No one person invented the quartz watch.
A number of unrelated inventions preceeded the quartz watch. Not until the 1960s did anyone try to bring these inventions together into a single timepiece. American, Swiss and Japanese watch manufacturers made important contributions.
Independent researchers, university and industrial scientists, and
consumers helped make the quartz watch what it is
Meet some of the people who contributed
to this complex process.
were the first to make a quartz watch prototype.
were the first to introduce a quartz watch to consumers.
were the first to develop a digital quartz watch.