Chronographs are "use"less?

Thread: Chronographs are "use"less?

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 46
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    32

    Chronographs are "use"less?

    Are chronographs are just for a style? Many of my friends has chronographs but no one uses "chronograph" function.I feel its just a style rather than a utility.What do you think?

  2. #2
    Member AIKO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts
    1,866

    Re: Chronographs are "use"less?

    Quote Originally Posted by watch-seeker View Post
    Are chronographs are just for a style? Many of my friends has chronographs but no one uses "chronograph" function.I feel its just a style rather than a utility.What do you think?
    I teach tennis pt for fun. I used the chrono/stop-watch function to time short drills @ 30-45 seconds each. A regular second hand would work also.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    new england
    Posts
    3,418

    Re: Chronographs are "use"less?

    i think for most non-wis (not all), it's just for style. for wis, maybe a little more use the function.

    with a few exceptions, all dark dial chronos start to look the same to me after awhile. white dial chronos a little less so.
    --AC

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member Pallet Spoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Surrounded by the Great Lakes
    Posts
    4,520

    Re: Chronographs are "use"less?

    Sorry, I am just a plain dial kinda guy. I tried to love a chrono ... it had a lot of features I look for in a plain dial watch ... but just couldn't do it and recently sold it specifically for the reason you stated. For me personally the chrono served no function.

    I can see where a few people in certain professions or with specific hobbies may find the function usable. I am just not any of them.

  6. #5
    Member watch-man7777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    4,439

    Re: Chronographs are "use"less?

    I use them for cooking, holding my breath contests, chugging contests, and staring contests. You know, things they were designed for.
    -Jarrod


  7. #6
    Member polaco23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    6,814

    Re: Chronographs are "use"less?

    I just bought two (!) chronos this week. An auto & handwind. i now use them daily, for timing commercial lengths (friggin 3 minutes during my fav shows!), timing my commutes to places, so i know next time i can procrastinate longer

    Also timed how long i was on the phone with the immigration people for my citizenship documents i need when i take the test. a friggin 45 minutes! mostly on hold.

    plus at the gym i use it to time my cardio sessions, and rest periods between lifting. (use G-Shocks for that)

    so to me theyre used daily! chronos rock!


  8. #7
    Member polaco23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    6,814

    Re: Chronographs are "use"less?

    Quote Originally Posted by watch-man7777 View Post
    I use them for cooking, holding my breath contests, chugging contests, and staring contests. You know, things they were designed for.
    oh man wish you lived closer, those sound like good times! reminds me of my youthful days in College (a whole year ago!)

    never lost in a staring contest, well once (to the mona lisa, that broad never blinked! i think she cheated)


  9. #8
    Member Guido Muldoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Illinois, Texas
    Posts
    3,474

    Re: Chronographs are "use"less?

    I have a hand wind and a quartz chronograph. I use them or a stop watch at the horse track.
    Current favorites:
    Squale Y1545 20 ATMOS Militaire (Original) Ser. No. 0001; Sturmanskie Open Space 24Hr Ser. No. 199/250; Glycine Airman 17; Seiko Prospex PADI SRPA21;
    AirNautic Early Bird 24hr #20; Bathys Black Aquaculture; Citizen Eco-Zilla SS; Corvus Bradley #44; Hamilton Field Mechanical 44mm;
    Luminox 8202; OCEAN7 LM-1LE 41/150; LM-3V2B #26; LM-7 #7; Seiko SKX007K2; Squale 50 ATMOS; + about 25 more
    Incoming: NADA

    I've been trying for some time to develop a lifestyle that doesn't require my presence.- Garry Trudeau
    Time has little to do with infinity and jelly donuts. - Lt. "Mac" McReynolds

  10. #9

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    5,120

    Re: Chronographs are "use"less?

    Quote Originally Posted by acdelco View Post
    i think for most non-wis (not all), it's just for style. For wis, maybe a little more use the function.

    With a few exceptions, all dark dial chronos start to look the same to me after awhile. White dial chronos a little less so.
    +1

  11. #10
    Guz
    Guz is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Ulster, Ancient Kingdom of Ireland
    Posts
    56

    Re: Chronographs are "use"less?

    I think they are just for show ..... if i need a stopwatch I'll use my G shock

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •