What is Quartz Crystal Chronometer?

Written by Manish Mayank

A quartz crystal chronometer is a clock that uses an electronic oscillator that is regulated by a quartz crystal to keep time. This crystal oscillator creates a signal with very precise frequency, so that quartz clocks are at least an order of magnitude more accurate than mechanical clocks.


  • This is fast replacing the winding type chronometer
  • It is completely solid state and crystal controlled.
  • The rate is fairly stable
  • Light and easy to carry
  • Sealed to resist entry of dust and spray. Undergoes stringent tests for shock, vibration and extremes of temperature


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