Time for the movement to hack/stop.
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    Time for the movement to hack/stop.

    Hi

    Tried looking for this information elsewhere and this forum but to no avail.

    Recently handled 2 watches with different movement and realized that when you pull the crown out, it takes about a minute for the movement to hack, or stop. The moment you pull the crown out, you can see that the balance wheel is slowing down, but it takes some time for it to stop, unlike say an ETA ( 28xx, 7750 ) or even the Rolex Submariner Movement ( 3130? ) where it stops pretty much instantly.

    What gives?
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    Re: Time for the movement to hack/stop.

    The hands should stop immediately

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    Re: Time for the movement to hack/stop.

    Agree that it should stop immediately to make it useful.

    Initially I thought its a problem with the first watch, but several months later, I handled another one with a completely different brand/movement and noticed the same characteristic.

    Tried another one of the same brand and movement at the store, exactly the same behavior.
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    Re: Time for the movement to hack/stop.

    Which specific movements are they?
    Are the movements designed to hack?

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    Re: Time for the movement to hack/stop.

    If it takes a minute to stop, I wouldn't consider that to be hacking. I believe ETA applies a braking lever to the balance wheel, pretty much instantly bringing it to a stop. Are the others being advertised as hacking mechanisms?

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    Re: Time for the movement to hack/stop.

    Looked online at their respective web page and it is not stated.

    So you are right. I guess it doesn't hack. Probably a feature to "turn the watch off" before storing it?

    Have you folks seen such behavior in any of your watches before?

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    Re: Time for the movement to hack/stop.

    Never saw this in a hacking watch.

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    Re: Time for the movement to hack/stop.

    To set the exact time of a wristwatch, most movements are equipped with a stop second - when the crown is pulled, the second hand stops [hacking, arręt de balancier].

    The complication OP described is a relatively rare bird in watchmaking. Here, the seconds hand continues to run until the "60" is reached and then stops automatically - making it possible to precisely set the time using a time signal.


    It is called a...
    Sekundenarręt
    seconds stop
    Seconde arręt
    ...complication. Guinand got it, Glashütte Original got it.

    Some A.Lange & Söhne watches feature the patented zero reset, the second hand immediately jumps to 60 when the crown is pulled.

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    Re: Time for the movement to hack/stop.

    I have an old Richard Radio Stop that resets the second hand to 12:00 when the stem is pulled out. Really an oddball movement as the other hands keep going.

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