Timekeeping Element

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... mechanical watches and clocks that transfers energy to the timekeeping element (the "impulse action") and allows the number of its oscillations to be counted (the "locking action") ... The impulse action transfers energy to the clock's timekeeping element (usually a pendulum or balance wheel) to replace the energy lost to friction during its cycle, to keep the timekeeper ... stored energy, energy loss and efficiency of transfer to the timekeeping element determines the time a clock will run after it has been wound ...

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    We must be very suspicious of the deceptions of the element of time. It takes a good deal of time to eat or to sleep, or to earn a hundred dollars, and a very little time to entertain a hope and an insight which becomes the light of our life.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)