Mechanics of Mechanical Watches and Evolution of Entertainment

Summary of my bookmarked links and videos from Dec 12th, 2023


  • Mechanical Watch – Bartosz Ciechanowski

    This article delves into the intricate world of mechanical watches, focusing on their movements. It explores the mainspring, a crucial energy storage component, demonstrating its winding process. Gears play a vital role in regulating the speed of the watch hands, and the article highlights the challenges of achieving the desired rotations. The escapement, composed of the escape wheel and pallet fork, controls the release of energy. Finally, the balance wheel, driven by a torsion spring, ensures precise time tracking by interacting with the escapement. The detailed illustrations enhance understanding of these complex mechanisms.


  • Unterhaltung 2010 vs. heute

    The video humorously contrasts entertainment in 2010 with today. The speaker marvels at the advancements, from flat-screen TVs to streaming services. They ponder the shift from watching full-length movies to consuming short TikTok and sketch videos, attributing it to algorithms, dopamine, and geopolitics. The whimsical time-travel twist adds a playful touch.