Movement 318

318. Watch regulator. The balance-spring is attached at its outer end to a fixed stud, R, and at its inner end to staff of balance. A neutral point is formed in the spring at P by inserting it between two curb-pins in the lever, which is fitted to turn on a fixed ring concentric with staff of balance, and the spring only vibrates between this neutral point and staff of balance. By moving lever to the right, the curb-pins are made to reduce the length of acting part of spring, and the vibrations of balance are made faster; and by moving it to the left an opposite effect is produced.