I have what may be a really dumb question regarding Swiss Army Chronograph watches. My girlfriend gave me a Swiss Army Alliance Chronograph watch and I find the chronograph feature to be counterintuitive but it may just be my misunderstanding of the purpose of the feature by the watch/watchmaker.
Just to make sure, I want to define "dial" as the small circular indicator on the watch and "hand" as the indicators of real time (long hand, for example).
I have a Fossil watch with a chronograph and there are three dials with the watch. The tenths dial, seconds dial, and minutes dial. When the chronograph is reset, all these dials are at the 12 position. The second hand, minute hand, and hour hand continuously move to tell me the time. Makes sense!
Okay, so as far as the Swiss Army watch, there are also three dials - the tenths dial, seconds dial, and the minutes dial. What confuses me is that when the chronograph is reset, the tenths dial, minutes dial and the second hand are at the 12 position. The seconds dial continously moves with the minute and hour hands to tell me the time. :-S
This is counterintuitive for me... or does someone have an explanation or website they can point me to for more info??? :-S
By the way, I did go to Macy's to look at the exact same watch as well as Nordstrom to look at other chronos by Swiss Army. All behave the same! So something tells me that this is the way they are made...