Quartz Clocks and Watches – Why They Are So Accurate Compared to Mechanical Clocks and Watches?

Prior to quartz watches, every watch was a mechanical watch. Mechanical watches use some sort of mechanical oscillator and then count the oscillations with an escapement. A quartz watch instead uses the electronically-induced vibrations of a quartz crystal and then counts these vibrations electronically.

How a quartz watch works – its heart beats 32,768 times a second
How a quartz watch works
How Does a Quartz Watch Work? | James May’s Q&A | Earth Lab
Quartz Clock Movement teardown

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