What is a Chronograph Watch?

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What is a Chronograph Watch?

Post by koimaster » September 16th 2019, 9:53am

A chronograph watch can also be used as a stopwatch as well as keeping the time. Chronographs are the ideal watches for anyone who enjoys training or going to the gym, as well as more mundane functions like boiling an egg!
What is a Chronograph Watch?

A chronograph watch usually has a running second hand in a sub-dial, with the large central second hand staying pointed at 12 until the stopwatch is engaged. A flyback function returns the hand to zero quickly, so you can begin timing again. Quartz chronographs do so by rotating the second hand around the dial, whereas mechanical watches snap back instantly. You simply press the start pusher (usually located by the number 2) to start the stopwatch function and again to stop it. The reset button (usually by the number 4) activates the flyback and returns the hand to zero. It can damage mechanical chronographs to hit the return button while the stopwatch is running, whereas on battery watches with split timing this sometimes sets a “lap” counter


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