NY City Jewelry & Watch Show

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In a Nutshell

Visitors peruse fine jewelry and watches from high-end retailers such as Zorab, Roberto Capra, Inc., EPS Platinum, and M. Khordipour

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $10 for General Admission for One ($20 value)
  • $19 for General Admission for Two ($40 value)

The show takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Dates and times are:

  • Friday, October 30 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 1 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Quartz: Keeping Time with Crystals

Inside your watch, a tiny crystal measures every second of the day. Read on to learn more about how quartz keeps time.

Made up of silica and oxygen, quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust. It’s surprisingly common above the surface, too, found in everything from amethyst jewelry to digital watches. Its value in timepieces is thanks to a unique property of quartz: when cut a certain way and exposed to electricity, the crystal oscillates at a very precise frequency. This frequency provides a stable reference that the watch circuitry translates into one-second pulses, fueling the clock hands (or digital readout) so they maintain perfect time even when the orchestra conductor falls off his podium.

Before quartz, watches had to rely on intricate moving parts such as oscillating balance wheels. But such wheels can only oscillate at around 5 cycles per second. Quartz crystals, however, can vibrate up to more than 50 million times per second—offering much more precision than any mechanical counterpart.

Bonus Point

  • Quartz can also generate an electric charge under mechanical pressure. In 1880, Pierre Curie—husband of Madame Marie—and his brother Paul-Jacques discovered this property, known as piezoelectricity.
  • Piezoelectricity has myriad applications beyond watches. Radios, for example, use quartz to stabilize their frequency so morning-zoo hosts can’t interrupt every program.
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    Chelsea

    125 West 18th Street

    New York, NY 10011

    +15618225440

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