I always tell my wife how amazing GS's spring drive technology is - how they use quartz technology to create this quartz-mechanical hybrid that gives you the best of both worlds. Well, today, she surprised me. Her eyes didn't glaze over, and she actually asked me, "Oh, how did they do that?"
And my response was, "Well, they have this main spring, just like in any mechanical watch, and then... a quartz crystal... something, something... tri-synchro regulator... uh... it just, you know, works." When she started laughing at me, I then pointed out to her how cool the sweeping seconds hand looks, and well that's all you need to know.
Well, friends, to save you from the same embarrassment, I bring to you this incredible find from the Crown & Caliber YT channel - finally, you will be able to understand and explain to your spouse, who couldn't care less, how spring drive actually works:
(@MarkHackman, I know that your video series is focused on "Hidden Gems," and I absolutely love them, but can you tell Luca that his videos are absolutely hilarious? The 80's style, corporate-training VHS aesthetic is brilliant.)
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