One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slender flat coiled spring regulating the movement of the balance wheel in a watch.
- ‘When the spring is released current ceases to flow in the coil allowing the hairspring to return the balance.’
- ‘The curb pins on the regulator must be adjusted so that the hairspring hits them when it is supposed to.’
- ‘In most cases they used a long extension of the hairspring and pinned it to the base of the balance cock.’
- ‘This oscillation is not exactly a parallel to the balance wheel and hairspring of a clockwork watch, but the fact is that both use oscillations to keep track of passing time.’
- ‘The two hairsprings are offset at 180 degrees to provide optimal balance, better regulation, easy adjustment, improved stability and greater precision.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.