I have some questions for the forum. I was flipping through the Omega catalog and noticed this:
This is the "MD's watch," and you use it in a similar way you would use a tachymeter: you start the chrono, count 30 heartbeats, and stop the chrono. Whatever number the chrono hand is pointing at is the frequency of your patient's heartbeats per minute. I suppose this feature can be used to count the frequency of anything measured on a per minute basis -- curse words in a Scorsese movie, body count in Kill Bill Vol. I, etc.
My questions to the forum are as follows:
(1) Aside from the tachymeter, which is on virtually every other chrono I have ever seen, are there any other interesting dial annotations out there that measure anything else?
(2) What other mechanical watches can be used to measure frequencies in this manner? I noticed on the cover of Gene Stone's "The Watch" a Vacheron Constantin with a pulsations meter. Is there anything else out there like this? (and as an aside, what is this type of dial annotation called anyway? Does it have a name?)
Thank you, and may the new year bring to you all the watches you desire!