New postby Gerald (Ged) Pitchford » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:14 am

Term used to describe an accurate timepiece as in Jeweller's Regulator, often misused to describe some rather poor quality wall clocks.
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Re: Regulator.

New postby podge » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:16 pm


(In French: régulateur)

A clock with non-coaxial hour and minute hands.

The size of the hands and their position reflect their importance: the minute hand is always the larger and is positioned in the centre of the dial.

Observatories and Manufactures once referred to highly precise regulators, also known as parent clocks, to set their watches to time.
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