1973 Bulova

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    1973 Bulova


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    Re: 1973 Bulova

    Why yes, it is. An interesting (if rather ill-fated) attempt by Bulova to jump on the Quartz bandwagon without completely retooling. Instead of using the tuning fork to time the watch, they use a quartz module to vibrate the tuning fork...effectively making the tuning fork the "motor" of their watch. The biggest problem is that if the tuning fork isn't in sync, the watch draws a LOT of power, because it has to actually override the natural vibration frequency of the fork to match the crystal. And the end result is still far more complicated and less accurate then a conventional quartz. Its the kind of technology that only exists for business reasons; you'd never start from scratch and come up with a design like this.
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