Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?

@CORDALE (868)
United States
October 5, 2006 8:42am CST
give us your thoughts
2 responses
@anand20 (214)
• India
5 Oct 06
it gives the readings of seconds
@stevej90 (134)
5 Oct 06
Cos it counts the Seconds but I see your point :)