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quartz movement

noun, Horology
1.
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)
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quartz clock

noun
1.
a clock or watch that is operated by the vibrations of a quartz crystal controlled by a microcircuit
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