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Things to Consider While Purchasing a Chronograph Watch

by Harsith Kumar Business Executive

A chronograph watch is a specific type of watch that can be used as a stopwatch, along with being used as a display watch. A basic chronograph watch has an independent sweep second hand which can be easily started, stopped, and returned to zero by pressing the stem, and hence acts as a stopwatch. A complex chronograph watch has additional features and hands used for measuring seconds, minutes, and hours.

Modern chronograph watches use moveable bezels as tachymeters for calculating speed or distance. There are various reputed companies which are offering a wide range of chronograph watches to choose from that vary in terms of price, features, and timing capabilities. Generally, chronograph watches are very easy to use and can be used in various applications.


Here are some things to check before buying a chronograph watch:

Check All the Hands and Sub Dials

Chronograph watches typically have three dials – a second dial, a minute dial and an hour dial. The second hand is a long and thin hand which travels on the main dial. When the chronograph function is on, the second hand records each second. Normal watches which do not have a chronograph function do not have this hand. Another small circle with a minute sub dial records the minutes while the chronograph function is turned on. Mostly, the minute hand on the sub dial is used to see the recorded time.

Easy to Read

While buying a chronograph watch, you should always look for a watch that is easy to read. Most of the chronograph watches have minute details which are very difficult to see. Thus, you should look for a watch that has a clear face and shows all the sub dials very clearly. In addition to this, you should also make sure that the hands on the watch contrast the colour of the watch face, which would make it easier to read the watch. Apart from this, always try on the watch before you buy it. This will help you to know if you can read it without having to lift up the arm too much.

Water and Shock Resistant

While buying a chronograph watch, you should always look for a watch which is water resistant and shock resistant. This is very important as it helps in increasing the service life of the watch. You should check if the watch can stand water, sweat, and intense movement before buying it. This becomes more important when you are a highly active person. In addition to this, you should also check that the chronograph buttons available on the side of the watch are not very sensitive as otherwise, the watch might turn on or off unexpectedly.

These are some of the features that need to be looked for before purchasing a chronograph watch.


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