Getting back to the original topic (and yes I realize that this thread has been dead for six years), but I anyways, I digress. I know that on Rolex automatic models (I don't even know if they even produce any quartz models) that the second hand has a "sweeping" motion as opposed to a more standard "ticking" motion. Is the sweeping motion fairly common among automatic watches, or is this just a Rolex thing? Are there watch makers out there who make a quartz watch that also has a sweeping motion? LK, I know that you've been active on this thread once, here's hoping that you see this and can impart some of your wisdom on me.