hack watch

noun

Definition of hack watch

: a watch having a device for stopping the balance so that the hour, minute, and sweep-second hands may be reset at a desired instant — compare hack entry 5 sense 4

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“Hack watch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hack%20watch. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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