Minute/ second hand alignment?

I’ve always been the kind of person to be ocd and take the time to align the second, and minute hand (ie, when the seconds hand hits 60, the minute hand hits it’s marker). Recently I’ve been trying something new to me. Simply just lining up the minute hand, then just considering the seconds hand something fun to look at. So I’m curious, what do all of you crunchers do with your watches?

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I'm one of the bad ones I just set my time one minute forward so I'm not late to meetings and don't bother with the seconds hand LOL. Same reason deep inside my lazy soul tells me quartz is better. 

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JJMM1983

I'm one of the bad ones I just set my time one minute forward so I'm not late to meetings and don't bother with the seconds hand LOL. Same reason deep inside my lazy soul tells me quartz is better. 

ive always been the same. set the time for a minute or two ahead. always be early. normally I’d be anal, and Meticulously wait for the seconds hand to go around till it hit that 60, then align the minute hand. recently I’ve had this thought. “before modern technology what did they do“. and my mind seems to say they didn’t worry about the alignment, or even being off my a couple minutes ether way. just sort of set to the closest reference they had and go. so I’ve been trying to be a bit less ocd and try to just enjoy my watches… sort of go with the flow.

anyways thanks for the respons, and cheers.

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I try to set to the second, not a big deal if I miss it.

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Bzilla

I try to set to the second, not a big deal if I miss it.

Fair enough, makes sense 

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On a quartz watch, take the time and set it precisely to the second. On a low-tech mechanical, pretending I even had one that hacked, no, why bother? It'll be way off in a day or two anyway. Even the minute is just kind of ballparked with those.

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I rarely bother anymore. Only my G-Shock and Citizens are on the money anymore.

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It has to be exact. I calibrate the time on every watch every time I wear it…seconds included. After all…it‘s really the only thing in life I’m able to control. 

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I'm always set a few minutes ahead...because if you aren't five minutes early...you're late for the meeting.

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I'm somewhere in the middle.   If I don't want to wait for the second hand I estimate where the minute hand should be. 

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If the watch hacks I set the minute and seconds hand to match up, if it doesn't hack, I don't worry. 

I still set my watch about a minute early, I just prefer to have the seconds line up at 60 when the minute hand hits the marker. 

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I used to be very OCD by setting to the right hour/min/sec but having multiple mechanical watches that I wear in rotation, I nowadays only set the correct hour and minute, too lazy to set the second hand.

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I am incredibly particular About mine being exactly on time as much as possible. My Timex Q is a pain as the minute hand flinches a little as you put the crown in and it is impossible to set perfectly and it ruins a watch I otherwise love the look of. Though I did wear it today and I survived just fine. Additionally my new Timex Marlin doesn’t have hacking, which really bothers me more than I thought it would. 
Both the Timex are such handsome watches too! On the other hand, my C65 Aquitaine is fucking spot on for an automatic and my Bulova LP is outstanding for a quartz. 

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A few months back I would have said that I align everything, but today I have changed my ways. Because I have too many watches let's not lie to ourselves, I can't really be bothered to precisely set every one of them. So what I do is that I set my quartz watches as precisely as possible so that even if a month goes by it's only off by a couple seconds, and I just eyeball my autos because I will swap them comes the evening anyways. 

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All my watches are auto's, so most of the time there dead and have to be kicked started anyway, then I set them to the second. My older watches don't have hacking, 1950's and 60's pieces, so I get them close enough and I'm good to go 👍

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I at least try to set my Casio exactly to the correct time as right now it is usually the only thing I can check the time from and I need to know the correct time to know what to do and when. 

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I must align the minute and second hand at all cost. Maybe it's something with us Germans ... the guys in Glashütte were apparently so annoyed by misalignment that Lange now hacks the seconds with a reset mechanism even in their tourbillon equipped watches and GO, well they took the whole thing to totally different level by having the minute hand jump from notch to notch in certain watches (I need this).

I am glad it isn't just me 😂