I was pondering this with respect to timex's I had as a boy. i assume these were mechanical as I remember winding them, but in my mind, I see them as having had a ticking second hand. In fact I remember, later on, as a young man, having a vague idea that 'rolexes don't tick' and believing it at the time to be some mysterious property that made rolex rolex . this was before i knew anything about watches at all - i still don't know much, hence the question.
would the cheap watch i had as a boy, have had a sweep second, and i've just contrived to blank that out of my recollection?