol filters and other components.
    Movement: The movement must be completely overhauled every 4 to 5 years. During this operation, the watchmaker applies at least one gram of lubricant to at least 21 parts of the mechanism.

    Motor: The average life of a car engine is 150,000 km.
    Movement: The life expectancy of the mechanical movement of a high-quality watch is theoretically unlimited, provided it undergoes regular maintenance.


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    nice but say motor to a truck mechanic opens up the real definitions.
    motor= electric
    engine= mechanical.
    engine = mechanical= mechanical movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamahaki View Post
    nice but say motor to a truck mechanic opens up the real definitions.
    motor= electric
    engine= mechanical.
    engine = mechanical= mechanical movement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yamahaki View Post
    nice but say motor to a truck mechanic opens up the real definitions.
    Depends where you're from. Say "motor" to someone from London, and he'll think you're talking about the whole car !

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamahaki View Post
    nice but say motor to a truck mechanic opens up the real definitions.
    motor= electric
    engine= mechanical.
    engine = mechanical= mechanical movement.
    Well, it was written by swiss watch experts.

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    cool. Its a subjective thing on the word motor my wife thinks it runs the muffler bearing:gold

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    Re: Motor vs. movement

    The differences may have been lost in the translation.

    In French the word "engine" is "motuer" as is "motor"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lysanderxiii View Post
    The differences may have been lost in the translation.

    In French the word "engine" is "motuer" as is "motor"
    Try "M O T E U R".

    But in technical English, there is a distinction between an engine and a motor.
    An "engine" burns some kind of fuel, like a diesel engine, a steam engine or a petrol engine. A "motor" converts stored energy into motion, power or torque. For example, a compressed air motor, an electric motor or a hydraulic motor.
    So a watch is really closer to being a motor in the sense that it runs on stored energy..... in a spring or a battery. I don't know of any compressed air watches yet!
    I don't know where a fuel cell fits into this structure because it uses a chemical reaction to generate electrical energy...... maybe it's nearer a generator than either a motor or an engine.

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    Sometimes they are called "chemical engines" or "reaction engines" because they run based on a chemical reaction. It's hard classify such a beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artec View Post
    Try "M O T E U R".

    But in technical English, there is a distinction between an engine and a motor.
    An "engine" burns some kind of fuel, like a diesel engine, a steam engine or a petrol engine. A "motor" converts stored energy into motion, power or torque
    "Stored energy", as in a tankful of petrol or diesel, perhaps :)

    German speakers also use "motor" as a word for "engine", particularly in the automotive sense.

    Taxonomically, I would argue that "engine" was a subset of "motor", not an alternative. Motor has a fairly general meaning - including muscular or nervous systems as well as any mechanical device which converts energy, howsoever described, into motion).

    In the Anglosphere, The OED describes the use of "motor" as a synonym of "engine" in the automotive sense (i.e. the power unit itself) as being specifically US usage. Brits, Aussies etc use different words.

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