I'm looking for a movement that has small seconds at 3. Odd I know. We have googled ever way of asking the question to no avail. 6, 9, 12, no problem. Is this a thing that doesn't exist? If not, can someone explain why?
There would be an issue with the fourth wheel (seconds wheel) interfering with the stem.
One movement that comes to mind is ETA 2825-2 (2824-2 with module) but available to swatch group members only. You might have to cannibalize a new Certina, Hamilton or Tissot .
I don't know if custom/far east 7750 with several gears to transfer subsecond to 3 exist.
Last not least one of those backset backwinders (search --> ATO Backwinder).
If you mean a simple non-chronograph movement with a seconds sub-dial aligned with the crown, then realistically I can't see that happening. To clear the stem, the second hand would need to be indirectly driven on the dial side of the movement, so you would need a really good reason to go to the effort.
Otherwise if you simply mean a watch with the seconds subdial at 3 o'clock, regardless of where the crown is located, then it's simply a matter of rotating the movement in the case. In fact I think I may have somewhere seen a crown-at-9/ seconds-at-3 watch.
And if you have seen a watch with both the crown and a single sub-dial located at 3 o'clock, then it is possible the sub-dial serves some other purpose, such as power-reserve indicator.
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