second hand movement

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    second hand movement

    I was wondering if the second hand on stowa watches, namely the antea, moves in a constant circle, never stopping similar to a rolex? Or does it tic toc and stop on each second? sweeping i believe they call it.

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    Re: second hand movement

    Mechanical watches (like a Rolex) will sweep, quartz will tick-tock. Stowas (and the Antea in particular) are mechanical, so they sweep

    (Actually, mechanicals, including Rolex, tick something like 5-8 times per second depending on the exact movement, so the second hand moves 5-8 times per second, but it looks smooth and seems to sweep!)
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    Re: second hand movement

    awesome, that is the answer i was hoping for. thanks a lot!

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