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JosetteHenriette

Vintage ladies watches don’t have a second hand?

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Hello everyone! So I’m a newbie here and this is my first post so please bare with me and be gentle :rolleyes:

I’m semi new into collecting vintage watches and normally I only collect/wear men’s watches. However, I’ve been given a late 40s/50s Smiths Empire ladies watch as a present the other week and I’ve noticed that there isn’t a second hand and I find it so bizarre! Is this normal or the second hand is actually missing? :laughing2dw:

I’ve looked into pictures online and stuff and it does seem like the girls watches don’t have them...is that correct? (Personally I like looking at the second hand sometimes coz I find the ticking and sweeping rather therapeutic at times lol)

But yeh, sorry for rambling on and guys, help me out and educate me please! :wub:

Thank you xoxo

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Welcome to the Forum, Josette. There are many watches out there that were not designed to incorporate a second hand, both gents' and ladies' models. I would have thought that if your watch originally had a sweep hand then there will be a "giveaway" on examining the central hub of the watch, and indeed, there might be the actual hand floating around inside the watch under the glass.:)

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Welcome Josette.

I'm just looking at two watches on my bench now.  One is a 21.6kbph auto ladies Imado, three hands with day and date complication.  The other is a men's Longines quartz with just two hands.

While ladies watches tend to be simpler, there are no hard and fast rules.

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