Swan neck regulator (MO & FO)

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    Swan neck regulator (MO & FO)

    What is it used for?
    Is it more than a mere decorative mechanism?

    I've used the Search function but haven't found any good explanation

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    Re: Swan neck regulator (MO & FO)

    I'd prefer the term swan-neck fine adjustment.

    The swan-neck spring is an adjustment system used to regulate the rate of a watch very exact. This is done by precisely creating return torque for the index using a spring that is shaped like a swan's neck. Combined with a screw balance it is not only decorative.


    Pic by Dirk Dornblüth


    You may also check the glossary at Glashütte Original or Haute Horlogerie.
    Last edited by stuffler,mike; June 23rd, 2009 at 20:48.

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    Re: Swan neck regulator (MO & FO)

    So in our MOs and FOs it is used to regulate accurately the watch?

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    Re: Swan neck regulator (MO & FO)

    Quote Originally Posted by ivanlt View Post
    So in our MOs and FOs it is used to regulate accurately the watch?
    Yes, again: The swan-neck fine adjustment enables a finer adjustment than the conventional system.

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    Re: Swan neck regulator (MO & FO)

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Yes, again: The swan-neck fine adjustment enables a finer adjustment than the conventional system.
    In a sense that it makes adjusting easier!

    It does not change the range or the basic mechanism behind (active length of the spring), just the way the adjustment is done.

    Nevertheless it's a good and useful option and looks beautiful / represents added value to a movement.

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