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    Question 3-hands or chrono ?

    Wich do you prefer? I go for 3-hands. I never need the chrono-function. IMO the subdials clutter the dial. A rotating inner/outerbezel with minutescale is a handy tool to use as a countdowntimer. If you love chrono's, could you tell us what u use the cronofunction for?
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    Chrono! It's a passion that lasts for almost 40 years.

    And yes, I actually use the chrono function and even if I didn't, I still like the aesthetics. What can I say?!

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    I used to be mainly chrono but now I am appreciating the elegance and simplicity of 3 handers. I do use the chrono function for timing my dives (Tag Aquagraph can run the chrono underwater due to the rubber gaskets on the pushers) and various other activities........
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    On my Omega Speedmaster Professional, I use the chrono hand as a date pointer, since the watch itself doesn't have a date window.
    "Why didncha just get a chrono with a date, Teeritz?"
    That would have been too easy.
    And besides, it's a Speedmaster.

    When I worked at the watch AD, I'd run the chrono hand and then stop it so that it was directly opposite the minute hand on the dial. That way, I could see when my (minuscule and inadequate) 30 minute lunch break was nearing its end. Sure, I could have left the chrono running and read the elapsed time off the chronograph dials, but doing it my way provided at-a-glance readability.

    Deep down, I suppose I prefer a basic three-handed wristwatch over anything else. It's a toss-up as to whether I'd settle for a dive watch with bezel, or just a basic DateJust/AquaTerra "urban man's dress watch".
    But a nice chronograph is a wonderful thing.

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    At the risk of being [more] boring: both! I like the look and simplicity (esthetically and at servicing time) of a three-hander, with or w/o a rotating bezel. But I like chronographs too; I like the looks of a nicely laid out chrono dial, and I like their functionality. I use chronos for timing photos, parking meters, cooking, driving times on road trips, and so on.



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    Variety, variety, variety... You need a 2 hand, 3 hand, dates, no dates, dress, diver, GMT, 2, 3 register chrono, HAQ ani-digi, maybe a world timer, grand complication, moon phase, all of it!!! And yes I use my chrono to time cooking of meals, primarily steaks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dienekes View Post
    Variety, variety, variety... You need a 2 hand, 3 hand, dates, no dates, dress, diver, GMT, 2, 3 register chrono, HAQ ani-digi, maybe a world timer, grand complication, moon phase, all of it!!! And yes I use my chrono to time cooking of meals, primarily steaks
    you forgot to mention 1-handers


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    Quote Originally Posted by I-B View Post
    you forgot to mention 1-handers

    Nah just haven't found one I like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dienekes View Post
    Nah just haven't found one I like
    you could try and look at http://uk.copernicus-watch.pl/collections/

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    I overwhelmingly prefer 3 handers. I do have one chronograph in my collection and oddly it's one of my favourite watches. I guess I just like how it looks and wears. I have never used the chronograph function. A rotating time lapse bezel is all I ever need.

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