Along with watches that display the day and date, chronographs are a second complication popular for watch lovers. In fact, many buyers simply love the sporty look of a busy dial, subdials, and push buttons without really understanding its function. So what are chronograph watches and who can use one? A chronograph is basically a stopwatch built into the movement of the watch. The movements range from in-house, integrated, and more so it gets complicated. A chronograph is like a stopwatch on steroids.
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Added scales like tachymeters split second, and telemeters measure elapsed time precisely. Check the accuracy of your car’s speedometer or measure a runner’s speed. Find out how far away a storm is or measure timed contests between contestants in one setting. So don’t buy a chronograph only to look cool. Use them for business and for fun. Contractors of all stripes will find them useful for precise billing. Use them for games, kids’ activities, or to see if your pizza delivery is spot on time. As with any added complication, chronographs make them more expensive. Let us help you find the best chronograph watches under 500.