......or dropping it will jar the delicate mechanism and cause the clock to yield hopeless?
The film shows Lab technicians working with the new clock, various scenes of it being roughly handled, and scenes of it in a cold chamber. Then various graphs and things which the army says show it now losing accuracy.
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Background: ......or dropping it will jar the delicate mechanism and cause the clock to yield hopeless readings. The new clock, however, can be dropped, shocked, put into a cold chamber, or otherwise mishandled without losing its accuracy.