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1 A Clockwork Gear (January/February 1992)

Question: Could you explain what is meant by "horological gearing"? I never heard of this before, although I understand it has something to do with watches. Could you also explain the meaning of a "going gear train"?

2 Vive la Differential (March/April 2017)

Your automobile's differential is easily one of its most important components. This becomes crystal clear to anyone that has ever had to pony up to replace one. The differential, that mathy-driven, mechanically complex system that keeps axles and pinions running smoothly was invented by a watchmaker - for a watch.

3 Swiss Watchmaking - with 3-D Printing (January/February 2017)

For centuries, Switzerland has been considered home to the greatest watchmakers in the world. Works of fine beauty and optimal precision have been the norm there seemingly forever.

4 The Watch That Does Everything, Plus Tells Time (September/October 2015)

Thereís a silly ongoing joke in the 2002 family film Spy Kids 2 (a movie that Iím admittedly not very proud Iíve seen, but hey, I was 12 at the time) involving a super advanced secret agent watch that does everything but tell time.