In general, there is not much in common between Chronograph and Dive Watch. However, it is indisputable that both replica nixon watches are equipped to measure the function of time, and different ways. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Although we often think of measuring time, we usually think of it first and only the chronometer,in some ways. It is also the defining feature of the diving watch. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the two kinds of wristwatches in the daily use of real life.
Chronometer: precise but complex
There is no doubt that the chronometer is better than a diving wristwatch for accurate measurements of time. Most of the time clock is equipped with central timing second hand, and show the accumulation plan minutes or hours of sub dial (many of the early timing pocket watch with only the central timing seconds plate), and after a time measurement can be accurate to N second, specific longitude depends on the balance wheel vibration frequency which same as replica nixon 51 30
To make the dial clean and tidy, the chronograph usually only has two sub-tables: one shows cumulative minutes and the other shows a regular second hand. The cumulative minute timer is typical for 30 minutes, and there are plenty of other time intervals. For example, if you’re tracking a boat race for five minutes or 10 minutes, the 15-minute cumulative timer is clearer. In addition, there are instances of 45 minutes and 60 minutes of accumulative timers.
Timing clock can provide higher precision, so they have been widely used in various fields, these professional timing table by table circle design, also met a certain event frequency measurement applications. In the book complex functional wristwatch and its repair, author Donald DE Carle writes: “the clock card has a wide range of USES, a large number of functions, a full load, and almost no operation for the wearer. As long as you select the timing of the dial, ‘press the button’, the exact answer will appear.
The speedometer watch ring or dial allows the wearer to measure the average speed of the marked miles (usually miles or kilometers) and is one of the most common configurations of the chronograph. However, as Brits say, this is a rather peculiar thing. I can’t remember the last time I drove through the marked mileage, using the speedometer to see when the average speed was, and I bet 99% of the time clock owners were like me. This is a very unique and generally useless function, but it may also be the most common feature in mechanical timetables. It has a certain charm of nostalgia, though it rarely helps in real life, but it still keeps coming up. The speedometer scale represents a tradition that customers like and watchmakers are happy to see.
The speedometer is not the only time scale for practical invention. In addition, there are rangefinder, which can measure the distance between the observer and the event place by measuring the time difference between the visual and the auditory. Here are two common examples of the difference between a shot falling or a lightning flash and a few seconds between an explosion or a thundering. The rangefinder seems to assume that the wearer lives in a war zone, or has a phobia of lightening.
There are, of course, a pulse meter, which allows the wearer to accurately estimate the number of beats per minute by pressing the pulse. And the production count chronometer, which allows users to measure “the amount of goods per hour or the number of operations”. On top of that, Donald DE Carle also mentioned date/memo chronometer, tide/sailboat chronometer, central minute/hour stopwatch, and directional chronometer.
The chronometer is accurate, versatile and interesting, but has its drawbacks. First, compared with the diving wristwatch, the mechanism of chronometer is more subtle and even choosy; In addition, the number of the number of pieces of the CWB is numerous, the finishing is relatively fine, and the cost is more expensive. While mass production timing to the invention of the computer and CAM control reduces the cost, improve the durability, but timing clock of the relatively high cost and relatively complex mechanism is still the undeniable drawbacks.
Diving wristwatch: less accurate, but more tenacious
Now let’s look at the diving watch, which is different from the chronometer, and the diving watch must conform to a set of standards set by ISO 6425. The international standard includes the minimum waterproof 100 meters, the dial information is clearly visible in the full black environment of 25 cm, and the magnetic resistance needs to be up to 4,800 A/m and so on. Of course, the most relevant to this article is a one-way rotation table circle and at least 5 minute intervals.
The diving wristwatch is much simpler than the chronometer, which is not considered a complex function. The reason for the one-way rotation is to avoid accidental contact during diving, resulting in the shift of the table circle, indicating the deviation between time and actual remaining time. Usually, the diving wristwatch rings are marked every five minutes, and the first 15 minutes are marked every 1 minute.
In fact, the resistance to external environment in the technical specification of diving wrist watch is much higher than that of the chronometer. This means that the diving watch is usually more robust, and the diving table has more room for error than the timing mechanism.
The diving watch can be said to be versatile. Bezel can be used for reliable measurement for up to one hour of time interval (better than only equipped with two cumulative timer timing clock, of course, if the time clock is equipped with 12 hours accumulated the timer, then advantage reverse), information and can more quickly and easily to read time, you can look at the position of the circle of the minute hand pointing to the table. Some timetables, the central pointer at a specific time of day, block the cumulative timer, so the diving watch is more readable in its own way.
If desired, users can easily measure past hour intervals by using a table circle. Simply set the watch circle counterclockwise so you can track up to 12 hours. If you want, you can even use the table loop to read the second time zone information. Just follow the local and GMT jet lag and move forward or backward to adjust the school chart (which requires a bit of brain power, of course).
The diving watch is indeed slightly less accurate than the chronometer, but when and where do you really need a professional chronometer? Actual timing requirements in everyday life, such as cooking, drying, or how long did it take a look at the meeting, 99% of cases, diving watches timing resolution completely qualified, and timing clock is more complex, more expensive.
So, which is better?
Fortunately for watch enthusiasts, practicality is not everything. In most real-life situations, the diving wristwatch may be the more practical one, but the chronometer has its own unique charm. The ability to accurately record the elapsed time is the fun of the chronometer. To understand this, we only need to simulate the attractiveness of the waterproofing scale of the diving wristwatch. In addition to technical diving and saturation diving, few would descend more than 40 meters (which is also most of the maximum depth of recreational scuba diving), but the waterproof up to 500 meters, 1000 meters and even deeper technical achievement, itself is full of attractive charm, this has nothing to do with the actual demand.
Once the art of time measurement is interesting, the unique charm of the chronometer is revealed. The ability and means of measuring time of the diving watch are the product of actual demand, and have the urgency of life and death which are not possessed by the chronometer. If you want to know what life is like, just look at the diving watch. But if you want to enjoy the maximum satisfaction of extreme precision, the chronometer will definitely be better.