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When is a Watch Keeping Good Time?
Part Four
  Because its rate is consistent, the modern adjusted watch needs only a minor regulation by a competent watchmaker to give its owner remarkable accuracy year in and year out, if cleaned and oiled at regular intervals. During the last thirty years observatory time standars have progressed from mechanical pendulum clocks to electronically controlled quartz and caesium devices.  Accuracy is now measured in ten-thousandths of a second instead of hundredths of a second.  At the same time wrist watches have progressed from non-jeweled pin lever movements to adjusted, precise, jeweled lever movements.  Accuracy can now be measured in seconds instead of minutes.  But there is one difference.  Observatory clocks have become larger and larger.  Wrist watches have become smaller, thinner, more stylish.  The demands made on wrist watches have not been lessened.  On the contrary, today's precision made watch is delivering greater accuracy in the face of assaults by temperature, weather, the laws of physics and the rugged requirements of watch owners.  
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