Chronograph Watch Face Question

HickDead

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I've had my Apple Watch S1 for about a week now and I'm not sure if the latest update caused this or if it was always like this but I've noticed that the seconds hand in the Chronograph watch face doesn't move. It's frozen on the "12" hour mark.

Anyone else seeing this issue with the Chronograph WF?
 

Relentless Power

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I've had my Apple Watch S1 for about a week now and I'm not sure if the latest update caused this or if it was always like this but I've noticed that the seconds hand in the Chronograph watch face doesn't move. It's frozen on the "12" hour mark.

Anyone else seeing this issue with the Chronograph WF?
Mine does not do this and the seconds freely move. That is strange.
 
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Ixidor

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It's always been like this. The Chronograph always has a unique stopwatch complication (hence the term "Chronograph"). Once you press the complication, the "second" hand will start moving.

The actual second hand is located at the bottom half of the watch face, where there is a separate mini clock face that goes from 0 - 60 sec.
 
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Relentless Power

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The Chronograph watch face correct?

I checked it out on my gf's AW and it does the same thing - not move. Weird
My apologies Hickdead. They actually do not move when I tested it. It's only when you push the complication does the secondhand start moving freely.
 
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It's always been like this. The Chronograph always has a unique stopwatch complication (hence the term "Chronograph"). Once you press the complication, the "second" hand will start moving.

The actual second hand is located at the bottom half of the watch face, where there is a separate mini clock face that goes from 0 - 60 sec.
Agreed and is my daily watch face.
 

BarracksSi

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And the little seconds hand, in its "subdial", is what they call a "running seconds" hand.

Mechanical chronographs use the big hand to time seconds because it's much easier to see fractions of a second on the scale waaaay out at the edge of the dial. The running seconds hand can afford to be small and off to the side because all it really needs to do is let you know that the watch is running.

Some quartz chronographs move the big seconds hand as their running seconds hand, then when you push a button, it changes to "chronograph mode" and uses the same hand as the chronograph seconds hand.
 
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