Horological Design

Lee, Gabriel (2013). Horological Design Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Lee, Gabriel
Thesis Title Horological Design
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2013
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Paul Meehan
Total pages 66
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract
The development of accurate mechanical timepieces may be seen as an exercise in futility by some, as quartz oscillator watches are extremely accurate, cheap, and abundant. However the mechanical watch industry has grown hugely in recent years, and complicated mechanical watches routinely sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. There is significant competition between manufacturers to see who can develop the most accurate or complicated piece, so the development of new timekeeping technology is in as much demand as ever.

This study seeks to design a highly accurate mechanical timekeeper, for use in wristwatches. It aims to achieve this by improving upon existing designs and rectifying any known issues with these designs. As construction of a prototype would be extremely costly, a mathematical simulation will be developed so that the accuracy of the new design can be compared with what is currently available. Results from this would indicate if the design is an improvement upon current technology, and if it is, if the possible improvement warrants further study and prototype development.
Keyword Horological Design

Document type: Thesis
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