quartz movement

[ kwawrts-moov-muhnt ]
/ ˈkwɔrts ˈmuv mənt /

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 ).

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Origin of quartz movement

First recorded in 1975–80
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