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The clock parts that figure out timepiece performance (and somewhat form) are known as motions. These particular clock parts track elapsed time and also determine the best ways to point the hands properly at every moment; that is their main purpose. Yet motions (or electric motors) usually have subsidiary purposes that can be quite enchanting, as well as one such attribute is chiming.
Generally, clock components operated completely mechanically, making use of weights or curled springtimes to provide rotational pressure and also a network of gears to derive seconds, mins, and also hours. Pendulums and escapements controlled the regularity of ticking to ensure that the force wasn't applied at one time.