As the drama builds, you’re nearly breathless, your own heartbeat matching the occasional beat of the hand drum the storyteller uses.
By the 1980s the quartz watch had taken over most of the market from the mechanical watch.
Today most inexpensive and medium-priced watches, used mainly for timekeeping, have quartz movements.
Expensive collectible watches, valued more for their elaborate craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal and glamorous design than for simple timekeeping, often have traditional mechanical movements, even though they are less accurate and more expensive than electronic ones.
A watch is a small timepiece intended to be carried or worn by a person.
It is designed to keep working despite the motions caused by the person's activities.