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    The "I have a Chronograph but don't actually use the function" Club.

    How many of you have Chronos that you wear a lot but don't ever use the stopwatch function. I could not tell you the last time I actually used the function on mine. For a start, I find it nearly impossible to read the subdials accurately without reading glasses anyway. So it begs the question- do you have a chronograph for look or function.
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    Easy, looks only!

    Mine are cheap, but I like them a lot;




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    I use the function only to make sure they still function.
    To me, Chronographs are kinda like government, in that sense.
    Jus' sayin.

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    Never used the chrono cos you can't read elapsed minutes



    Never used the chrono cos I can't be bothered unscrew the pushers


    I have this on order from Kickstarter. Won't be using the chrono either except for playing with the cool mechanical instantaneous chick back.



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    I can't join as I use mine at work all the time.

    Only thing that grates on me is most only allow up to an hours timing.

    As I only need 'minutes' accuracy, I often use the bezel (if it's an air diver).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richmondmike View Post
    Won't be using the chrono either except for playing with the cool mechanical instantaneous chick back.

    Wow!
    I didn't realise chronos had such an effect on the fair sex
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    The "I have a Chronograph but don't actually use the function" Club.

    And I can't join the club either :-)
    I use my chronos to time coffee presses, cooking and parking
    But the biggest joy is to time engine rundowns at work with one of these, in their element



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    Ok I do use it very very scarcely for things like parking etc. i'm talking about a couple of times a year!

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    Last edited by CamB; Dec 20, 2014 at 12:46 AM.
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    Ninety percent of my customers who bought chronos would say that they "liked the look" of the watch and never planned to use the chrono function. Of that 90%, about half of them would ask me; "What are those extra buttons on the side for?"

    I have two chronos and rarely use the stopwatch function, but it does come in handy when I do use it.

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    I both love the look and use the function. I'm a bit ocd maybe (or, CDO in correct alphabetical order, as it should be!), but I time all sorts of things. Waiting time. Driving time. Cycle time (cycle of anything). Cooking time. Time it takes to do... well, nearly anything!

    Chrono's and divers are my two favorite styles, and make up the majority of my collection. Love them both!
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