watch with sweeping second hand? - page 2

They are saying we need a watch with a "sweeping second hand" for our clinicals. What is sweeping second hand? Anyone know? Heidi... Read More

  1. by   morte
    if any one knows were to find a real, genuine SWEEP second hand, that is the sort that moes smothly in continuos motion, not the second by second variety, i would be most pleased to know.....and i assume that is the sort that the OP is looking for as well.....hard to find
  2. by   CT Pixie
    Quote from morte
    if any one knows were to find a real, genuine SWEEP second hand, that is the sort that moes smothly in continuos motion, not the second by second variety, i would be most pleased to know.....and i assume that is the sort that the OP is looking for as well.....hard to find
    I haven't seen a sweep second hand in a long time...ok..scratch that, I did recently, it was a Rolex! I too, have been looking for a sweeping second hand, that tick, tick, tick, of the second hand drives me crazy.
  3. by   AirforceRN
    I believe all rolex watches have the smooth sweep movement of the second hand...pretty sweet if you have the cash.
    I think omega watches also sweep but you are looking at thousands of dollars for those too...good luck with your search.
  4. by   Nurse Man-ingitis
    I appreciate everyone's input. I am starting to get the idea! I have done research and couldn't find anything. At least I know it isn't just me.
  5. by   morte
    the last one i had is atsp the bottom of Lake Winnipasoki (sp) in nh
    so indeed they were made.....i suspicion the jerky ones are cheaper to make......
  6. by   avahnel
  7. by   Nurse Man-ingitis
    Thank you Avahnel,

    I appreciate your assistance.
  8. by   FutureMaleOhioNurse
    Last week, I received notification that I got accepted into nursing school - seriously, a dream come true. As I read the handbook, I was left with several questions that I felt stupid calling the department and asking. One clarificaiton deals with a simple watch that I need to purchase. I will quote my university's nursing handbook: "Students need to have a watch with a sweep second hand..." Two questions: 1) What is a "watch with a sweep second hand?" ; and 2) Does anyone know where I can get one - either online or not? I have had the most difficult time searching for one. Also, it would help if you can point me to one that is inexpensive. I'm pretty tight with money at the moment. Your help is greatly appreciated.
  9. by   Bobylon
    That would be a traditional (or "old fashioned, if you will) watch with the hour hand, minute hand, and second hand on a circular dial consisting of 12 hours, 60 minutes/seconds......as opposed to a watch with a digital readout. Our school required them (sweep hand) as well....our employer just wants us to wear any watch - digital readout seems ok by them
  10. by   That Guy
    At first I thought you meant a sweet watch ha ha. This is what I got for a sweep second hand though
    n.
    A long hand on a clock or watch that measures seconds by moving the space of a minute for each second. Also called sweep hand.

    So basically anything non digital. So just go to walmart and buy something cheap. I LOVE watches and have quite a few but will never ever wear a nice one to clinicals.
  11. by   morte
    a sweep second hand to me, is one that literally "sweeps" around the face of the watch....in continuous movement, not stopping at each minute mark....and apparently no longer common in the lower price level.
    though you might check out wind up timexs
  12. by   elkpark
    A "sweep" second hand watch is simply the old-fashioned (non-digital) kind with the round face and hour, minute, and second hands that move around the face. They are still available at the lower prices -- I have one I wear for work that I got at WalMart for, like, $7.

    I would get the cheapest watch you can stand to look at to wear to clinicals/work, as long as it's waterproof and can be cleaned with (at least) alcohol if needed (i.e., not a leather band). There's no point in making a significant investment or meaningful "fashion statement" when you never know when something awful is going to happen to it.
  13. by   morte
    then why specify? If there is no difference,....i no longer wear a watch, because i have not been able to find one of the sort i prefer...which is the way watches worked before battery operated ones came about.

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