Do you like how a "dead beat" (ticking) complication makes your watch look?

View Poll Results: Do you like "ticking" on a mechanical watch?

Voters
47. This poll is closed
  • Yes

    11 23.40%
  • No

    34 72.34%
  • Undecided

    2 4.26%
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: Do you like how a "dead beat" (ticking) complication makes your watch look?

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Bandung, Indonesia
    Posts
    493

    Do you like how a "dead beat" (ticking) complication makes your watch look?

    Hello,

    For those who doesn't yet know, a "dead beat" complication is a complication which is added to make the second hand in mechanical watches ticks one time per second, similar to how quartz watches work in general. It's also called "jumping seconds", "seconde morte" (dead seconds), or "tru-beat" in Rolex' terminology. Click this link for a vid:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv5HN9tM6TA&translated=1

    While the relative smoothness of the sweeping second hand is one reason that makes mechanicals so mesmerizing and unique (not here), I admit that sometime I miss the one tick per second of a quartz because it's just easier to synchronize with the mind if you're timing something (maybe the crude tick is less desirable in chronographs or if you're counting pulses). So it made me think when I saw that Rolex vid.

    For "looks" only, do you prefer that your mechanicals "to tick as opposed to sweep smoothly"? If I have to guess, I think the majority will vote "NO" As for me, I'm kind of undecided because I also love smooth sweeping hands


    PS: Is there "jumping minutes" complication? I think it'll be wonderful if we combine the two together for "legibility" purpose.

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    NJ / Philly
    Posts
    7,645

    Re: Do you like how a "dead beat" (ticking) complication makes your watch look?

    Nope, not for me. Did quartz watches for years - now I'm cured of them. There's something about that motion of the second hand that I don't like.

  3. #3
    Member filmjuicer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    2,523

    Re: Do you like how a "dead beat" (ticking) complication makes your watch look?

    Nope.
    matt

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member Armchair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Hampshire, UK
    Posts
    2,811

    Re: Do you like how a "dead beat" (ticking) complication makes your watch look?

    No, sweeping second hands all the way.
    German: Junghans Meister Chronoscope | Nomos Tangente | Stowa Exima ETA & PUW 560
    Others: Accurist World Time Chronograph | Mondaine solar powered | Omega Seamaster 'Calypso' | Orient Blue Mako | Orient CVZ0001B ana-digi | Reena WeatherMaster VII


  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Montreal, QC
    Posts
    153

    Re: Do you like how a "dead beat" (ticking) complication makes your watch look?

    Have to say no. Seems like putting 24k gold pedals on a carbon bike.

  7. #6
    Member johnchoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    1,399

    Re: Do you like how a "dead beat" (ticking) complication makes your watch look?

    Quote Originally Posted by ds514 View Post
    Have to say no. Seems like putting 24k gold pedals on a carbon bike.


    +1. The first time I heard of this complication last year I thought "sounds like my quartz", but a lot more expensive.
    Current: Rolex Datejust; Omega Speedmaster Professional; Seiko Sumo; Casio GW-M5600; MkII Vantage; Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

  8. #7
    Member *El Ocho 1*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    3,812

    Re: Do you like how a "dead beat" (ticking) complication makes your watch look?

    Nope, for that I'll buy a quartz
    Rolex GMT Master II BLNR "Batman"
    Omega Speedmaster Pro 3573.50
    Omega Seamaster Cosmic c.1968
    Oris Williams F1 Day/Date
    Oris LE 1945 Flight Timer
    Stowa Marine Original
    Stowa 2801 HW Flieger
    Longines Conquest Heritage
    Longines Grande Vitesse GMT Chrono
    Longines Hydroconquest Blue
    Longines 1972 Vintage
    Seiko SKX009
    Seiko SARB017 Alpinist
    Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military
    Steinhart Ocean One Vintage Dual Time

    Friends don't let friends buy Invicta

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Czech Republic
    Posts
    98

    Re: Do you like how a "dead beat" (ticking) complication makes your watch look?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperclip View Post
    Is there "jumping minutes" complication?
    Yes it is - at every railway station!

  10. #9
    Member RacingGreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    623

    Re: Do you like how a "dead beat" (ticking) complication makes your watch look?

    I love this; reminds me of the whole perversity of our hobby. A 30k patek will not outperform a 10 dollar / pound quartz, and here we have genius engineering to recreate a quartz hand movement. I love humanity!

  11. #10
    Member novedl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    baltimore. MD
    Posts
    11,474

    Re: Do you like how a "dead beat" (ticking) complication makes your watch look?

    a briliant piece of engineering, but what purpose does it serve? seems pretty useless to me.
    Enjoying a life far better than I deserve...

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •