The wound spring of a clock would possess the same potential as kinetic energy. I am I correct in that statement.

No. The wound spring has PE. Now what is this writing of KE? What is moving? how is it connected or related to the wound spring?

To determine whether your statement is correct or not, let's break it down and understand the concepts involved.

The wound spring of a clock stores potential energy (PE) rather than kinetic energy (KE). When a clock is wound, the spring gets twisted or compressed, storing potential energy within it. This PE is then gradually released as the spring unwinds, powering the clock's movement and allowing it to keep time.

Kinetic energy, on the other hand, is the energy possessed by an object due to its motion. In the context of a clock, the gears, hands, and pendulum may experience kinetic energy as they move and keep time, but it does not directly relate to the wound spring itself.

Therefore, your statement is not correct. The wound spring of a clock possesses potential energy, allowing it to supply energy to other components of the clock, rather than directly having kinetic energy.