Why Clocks Run Clockwise?

The earliest ancient sundials, image credit : youtube@wikiHow

As kids, one of the first things we learned about clockwise is that when something moves in the same direction as the hands on the clock, it is moving in a clockwise direction while when it moves in an opposite direction, it is moving in an anti-clockwise direction.

As pretty straightforward as this sound, it doesn’t answer certain important questions in the minds of inquisitive youngsters. We’ll discuss everything you need to know about clockwise in this article.

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An automatic watch is a watch that operates due to the regular motion of the wearer’s wrist. Automatic wristwatches don’t need winding if worn daily. When the arm is moved, a metal weight known as a rotor spins to store the energy which is then used to power the watch and keep it going at night or while the watch isn’t being worn.

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