The company debuted its quartz watch
, which was accurate to A 10 seconds per month, in 1973, and in 1975, it brought out the Crystron Mega, the world's first quartz watch
accurate to A 3 seconds per year.
Thus, as shown in table 3, in 1988-86 HMT's total watch production stood at 4.53 million, of which mechanical watches made up 96 percent, but quartz watches
numbered a mere 160,000, or 4 percent of total production.
The watch is designed to receive standard time radio-waves from four stations including Europe, U.S.A., Japan (east and west) and China, while for other regions, the user can also use the model as a normal Eco-Drive quartz watch
For a while, the watchmaking profession seemed done in by the "quartz revolution." In 1969, Seiko introduced the first quartz watch
with hands, and in 1972 came the Hamilton Pulsar--the first watch with a digital display.
Horton invented the quartz clock in 1927, but the quartz watch
didn't appear until the 1970s.
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 .98 mm.
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.