verb (used without object) Horology.
to have the balance staff oscillate so greatly that the fork of the lever fails to engage, rendering the escapement inoperative.
Origin of overbank
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In spite of this the model runs very actively and will overbank if wound up very far.The Auburndale Watch Company
Edwin A. Battison