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    The rotor of a self-winding or automatic watch swings with the natural movements of the wearer's body, especially the arms, and winds the spring. Hence, the wearer need not wind the watch.

    Are there any errors in the above sentences?

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    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 30-Jan-2009 at 18:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The rotor of a self-winding or automatic watch swings with the natural movements of the wearer's body, especially the arms, and winds the spring. Hence, the wearer need not wind it.

    Are there any errors in the above sentences?

    Many thanks.
    BEtter this way:
    An automatic or self-winding watch is a mechanical watch, whose mainspring is wound automatically by the natural motion of the wearer's arm, to make it unnecessary to manually wind the watch.

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    Default Re: Any errors in sentences

    Thanks, Svartnik.

    Your sentence is well-phrased. However, you have removed the word 'rotor', the moving device which, when turned by the wearer's movements, winds the watch.

    How should the sentence be rephrased with the word 'rotor' retained?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Svartnik.

    Your sentence is well-phrased. However, you have removed the word 'rotor', the moving device which, when turned by the wearer's movements, winds the watch.

    How should the sentence be rephrased with the word 'rotor' retained.

    Many thanks in advance.
    The rotor's mechanic energy is converted to the springs potential energy.

    The rotor of a self-winding or automatic watch swings with the natural movements of the wearer's arm, thus winds the mainspring. Consequently, the wearer need not wind the watch.

    BTW, I am a watch collector. My hobby is watches.

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    Default Re: Any errors in sentences

    Thanks, Svartnik.

    Your sentence is fine.

    BTW, I am a also watch collector. I have about 40 watches, from Rolex to Ebel. However, besides Rolex and Ebel, the other watches are cheaper ones.

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    Default Re: Any errors in sentences

    I meant:
    The rotor's kinetic energy is converted to the springs potential energy.

    kinetic energy ≠ mechanical energy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Svartnik.

    Your sentence is fine.

    BTW, I am a also watch collector. I have about 40 watches, from Rolex to Ebel. However, besides Rolex and Ebel, the other watches are cheaper ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    However, besides Rolex and Ebel, the other watches are cheaper ones.
    LEss than 20k in dollar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    LEss than 20k in dollar?
    Yes, the dearest is about US$3000.

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