How does stuff like this get past fact checkers? It’s from this article.
Watches powered by quartz were invented in the 1980s—they were much more accurate, and powered by batteries that kept ticking without interruption much longer than any mechanical watch.
The first quartz wristwatch was invented and released in the late 1960s, and more were released from the early 1970s on.
In December 1969, Seiko produced the world’s first commercial quartz wristwatch, the Seiko-Quartz Astron 35SQ which is now honored with IEEE Milestone. The Astron had a quartz oscillator with a frequency of 8192 Hz and was accurate to 0.2 seconds per day, 5 seconds per month, or 1 minute per year.
So, only off by more than a decade. No biggie. You should hire me to be your fact checker. This kind of crap will never make it through.