You want a non-hacking movement?Hello community -
I am in search of a mil-sub style diver's watch (homage of the Rolex Submariner), that is preferably swiss made, automatic swiss movement, and has sweeping second hands (not hacking). Can anyone make recommendations?
Thanks in advance!
Why non hacking? Because I like the prestige of the sweeping second hands (Lime my Super Ocean 44 does). I am on the fence about the Rolex sub and here is why:
1.). It is expensive
2.). I would only want the ceramic bezel version
3.). I really love the look of the sub, but I wish it was a bit larger in mm. I think 42 to 44mm is perfect.
4.). If I could find a Swiss watch that looked similar, made with really good quality materials, a bit larger, and had sweeping seconds, then I would consider that.
5.). I like the Tudor Pelagos, but I am not a fan of Ti or rubber straps (unless it's my everyday watch).
6.). Ideally I want something prestigious, but that's not a deal breaker. I have been looking at Steinhart and Orange watch.
Honestly I may not know what the term means. I am new to the watch collecting world. I was under the impression that hacking was when the second d hand stops at every second marker, and sweeping g was a fluid sweeping movement. Isn't Rolex sweeping? So I am confused how that would be considered lesser quality? Or Am I misinformed? I could be.... I only got the watch collecting bug a few months ago...