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    Quartz Clock - Sweeping Second Hand

    I work in a hospital. I’m baffled about a cheap quartz wall clock that has a second hand sweeping across the dial with perfect smoothness. Does anyone know how this is possible?
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    Re: Quartz Clock - Sweeping Second Hand

    Big ass batteries and movements. The issue with sweeping seconds for quartz wristwatches if I understand correctly is that the battery life becomes too short for it to be worthwhile


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    Re: Quartz Clock - Sweeping Second Hand

    I've seen wall mounted clocks in buildings with sweeping seconds hands that where wired up to the building. Is that the case here? Or could you see that it had batteries for sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0pticalillusi0n000 View Post
    I've seen wall mounted clocks in buildings with sweeping seconds hands that where wired up to the building. Is that the case here? Or could you see that it had batteries for sure?

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    some are but this one isn’t. I’ve worked worked here for 3.5 years and this is the first time I saw this. No big deal, just perplexed.
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    Re: Quartz Clock - Sweeping Second Hand

    They are electric, low voltage, otherwise the hospital would be full of either non-running clocks, or dead batteries and a custodian whose only job would be to remove and replace batteries, rinse and repeat. So can't be difficult to have an electric sweep second hand

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    Re: Quartz Clock - Sweeping Second Hand

    There are very cheap sweeping hand movements. Plus they can be radio controlled.
    All for 12€ from ali. Their downside is that they are noisy too.
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    Re: Quartz Clock - Sweeping Second Hand

    It seems straightforward to produce a smooth sweeping hand quartz. My barber has one in their shop, similar to the one you posted, and it's battery powered. They are easy to obtain. I have a desk clock that is battery powered and has a smooth sweeping second hand. Battery life is good on that. Haven't replaced them yet (2 x AA) and had it well over a year.

    Some do make noise but the desk clock I have is very quiet and you can only hear it slightly at night when everything else is off and quiet.

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    Re: Quartz Clock - Sweeping Second Hand

    I noticed a quartz clock with a sweeping second hand at they gym I started going to. Once this pandemic slows down and I can get out again I'll take a picture. I know it had a brand name on it but I can't remember it.

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    Moved to our Clock World.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9029danny View Post
    Big ass batteries and movements. The issue with sweeping seconds for quartz wristwatches if I understand correctly is that the battery life becomes too short for it to be worthwhile


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    Sweeping second hand clock that has been running on a single, small battery for a year now
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