Those Chiming Clock Components both Charm as well as Maintain Time The clock parts that identify wrist watch performance (and also to some extent form) are called motions. These specific clock parts track elapsed time and figure out the best ways to direct the hands properly at every minute; that is their primary function. However motions (or electric motors) commonly have subsidiary functions that can be fairly charming, and one such feature is chiming. Generally, clock components operated totally mechanically, using weights or curled springtimes to provide rotational force as well as a network of gears to acquire secs, mins, and also hrs. Pendulums as well as escapements regulated the frequency of ticking to ensure that the force wasn't used simultaneously.