Timepieces:Data & Statistics
10 Uses for the Chronograph
So you're not an airline pilot or race car driver. Still, there are
reasons beyond sheer good looks to use your chronograph for more than the
time of day.
- The Stop Watch.
Press the button at the start and again at the stop of any event.
- Second Time Zone.
Use the hour subdial like a second watch start precisely when you
know hour differences between the two time zones.
- Appointment Reminder.
Advance the chrono hand to an hour or minute you would like to note. With
the hand off its normal 12 o'clock position, you'll again see your appointment
- Quick Glance.
Move the chronograph hand to cover the minute hand. After a workout, for
example, look at the new position of the minute hand for quick note of
- Knotted Handkerchief.
When a great idea springs to mind, hit your chrono start button. Stop after
a few seconds. Later, your idea will return to you as you note the odd
placement of the chrono hand.
Place the chrono hand at a future point in the hour. When the minute hand
gets there, your time is up.
Start the chrono hand precisely when the seconds hand is at 60. The first
lap "winner" is stopped with the chronograph button; the second
is indicated by the small seconds hand.
Activate the chronograph when an event you'd like to recall occurs. Before
the end of the hour, subtract the elapsed time and recall precisely when
the event occurred.
- "Crash" Chronograph.
Start the chronograph when you're in a fender-bender accident. You may
be the only person able to tell the police precisely when the other car
- Good Luck
Place the chronograph hand on your lucky number and have a nice day.
Copyright © 1998 by Bond Communications.
Source: Dieter Henning, International Watch Co.