One of the issues with the traditional going barrel is that the barrel arbor only rotates while the watch is being wound. When running, the barrel rotates as the mainspring.
Following yesterday’s post comparing Elgin’s going barrel to the patent safety barrel, there were questions regarding the distinction between these designs and the motor barrel. Today, I will provide a.
A look inside the jeweled safety barrel from the Grade 240 B.W. Raymond reveals the barrel arbor attached to the main wheel while the mainspring is coiled inside the spring.
When introduced in March 1901, the “Veritas Model” was equipped with a new safety barrel, offering an effective replacement for the safety pinion used on older models. The barrel design,.
Excerpt from Elgin’s 1901 “The Watch Word is Elgin: Timemakers and Timekeepers” promotional booklet, describing the features of the mainspring in the new “Veritas” model: “The mainspring itself is one.
Excerpt from Elgin’s 1901 “The Watch Word is Elgin: Timemakers and Timekeepers” promotional booklet, describing the features of the hairspring in the new “Veritas” model: “All hairsprings used in the.