[time-nuts] Tag Heuer Mikrogirder
cfharris at erols.com
Wed Aug 1 16:49:34 UTC 2012
I think its a variation on the tuning fork system that Bulova used.
I think the point they are trying to make is that a balance wheel
system ticks 4,5, or 6 times each second, which limits its
resolution to 1/4, 1/5th, or 1/6th of a second. This watch
beats 1000 times per second, which limits its resolution to
1/1000th of a second.
Apparently this thing moves so fast that the second hand sweeps
20 revolutions each second!
Brooke Clarke wrote:
> What's the claim for the Tag Heuer Mikrogirder?
> Is it an accurate watch or is it a stop watch with resolution orders of magnitude
> faster than human reaction time?
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