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    three sticks inside the clock

    We have three sticks inside the clock. How would we call it? Is it, "Watch sticks" or "watch thorns" or something.

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    Re: three sticks inside the clock

    Watch hands.

    The hour hand (points to the hour)
    The minute hand (points to the minute)
    The second hand (points to the second)

    Does that help?
    Last edited by Casiopea; 15-Aug-2007 at 12:55.

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    Re: three sticks inside the clock

    ... also you may find it useful to know that a second hand that travels all the way round the face of the watch is called 'a sweep second hand' (as opposed to one that has its own little dial).

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    Re: three sticks inside the clock

    Thank you Bbk.
    a sweep second hand' (as opposed to one that has its own little dial).
    I can't understand this part of your explanation. Also I don't know what is "a sweep hand".

    Please help me.

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    Re: three sticks inside the clock

    Some watches have a small dial (perhaps .5 cm across) set inside the face of the watch: http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:...rWatchFace.jpg. This dial has its own little second hand. Watches that don't (but not digital watches, of course) have a sweep second hand - which goes round the same face as the hour hand and the minute hand: http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:...Watch_Face.jpg
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