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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.
But I do wear a quartz watch
, only because it looks like a Cartier, and I can't afford a Cartier.
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
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