In 1887, when the first digital watch was introduced to the world. It changed the pace of life. It only needed a push on a button (no winding), and you could see in numbers how much time had elapsed since any moment in history. You could also tell what time it was anywhere in the world at any given moment.
With these new innovations, people were able to do more things with less time—from commuting faster by taking public transportation instead of walking or riding a bike, to making phone calls from work without having to return home for dinner before stepping back into their office.
Start of Digital watch
It became so popular, many people at the time considered it to be a magic tool. It was no longer limited to telling time only, but also helping make everyday life easier.
At first, though, it didn’t seem as though the digital watch could possibly live up to its early promises of easy-to-use and easy-to-understand convenience. By 1885, most watches had stopped being made of actual metals such as silver and gold–and hence were heavier than their electronic counterparts.
Still, engineers at the time had made other significant contributions to the first digital, or clock-driven, wristwatch. One of these was the creation of the modern mechanical watch movement. This was a key component in making it possible for people all over the world to use their watches as timekeepers.
The mechanical watch movement is a vital component in any digital wristwatch as it is an automatic mechanism that functions by creating motion when powered by a battery, driving gears and clockworks which are set into motion by a small hand-wound spring wound to power the hands on the clock face along with an escapement (a balance wheel).
Analog to Digital
Now that we have a clear understanding of how a digital watch works, let’s take a look at how it comes to being more precise than an analog watch.
An analog watch has hour and minute hands that move around the face of the clock to indicate the time. How precise are these watches? Very accurate—if they are regularly maintained, at least. But if an analog watch is left alone for a long period of time, it may gain or lose quite a bit of time.
How does this happen? An analog watch does not run on batteries or electricity, so it has to be manually moved every day in order to keep it synchronized with the Earth’s rotation around the Sun. (This is why a digital watch does not need to be manually moved!)
When the hands of an analog watch are moved manually, there is an inconsistency between the hand positions, and this affects how precise an analog clock is. This can be caused by different factors including wind or lack of wind, as well as changes in temperature inside the case. To overcome these flaws in accuracy and guarantee accurate time movement all the time a watch needs to be wound by a mechanism that never stops winding it.
Revolution in Digital Watch
When a digital watch is powered by electricity instead of being manually wound. It has something called an internal quartz mechanism. This mechanism is driven by a battery that creates a pulse for the hands to move through, creating the constant motion needed to keep time correct all the time.
So let’s take a look at how exactly this happens with technology.
When a battery is put in an analog watch, it starts running out of power. So in order to keep accurate time movement on analog watches, they need to be manually wound every day. If you do not wind your analog watch often enough. It will lose power, and thus lose its accuracy over time.
Why is it that digital watches do not lose time? Digital watches work by creating electricity through a tiny crystal called a quartz crystal. The electricity created by the quartz crystal remains constant and never stops. Unlike a battery which drains out of energy with time.
Future of watches
The digital watch has revolutionized how people go about their everyday life as they provide accurate timekeeping with ease. With this new technology, we are able to accomplish more in less time!
The digital watch has evolved greatly since the first one was introduced in 1887. Today, there are digital wristwatches that have computers built right into them. It can even be used to access the internet or send an email.
These are only a few of the many wonders that have been created with digital technology. As time continues, there will be even more products built around this amazing technology!
Digital watches have really changed the world today. People now can track their time or even their heart rate with just a push of a button. With all these great inventions, we all wonder what will happen next? Will it be just as great as this? Will it be even greater? Only time will tell.