What would you like to do?

Why is quartz good for working watches and other electronic machines?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

Quartz is a piezoelectric material. This means that it vibrates when current is passed through it. It also means that when it is vibrated or put under pressure, it generates current. When current is passed through a quartz element, it vibrates, which in turn puts some current back into the circuit. This creates a feedback look that creates a waveform in the electrical signal; this wave can then be used as a clock by using electronic components to measure the number of wave cycles that have passed. This means that quartz is an integral part of any timing circuit, and timing is important for watches, computers, and anything that requires coordination between different parts.
3 people found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!

How does a quartz watch work?

It works by using the piezoelectric effect: if a small voltage is applied to a specially prepared crystal of quartz it vibrates at a definite and almost constant frequency whi

How does an electronic weighing machine works?

Weight is sensed using a transducer. A weighing machine transducer is usually a spring/piezoelectric component. The resistance of it varies as the weight changes. So does the

How does an electronic etching machine work?

    It scratches a thin layer of the surface off whatever is being etched, and leaves a pattern behind which differs from the smooth surface, revealing the design.

Are mechanical watches quartz watches?

No, mechanical and automatic watches are powered by a mainspring, quartz watches are powered by a battery. A mechanical watch needs to be manual wound by the crown and is lack

Is the quartz watch the mechanical watch?

Quartz and mechanical watches use vastly different technology to power movements. A quartz crystal watch uses a tiny battery to electronically power the movement. A mechanical

What electronic machines use magnetism to work?

Practically every electronic machine, from vacuum cleaners to electric cars, use magnetism to work. This is because, with very few exceptions, the electromagnetic energy of th
In Science

How does a quartz watch works?

Quartz has the property of being piezo electric. It can bend with electricity or produce electricity by bending. Cutting a quartz crytal to precise dimensions will allow it it