Hi Guys, I'm considering a real dress watch for daily wear but the current model in my mind is a perpetual calendar without seconds hands.
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I'm quite apprehensive about the lack of a seconds hands or power reserve. I wouldn't know if the watch is ticking until I bring it close to my ear or see the back. Also I won't know if it was time for servicing since I don't have a timegraph and won't be able to measure the accuracy with the atomic clock. Another downside is that I won't be able to admire the sweeping seconds hands that I've come to enjoy with mechanical watches. The watch will seem "dead" when I look at it.
On the other hand, it helps me kick the habit of OCD about the watch ticking or not, accurate or not, and forces me to let it be. Further more it's a perpetual calendar so the theory is to set and forget, it should always have accurate time and date until 2100 (or the next service due).
Since this is my first watch without a seconds hand that I'm considering, I'd like to ask all you gentlemen and women, who actually LOVE the lack of seconds complication in a mechanical or auto watch. Please tell me why, what are the pros and cons, your experiences, anything you can share will be much appreciated.
Also, comments and thoughts about this particular model (patek 5140) is welcome. I'm posting this in the public forum instead of the high end forum because I'd like to know about the no seconds complication in general for all watch experiences, and not limited to high end dress watches.