Just a quick video I took of the Rolex Submariner and the Omega Seamaster GMT together. Both have movements that tick at 28800 beats per hour, but is there a difference in the smoothness of the sweep?
I don't notice any difference between the Rollie and the Omega - If there is a noticeable difference it's probably due to the dial or hand color.
I agree Rollie and Omega look the same to me..but the sweep on a spring drive is an absolute thing of beauty imoI don't notice any difference between the Rollie and the Omega - If there is a noticeable difference it's probably due to the dial or hand color.
But the Spring Drive - that's impressive looking :-!
It's too smooth, I need to be able to count the number of ticks!
Here's a video of a Bulova Accutron 214 ;-)for a guy who appreciates quality mov'ts this would be the last thing I would expect you to say :-d personally if I want to see "ticks" I'll head over to JcPenny and buy a $50 quartz...but as they say different strokes for different folks
The frequency the balance operates at governs the number of "steps" the second hand (and all the other hand as well) takes in a second. If the frequency of the "steps" is greater than the persistence of vision (around 20 Hz), it appears to move smoothly around the dial. Anything greater than this will not appear any smoother.I have a question for you guys is bph the main/only contributing factor to a smooth sweep? for example say I buy a watch with a standard 2824-2 and a different brand watch with...lets say an cosc upgraded decorated 2824-2, could "sweep" be better in one or the other or does it not matter at all?