Glossary of watchmaking

Flirt (independent seconds)

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Flirt for watches with independant second

A small rod, driven by a separate train, whose end meshes with the escape-pinion's leaves. The flirt is released every second and makes one complete revolution. This movement is transferred to the seconds hand which advances by one increment per second.