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quartz clock

[′kwȯrts ¦kläk]
(horology)
A clock using the piezoelectric property of a quartz crystal, in which the crystal is introduced into an oscillating electric circuit having a frequency nearly equal to the natural frequency of vibration of the crystal.
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Citizen Leveraged its expertise in precision manufacturing and microelectronics with a commitment to technological innovation to produce a long line of firsts in timepieces, including the first waterproof and electronic watches, the first analog quartz watch, the first analog solar battery watch and the world's thinnest movement at .
So the Swiss ignored the quartz watch and left it to high-tech companies such as Texas Instruments and Seiko.
The analog quartz watch, priced at 28,000 yen, incorporates a small globe about 2 centimeters in diameter and indicates time with an earth-dial (a dome-shaped 24-hour hand), a position indicator, and a minute hand.
Mechanical watches are a reflection of uniqueness, tradition, quality, pride in ownership, consummate skill in design, construction and assembly that a quartz watch can never achieve," writes one.
The explosive device -- an M67 bomb of American make, rigged to a quartz watch and battery-operated timer, but rendered harmless by the absence of gunpowder -- was found by workers emptying a trash bin outside the Fiamma Cinema, a twinplex where the Spielberg film had recently opened.
Why would somebody get a watch fixed - unless it's an heirloom - when you can buy a new quartz watch for $15?
By the 1970s, the electronic quartz watch became less expensive as well as more accurate than mechanical watches, resulting in much higher sales of such clocks and watches.
A quartz watch costing under pounds 10 will give years of accurate timekeeping, whereas a cheap wind- up watch used to be a guarantee of trouble.
Today's analog quartz watch consists of a tuning-fork-type oscillator quartz of 32 kHz, an integrated circuit serving as dividing chain and motor driver, and a motor as the electromechanical transducer driving the gearing of the hands.
I hate myself for it, but I've finally given up carrying my great, gold, Hamilton railroad watch in favor of a battery-operated quartz watch.