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columnlogoThe Chronograph

The specific type of watch known as a “chronograph,” which dates back to 1821, is easily recognizable by the three subdials (known as “totalizers” or “registers”) embedded in the watch face. Popular among sports enthusiasts, chronographs function as a stopwatch in addition to displaying the time. By virtue of pushing a button on the side of the watch case, users are able to begin measuring lap times and other time-specific events; a second push of the same button (or nearby button) stops the time. The subdials on the watch face display the seconds, minutes, and hours. While quartz chronographs can measure events down to 1/10 of a second, their automatic counterparts may be as accurate as 1/5 of a second.

It’s about time! Shop for one of a kind chronograph watches at STARNES MASTER JEWELERS conveniently located at 127 West Main St. Our professional and knowledgeable staff is anxious to work with you to make sure you have the best buying experience possible. With so many watch styles to choose from, you’ll want one of each. Call us at 704-982-1013, and allow us to assist you.  Chronograph watches are very popular these days, based largely on looks or style. While they look cool, they also are very functional.

P.S. The tachymeter scale placed on the rim of the bezel of a chronograph can be used to determine the average speed covered over a specified distance.

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