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WATCH, police. To watch is, properly speaking, to stand sentry and attend guard during the night time: certain officers called watchmen are appointed in most of the United States, whose duty it is to arrest all persons who are violating the law, or breaking the peace. (q.v.) Vide 1 Bl. Com. 356; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 14, 20.

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Essentially, quartz technology shifted the watch-making paradigm from one of hand crafting mechanical timepieces to one of machines assembling electronic watches. In a comparable manner, nanotechnology could shift the electric utility industry from a centralized fossil fuel driven generation and power delivery system to a decentralized system, reliant upon alternative energy sources.
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The second half of the 1980s witnessed the first notable change in policy when in 1985 licenses for watch production began to be given out for the broad category of watches, implying that a firm could decide on what proportion of mechanical and electronic watches to produce--a decision that previously would have required a license.
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The statement said four BM-14 rounds, 15kg of explosives, an RPG, a machine gun, a box of gunpowder and electronic watches were discovered from their possession.
Citizen Leveraged its expertise in precision manufacturing and microelectronics with a commitment to technological innovation to produce a long line of firsts in timepieces, including the first waterproof and electronic watches, the first analog quartz watch, the first analog solar battery watch and the world's thinnest movement at .98 mm.

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