Zarautz – Winding up the clock

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The tower located near the Church of Santa Maria La Real in Zarautz, currently Museum of Art and History, has a beautiful watch early twentieth century. The whole mechanism is uncovered, so visitors can observe the operation of this complex machine that, in addition to govern the clock, synchronizes the bells in the tower. The mechanics are so old that a group of neighbors take turns in the work of lifting the weights (winding) of the watch every 2-3 days. This recording shows one of those turns.

Author: Xabier Erkizia
Date: 12/05/2015