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.