crystal clock

crystal clock

[′krist·əl ‚kläk]
(horology)
A clock which uses the mechanical resonance of a crystal plate coupled piezoelectrically into an electronic circuit.
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99 to mugs, pint glasses, biscuit tins and even an engraved crystal clock - a "snip" at PS29.
1928 Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York State brought the development of the first quartz crystal clock by Warren A Marrison.
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With Watchmen, the most memorable moment involves a blue, naked demigod having a crisis of faith while perched on a giant crystal clock.
Una and Brenda were presented with flowers and a crystal clock.
She was presented with a Waterford Crystal clock during the event.
Friends and colleagues threw a party for 65-year-old Mrs O'Kane and she was presented with a Waterford Crystal clock, flowers and other gifts.
More modest prizes were on offer last week, with the winner picking up pounds 100 - and a crystal clock.
Timesavers Vice President of Marketing Paul Nicholas and Regional Sales Manager Bill Taylor presented Rossi an inscribed Waterford crystal clock at his Gilroy, CA, facility.
Paul was also presented with a Waterford Crystal clock as recognition for achieving top results in the management of building production course.
A major step in precision came with the quartz crystal clock, developed in 1929 by the Bell Telephone Laboratories; the clock used quartz's extremely stable vibrations to measure time.
While the clock distribution market remains a large contributor to integrated circuit revenue, new clock generation ICs are driving overall growth as these devices continue to penetrate into the crystal clock market, replacing these traditional solutions with higher efficiency circuitry.