Patent Number: 6,252,824

Title: Electronic time piece with a bearing detector

Abstract: An electronic timepiece has an oscillating circuit for producing a clock signal. A dividing circuit divides the clock signal and produces a divided output signal used to count elapsed time. A calculating circuit calculates time information in accordance with the divided output signal produced by the dividing circuit. A detecting circuit detects a horizontal state of the electronic timepiece relative to a ground reference. A bearing measurement device measures bearing information when a horizontal state of the electronic timepiece relative to the ground reference is detected by the detecting circuit. A display circuit displays time information calculated by the calculating circuit and displays bearing information measured by the bearing measurement circuit.

Inventors: Ogasawara; Kenji (Chiba, JP)

Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.

International Classification: G04G 1/00 (20060101); G04B 47/06 (20060101); G04B 47/00 (20060101); G04G 1/04 (20060101); G04B 047/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018