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quartz movement

noun, Horology
an extremely accurate electronic movement utilizing the natural frequency of vibrations of a quartz crystal to regulate the operation of the timepiece (quartz clock or quartz watch) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Each digit on the square stainless-steel clock, which has a quartz movement, is made from a different process.
  • The submitted watch is a digital stop watch with a quartz movement in a plastic case.

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