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Glossary of watchmaking

Quartz

Quartz | クォーツ | 石英

Quartz group

Silicon dioxide. Also called rock crystal.

Quartz has the specific property of vibrating at a very high frequency (32 MHz) placed under electric current. Under certain conditions, it imparts its own vibration frequency to the circuit. This property has been used in electronic watches since the 1970s.

Terms with the same letter

Quartz Quartz oscillator