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    Smooth sweeping quartz watces?

    I've seen one quartz watch maker that is using 3 quartz engines to produce smooth second hand sweeping. But i can't remember it's name. And i'm guessing there are more of them that do this kind of thing? Because if i'd ever want a quart watch again, i'd want something like these.
    If you know vendors that do this kind of stuff, plese list them here. Thx
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    Re: Smooth sweeping quartz watces?

    Cartier had one with its Caliber 222P Chronoflex and I think JLC had one.

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    Re: Smooth sweeping quartz watces?

    Bulova Precionist

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    Re: Smooth sweeping quartz watces?

    Any other? Some Precisionist are quite well priced but the designs apart from 2 or 3 watches are horrible for my taste.
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    Re: Smooth sweeping quartz watces?

    The old Accutron 214/218 & Omega f300 tuning fork movements are very smooth.

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    Re: Smooth sweeping quartz watces?

    Bulova used to make the movements using tuning fork but now it seems no one is making them anymore...
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    Re: Smooth sweeping quartz watces?

    Those aren't quartz anyway - battery powered, but not quartz. But, you can find properly serviced examples at great prices. I bought this one (not my picture, but exact same watch) 3 years ago, serviced, for under $500 and it has run flawlessly ever since. The f300hz movement is perfectly smooth (makes your standard 2894, etc, look like a jagged disaster), and has a nice hum to it.

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    Re: Smooth sweeping quartz watces?

    My citizen calibre 2100 has a sweeping second hand that moves like a mechanical.

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    Re: Smooth sweeping quartz watces?

    Would the quartz-powered Seiko spring drives count?

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    Re: Smooth sweeping quartz watces?

    I should say so-Spring drive is basically an automatically-wound watch that charges a quartz oscillator and a motor. The motor smoothly drives the hands, referencing to the beat given by the quartz. Therefore, you could count Spring drive as a quartz watch.

    By the way- The (old) Accutrons operate by the same idea as quartz, with a rapidly vibrating current, but only that the quartz has been replaced by 2 steel tuning forks that can vibrate at a much higher speed.

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