How a quartz watch works - its heart beats 32,768 times a second

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  • Published on: Thursday, May 23, 2019
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    Quartz watches have a tiny crystal tuning fork inside that vibrates at 2^15 Hz and there's a really clever reason for that. This video also talks a bit about how mechanical watches work.

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    Source: https://youtu.be/_2By2ane2I4

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