Just in case I can't find a coil for my clock and because I "have the want to know", I had some questions for any electricity-knowledgeable person. I'm assuming there is suppose to be about 2 watts going through the coil to create enough of a magnetic field to run my "primitive" synchronous clock. There seems to have been thousands of windings of fine, thread-like wire on the old coil to give it enough ohm resistance to reduce the voltage down to produce those watts. Can you produce the same effect with a few windings of larger wire that has a resistor soldered in place that would reduce the total wattage to 2 watts? Wouldn't that produce the same magnetic alternating field that is needed for the synchronous clock to work? I'm not quite grasping the whole concept of this single coil. I'd sure appreciate you sharing your knowledge.