Quartz Watch

Online Exhibition
For centuries watches were mechanical—composed of intricate moving parts powered by an unwinding spring. Scarcely thirty years ago, the battery-driven quartz watch hit the market, completely revolutionizing the way we check the time. In this online exhibition, learn about the people, the discoveries, and the innovations that led to the development of the quartz watch. Visit Web site

Presented by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.