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The need to measure elapsed time with your wristwatch doesn't confine you to purchasing digital watches with built-in stopwatch functionality. A chronograph watch performs the exact same function while still allowing you to enjoy the benefits of a mechanical movement. And just so you know, chronograph watches have been around for more than 100 years.
A chronograph watch is a type of mechanical watch with built-in stopwatch capabilities. This is accomplished with additional complications built-in to the movement. There are three functions in play here: start, stop, and reset. The start and stop functions are self-explanatory. The reset function returns the chronograph to zero after the elapsed time has been noted.
Accessing chronograph functions is accomplished by activating one or more buttons on the side of the case. Starting the chronograph function forces the second hand to begin moving which, in turn, causes the minute and hour hands to turn as well.
As an example, a traveller might want to keep track of the precise amount of time it takes to get from one location to the next. Starting the chronograph at departure will track elapsed time as accurately as standard time. Upon arrival, the user stops the chronograph and notes the seconds, minutes, and hours. There is a separate dial for each one.
Most modern chronographs also include a tachymeter presented as another dial that wraps around the entire diameter of the bezel. A tachymeter is used to compute distance based on speed or speed based on travel time. Both measurements require some knowledge of maths, making this feature more suitable to aviators, production managers, scientists, etc.
Chronographs have become more popular over the years with watch buyers who appreciate being able to measure elapsed time without having to buy a digital watch. There is a chronograph watch for you here at Tic Watches. If you purchase from us, you'll enjoy free returns and deliveries in the UK. We also offer a price promise guarantee and 0% financing.
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