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If a watch has a cut balance wheel, does that always mean it is adjusted to temperature?
No, a cut balance is not any guarantee a watch was adjusted to temperature. The Hamilton 976 uses the same balance as the 974 but the 976 was sold as unadjusted. Plus, there are many watches that were made to look like expensive watches but in fact were extremely inferior as timekeepers.If a watch has a cut balance wheel, does that always mean it is adjusted to temperature?
So temperature and positional adjustments are all achieved with the balance wheel?
So if you have a pile of different balance wheels , how can you tell which ones are or have been adjusted for position. I think the presence of the bi metal shows that it is temperature compensated?