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    Who uses their tachymeter?

    Outside of pilots or people involved in professional racing, is there anyone who uses their tachymeter? If so, what for?

    I use my chronographs and dive bezels frequently to time everything from cooking to parking meters. However, I personally have never used my tachymeter(s).
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    Re: Who uses their tachymeter?

    never used it. tho i use the chrono often

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    I learned today (since I'm on a tachymeter/ pulsometer/ telemeter kick) that you can use a tachymeter to time other things aside from the speed of a car. For example, it's 1880, and you manage a widget plant. You wear a monocle, a tweed suit, and rock a full beard. You also carry around a chronograph pocket watch. You have ordered a horse and buggy to come pick up your widgets and take them to the train station. At what intervals should you have your widgets picked up? Simple solution: start your chrono and stop the count once a widget is complete. Wherever the hand ends is the hourly pace at which your plant creates widgets. With this information, you can keep your supply chain moving efficiently, at least until the workers of the world unite.
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    Re: Who uses their tachymeter?

    The only tachymeter I use is the one that determines how gauche a dive watch is with a suit. A chunky watch with a bright colored dial combined with a cheap suit pegs the meter past the red and into 'super tacky'.

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    I've used the tachymeter on flights and train rides. I like to calculate the exact time I will arrive at my destination. When I arrive I see if I was correct or how much I was off by.
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    Re: Who uses their tachymeter?

    Quote Originally Posted by cl0r0x70 View Post
    Outside of pilots or people involved in professional racing, is there anyone who uses their tachymeter? If so, what for?

    I use my chronographs and dive bezels frequently to time everything from cooking to parking meters. However, I personally have never used my tachymeter(s).
    I'm with you---I time things daily with both the chrono and the bezel but never have had a use for the tachymeter. Have gotten to where I won't purchase a watch with one. I really like the pulseometric and telemetric scales though---they actually have a use---I wish more watch's came with the telemetric scale as I'm outdoors a lot and measuring how far away that bolt of lighting I just saw is quite useful....

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    Re: Who uses their tachymeter?

    it can be used to determine how many gallons of gasoline or butane you are burning per minute, there is a formula to use with the tach, however if you have a watch with an accurate slide rule ir is alot easier.

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    Re: Who uses their tachymeter?

    I've used it on train rides to estimate the instantaneous velocity magnitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emmanuelgoldstein View Post
    I've used the tachymeter on flights and train rides. I like to calculate the exact time I will arrive at my destination. When I arrive I see if I was correct or how much I was off by.
    How? I don't see how the tachymeter helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watchman19 View Post
    it can be used to determine how many gallons of gasoline or butane you are burning per minute, there is a formula to use with the tach, however if you have a watch with an accurate slide rule ir is alot easier.
    How exactly?
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