The clock is used to determine the current time. The watch mechanisms are constantly being modernized, changing their appearance and today they have a high accuracy of movement. Nevertheless, they, at times, begin to "junk" and require a more careful attitude towards themselves.
The main parts of a mechanical watch are a motor, a transmission mechanism, a motion controller and a distributor that transmits impulses to the controller. The regulator of the watch mechanisms is responsible for the movement of the mechanical watch. He measures out certain periods of time per day, for example, a second, half a second, a quarter of a second. If this device begins to adjust a different value, for example, indicates a lower number, then the clock will start to lag.
The accuracy of the watch can be checked using a special device called a thermometer, but for this the watch will have to be opened, and therefore it is better to take it for repair. Note that if the clock is slow, it means that the main elements of the thermometer are too close.
Quartz watches work thanks to quartz crystals. The main components of such a watch are a battery, an electronic generator, a divider counter and a special amplifier that drives the clockwork. The quartz watch may lag behind due to the battery. Try changing the battery to find out the reason. Keep in mind, for a quartz watch, a one second lag per day is considered normal. Such mechanisms are designed in such a way that when faults are detected, they are simply changed completely.
The electronic clock consists of a crystal oscillator and a divider counter. They contain special microcircuits that are connected to the generator using wiring, there is also a system for counting pulse oscillations. Time in an electronic clock is counted by periodic oscillations of an electronic generator. These signals can be repeated after 1 minute, 1 hour, etc., if these values change, the clock will show an inaccurate time. The reading can be corrected by adjusting the stroke.
Electronic clocks can also lag behind due to interruptions in the electrical network from which they are powered. More accurate are those clocks that are built into various types of technology. For example, a radio clock can check its progress against the exact time signals from GPS satellites or with a clock on a radio station.