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    who actually uses the 'Tachymetre' ?

    Still a relatively new person here.
    I have learned a few things from reading the interesting posts:
    A 'speedy' is not a motorcycle from a manufacturer in the UK.
    An 'SMG' is not a type of firearm.

    Seriously though I've started to learn how to use some of the special features that surround watch dials:
    I now time my eggs using the timing bezel (great fun)
    I've (re)learned how to use a slide rule so I can use the 'E6' flight computer rings on 'flight watches'...

    One feature that I can't really ever see myself using though is the ubiquitous 'Tachymetre'. I don't see myself driving or riding somewhere and watching for mile/distance markers.

    Does anyone here actually use the 'Tachymetre' ?
    I'd be curious to hear about it

    I think the numbers look cool, but just can't see any practical use (for myself)..
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    Re: who actually uses the 'Tachymetre' ?

    Post this question in the Breitling Forum and see how many replies you get!
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    Re: who actually uses the 'Tachymetre' ?

    Probably a lot less that people who use chronos. At least twice a week
    I tell people that their chronos are running, "it is?!"

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    Re: who actually uses the 'Tachymetre' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sendel View Post
    Post this question in the Breitling Forum and see how many replies you get!
    Or, try the Tag forum. Tag actually has a watch called the "Tachymetre" whereas half the Breitling chronos don't have that scale at all (you guess which).

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    Re: who actually uses the 'Tachymetre' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by thorick View Post
    Does anyone here actually use the 'Tachymetre' ?
    Yes - when the speedo in your car breaks down :)

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    Re: who actually uses the 'Tachymetre' ?

    In my opinion, the tachymeter is one of the least useful features on a watch .

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    Re: who actually uses the 'Tachymetre' ?

    Good one, good one. One of those "were afraid but hate to ask" question (at least I'll admit to that).

    Citizen's U.S. website has a good interactive of how the tachymetre works (they include the same info' on a li'l DVD the same size on which Japanese pop CD singles also released). I know this doesn't answer the question, but, the presentation turned the tachymetre (and, do some places spell it, "tachymeter" I wonder?) function from cool to "oh, this'll become useful at some point."

    Maybe it will. With more than a few cars whizzing past me on the freeway nowadays, maybe I should wear my 2100 a bit more often; that way I can have a nice, credible rate of speed for the authorities should one of these "speeders" sideswipe me and drive off.

    Hopefully, I'll be able to use it in the future in less, oh, harrowing situations. I guess what I'm saying is, once you (I needed to find out, at least) discover how the tachymetre works, becomes one of those, "you never know when/how you'll need it" deals, you know?

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    Re: who actually uses the 'Tachymetre' ?

    I do time events with the chrono on my Speedy, but have to admit that -- aside from initial "new toy" curiosity when I first got the watch -- I have never used the tachymeter.

    But it's there if I ever need to!
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    Re: who actually uses the 'Tachymetre' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by G M Fude View Post
    I do time events with the chrono on my Speedy, but have to admit that -- aside from initial "new toy" curiosity when I first got the watch -- I have never used the tachymeter.

    But it's there if I ever need to!
    I use it in conjunction with cruise control to calibrate speedometers on rented cars when I'm away from home. It's surprising how much they vary....... unless it's the accuracy of the mileposts on the interstates....... or both?

    I think some of them are probably there to help fill up space on chronographs' otherwise naked bezels and to justify their existence.

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    Re: who actually uses the 'Tachymetre' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by artec View Post
    I think some of them are probably there to help fill up space on chronographs' otherwise naked bezels and to justify their existence.
    Precisely! For me, the tachy is no more than another traditional bezel decoration. Useless, but so are flutes and such. Would a speedy be a speedy without the tachy??

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