|WikiProject Watches||(Rated Stub-class)|
It's the display, not the technology
The designation of analog or digital refers to the design of the dial (or readout if you like), not to the technology used to drive it.
Early (and modern) quartz watches used digital circuitry to step down the 32,768 Hz crystal vibration to the 1 Hz signal used to step the second hand, but were never called "digital watches." The watch I am wearing is called an analog watch, although I bought it recently and I am sure that all the circuitry within it is digital.
During the period of 1960 to 1980, a reasonably popular form of household clock, often found in clock radios, used a traditional synchronous clock motor and an all-mechanical system of linkages to flip sets of page-like flaps; one set, bearing the numbers from 1 to 12, indicated the hour, and another, numbered from 00 to 59, the minute. Every minute a flap would fall with a slight audible click. These clocks were invariably known as "digital clocks." Dpbsmith 19:25, 22 May 2004 (UTC)
- Well then I guess I'm mistaken. Sorry! KirbyMeister 03:17, 23 May 2004 (UTC)