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regulator [11.10.2021 17:01]
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regulator [26.11.2021 10:16] (current)
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 The **regulator** (or **regulator arm**) is part of a wristwatch [[movement]]. It is a pointer that is attached to the [[balance cock]]. By moving the pointer towards "+" or "-" (or "A" or "R") the [[balance spring]] is shortened or extended by a minimum amount. As a result, the [[rate]] of the watch is speeded up or slowed down. The **regulator** (or **regulator arm**) is part of a wristwatch [[movement]]. It is a pointer that is attached to the [[balance cock]]. By moving the pointer towards "+" or "-" (or "A" or "R") the [[balance spring]] is shortened or extended by a minimum amount. As a result, the [[rate]] of the watch is speeded up or slowed down.
  
-A special variant is the [[swan's neck fine regulation]].+===== Regulator Types ===== 
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 +==== Bosley Regulator ==== 
 +Invented and patented in [[1755]] by Joseph Bosley. From his invention almost every later regulator design that followed is derived. 
 + 
 +==== Reed's Whiplash Regulator ==== 
 +{{wst>image_cl|Lange|L931.3|[[A. Lange & Söhne]] calibre [[Lange L931.3|L931.3]] with **Swan's neck fine regulation**|250px}} 
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 +In [[1867]] the American George P. Reed invented and patented an improvement to the Bosley regulator, US patent No. 61,867, dated February 5, 1867.  
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 +Today this adjuster type is mostly called **swan's neck regulator** or **swan neck device**, because of the shape of the curved spring which is vaguely in the shape of a swan's neck.
  
 See also  See also 
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   * [[Regulation]]   * [[Regulation]]
   * [[Precision adjustment]]   * [[Precision adjustment]]
 +  * [[Swan's neck fine regulation]]
 +  * [[Triovis regulator]]
  
-See also [[Regulator watch]] +Please note that the term [[Regulator watch]] is a different use of the word "regulator".
  
 {{tag>Terms}} {{tag>Terms}}
  
regulator.txt · Last modified: 26.11.2021 10:16 by gerdlothar

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