Chronograph Men Watches
- Brand : ALEXIS
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- Movement : MIYOTA 0S10
- Model: SSW518B
- Watch Case Material : Stainless Steel
- Band Material : Stainless Steel
- Case Width : 48mm Case Height : 46mm
- Band Lug Width : 25mm
- Watch Band Adjustable : From 165 mm To 210mm
- Dial Color : White
- Driving Source : Button Battery
- Water Resistant : 100M
- Date Display : Yes (Day At 4 Position)
- Chronograph (Stopwatch) : Yes
What Does a Chronograph Watch Do?
- Chronograph means “time writer,” but you can think of it as a stopwatch, activated and stopped at the whim of its user. Its name is derived from one of the earliest versions of the mechanism, which was essentially a box filled with clockwork attached to two inky styluses. These recorded on two rotating discs of paper the difference in time between two horses on a race track. The mechanism was soon miniaturized and added to pocket watches. Then wristwatches.
- In short, a modern chronograph tells the time traditionally and, using a distinct mechanical complication, also can record seconds, minutes, and hours (usually) in a stopwatch-style function. Most chronographs today feature dual pushers, which are both useful for starting and stopping the chronograph mechanism and also lend a cool aesthetic aspect to one side of the watch. Because of their extra stopwatch function, chronographs have traditionally been more expensive than time-only watches — though new additions to the chronograph market have added lots of value and affordability to your options.
How to Use a Chronograph
To use a typical chronograph, you depress the top (2 o’clock) pusher on the side of the case, engaging the function to get the seconds hand moving. Once the event you want to record is complete, you press that same pusher again, take note of the time, then press the bottom (4 o’clock) pusher and the mechanism resets to zero. Each press of the pusher is a tactile experience directly connected to the movement inside that is otherwise largely missing from watches, and the utility of being able to record the length of events on the fly was certainly not lost on the racers, referees, doctors, pilots and astronauts that used them throughout the 20th century. Chronographs might actually be useful for the modern wearer when timing things in daily life.