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    Do you like/hate the seconds hand?

    I tend to be minimalistic and prefer simple clean watches. So normally I would say lose the useless seconds hand. But then I would not be comfortable without it merely because it is my only instant indicator that the watch is working. So if I'm in a meeting and I glance at my watch, I don't have to wonder if he time is correct or if the watch is dead.

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    Re: Do you like/hate the seconds hand?

    Except on quartz.

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    I neither like nor hate seconds hands. I am happy either way. I guess I've never really worried if the watch was working - if it seems about right then I'll go with it...

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    Re: Do you like/hate the seconds hand?

    I find the seconds hand useful as an indi ator the movement is running. Can't say I love or hate it though.

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    Re: Do you like/hate the seconds hand?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    Except on quartz.
    This. I like seeing a how accurate my automatic can be and the sweeping of the second hand is pleasing to the eye. On most quartz watches, the second hand doesn't like up with the markers and I just can't get used to that for some reason.

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    Do you like/hate the seconds hand?

    I like the central sweeping hand on mechanicals. I'm not a fan of the small seconds hand unless its on a chrono. Finally I hate the ticking hand of a quartz. Those watches are better off with no seconds hand IMO.
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    I doubt I would buy a watch without one.
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    Do you like/hate the seconds hand?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dienekes View Post
    I like the central sweeping hand on mechanicals. I'm not a fan of the small seconds hand unless its on a chrono. Finally I hate the ticking hand of a quartz. Those watches are better off with no seconds hand IMO.
    Agreed even more so if the hand doesn't line up with the markers
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    Re: Do you like/hate the seconds hand?

    I prefer my watches to have seconds hands, except on very dressy quartz styles, where I prefer the simple two-hand look.
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    Re: Do you like/hate the seconds hand?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dienekes View Post
    I like the central sweeping hand on mechanicals. I'm not a fan of the small seconds hand unless its on a chrono. Finally I hate the ticking hand of a quartz. Those watches are better off with no seconds hand IMO.
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