- any of various devices used in watches, clocks, etc, to compensate for errors arising from the changes in the force driving the escapement
C19: from French: winding mechanism, from remonter to wind; see remount
Examples from the Web for remontoir
Requires no fly nor remontoir, and thus reduces the weight of the motive power by one half.Time and Time-Tellers
James W. Benson
Every time the plate tips, the hands are moved a little just like the remontoir clock already described.
Figure 30 gives the movement of a remontoir clock in which the dead beat shown is used.