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    VC hacking second

    Hi all.
    Many speaks about "no hacking second" at VC movements. Like some big deficiency.
    What is your opinion of that? Is it really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Split sec View Post
    Hi all.
    Many speaks about "no hacking second" at VC movements. Like some big deficiency.
    What is your opinion of that? Is it really?
    I've never used it on any watch and I bought a VCO anyway. I prefer it to PP/AP but that's just a subjective opinion.
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    Re: VC hacking second

    Doesn’t matter at all to me

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    No use whatsoever. Like a stop watch feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perazzi-man View Post
    No use whatsoever. Like a stop watch feature.
    If you want/need to synchronize perfectly; to the second. This is the use. I'm using my laptop for that... things like conference calls and work meetings.

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    Re: VC hacking second

    Since even the best watch will be off by a second or two per day, even a movement that hacks won't be perfect. One advantage in my mind is if you're traveling to a different time zone, it's easier to move an hour or two either way on the fly. I'm not a technical expert, but I believe I've read that it makes the movement a bit simpler without a hacking mechanism.

    Bottom line for me is, although I do like hacking seconds, I'm totally fine buying a watch without if it's something I like. I have several that don't hack, including my Overseas, and I don't worry about it.

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    Re: VC hacking second

    With hacking, you can better align the minute hand to hit the minute markers when the second hand crosses 12.

    If there are any typos in this post, I blame Tapatalk!

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    Hacking is important:

    1. So that I can easily check my watch's accuracy;
    2. So that I can get my minute hand to hit the marker at the right moment.

    Those things matter to me. It's also frustrating to know that a $100 watch fitted with a basic ETA movement can do it, but many $20K VC/AP/PP can't. There's presumably a conscientious decision made by these watch makers (and others) to design and develop a movement that doesn't hack.

    I just do not understand.
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    Re: VC hacking second

    Does not matter to me in the slightest. If accuracy is so important, buy a quartz watch or check your phone.

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    Re: VC hacking second

    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoM View Post
    With hacking, you can better align the minute hand to hit the minute markers when the second hand crosses 12.

    If there are any typos in this post, I blame Tapatalk!
    This! to me this is more important than synching to the correct time or being out by a few seconds a day

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