How do Digital Watches keep time?

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How do Digital Watches keep time?

Post by codguy » May 18th 2021, 7:36am

As someone who’s loved watches for as long as I can remember, understanding how Digital watches keep time is something that’s always intrigued me. I think, of all the watch variations out there, the inner workings of digital watches are by far the most mystifying. Let’s take a minute to go through the basics of how a digital watch keeps time.

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Re: How do Digital Watches keep time?

Post by jason_recliner » May 18th 2021, 3:27pm

I find quartz more exotic and enigmatic than mechanical, as I understand basic mechanical physics pretty well but micro-electronics are baffling and mysterious to me. Pretty sure quantum mechanics are involved somehow as well. It's amazingly cool that we've mastered electronics and atomic scale processes to measure time with almost perfect accuracy.
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