Tech | Electronics | Clocks and Watches

Where would we be without our clocks and watches? We'll explore the inner-workings of timepieces as well as look at some specifics, such as smart watches, Indiglo, digital watches and pendulum clocks.

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How Quartz Watches Work

Quartz watches actually use quartz crystals to keep time. How can they be so accurate? Find out why quartz makes such a great time keeper.


How does the Puls Wearable differ from a smart watch?

How does the Puls Wearable differ from a smart watch?

The Puls Wearable is a smart watch-smartphone combination that looks like a chunky bracelet. Learn more about the Puls Wearable. See more »

How the Pebble Watch Works

How the Pebble Watch Works

The first Pebble watch snagged more than $10 million in crowdsourced funding. Learn how the Pebble watch works. See more »

10 Ways Watches Have Evolved

10 Ways Watches Have Evolved

Portable timepieces have existed since the mid-1500s, but modern wristwatches are about 100 years old. Learn about watch evolution at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Android Wear Works

How Android Wear Works

Google has announced Android Wear, its software for wearable tech. Learn about Android Wear and how you could soon be sporting it at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Harry Winston Opus Eleven Works

How the Harry Winston Opus Eleven Works

The Harry Winston Opus Eleven brings something more to the table. Learn how the Harry Winston Opus Eleven works in this article. See more »

How the C1 QuantumGravity Watch Works

How the C1 QuantumGravity Watch Works

Timespieces like the C1 QuantumGravity watch are ridiculously expensive. Learn how the C1 QuantumGravity watch works in this article. See more »

Why don't we wear wristwatches anymore?

Why don't we wear wristwatches anymore?

Wearing wristwatches is increasingly becoming something of the past. Find out why we don't wear wristwatches anymore. See more »

Can a watch help you lose weight?

Can a watch help you lose weight?

Can a watch help you lose weight? These advanced time tellers may help you get fit. See how a watch can help you lose weight. See more »

Was there an error in the CERN team's timing of faster-than-light neutrinos?

Was there an error in the CERN team's timing of faster-than-light neutrinos?

When CERN announced that researchers had clocked a particle moving faster than the speed of light, questions arose. Was there an error in CERN's timing? See more »

How does CERN synchronize timing devices?

How does CERN synchronize timing devices?

CERN has to synchronize their devices to make sure they all have the same times for experimental purposes. Find out how CERN synchronizes timing devices. See more »