The feature you want is called "hacking". It stops the second hand. You wait until it's at the 12 position, then pull the crown, and it stops. Then you adjust the minute and hour hands. Then when your time source hits the full minute, push in the crown. You can also pay to have an automatic watch made more accurate. Mine gains about 10 seconds a day. If I cared enough, it could probably be got to within a second a day. It needs a skilled craftsman to open it up, adjust it, put it back together, let it run for a while (days?) then repeat. You can sometimes improve the accuracy by how you store it overnight when you're not wearing it. I gather crown-up tends to run slower, crown-down tends to be faster.