An instrument for measuring or recording intervals of time, upon a revolving drum or strip of paper moved by clockwork. The action of the stylus or pen is controlled by electricity.
A watch equipped with an additional mechanism which permits recording of fractional seconds and elapsed time intervals, as with a stop watch.
A time-measuring instrument, which has a mechanism for recording time spans by means of a seconds (chronograph) hand, normally mounted in the centre of the dial, independent of the time mechanism. Adolphi Nicole invented the chronograph in 1862.
A clock-driven device for recording the time of occurrence of an event or the time interval between the occurrence of events.
An instrument for recording time with immense accuracy.
A stopwatch function built into a wristwatch.
A portable timepiece that simply tells the time is a watch, while a portable timepiece with a complicated movement (such as a stopwatch function that measures elapsed time) is a chronograph. Men's chronographs (in wristwatch form) of the 1930s and '40s are particularly valuable and sought after today.
an accurate timer for recording time
a fine precision stop watch always ready to measure elapsed time accurately to a fifth of a second
a mechanism for measuring short time spans independently of the normal timekeeping function
a name given to a multifunction sport watch with a stopwatch function
a timepiece equipped with additional time measurement functions independent of normal time-telling
a timepiece that also operates as a stopwatch
a timepiece that can register and record time in multiple
a timepiece that has two independent time systems and can operate as a stopwatch
a timepiece which measures fractions of a second and elapsed time
a type of complication, as explained under the heading "Complicated Watch
a watch he could use more easily
a watch or as they are sometimes called "atomic watches"
a watch that also has as a function, the ability to time one or more events, separate from it's actual timkeeping purpose
a watch that features a stopwatch mechanism in addition to the actual time display
a watch that has a stopwatch function
a watch that has many uses from an ordinary wrist watch to stop watch in sports
a watch that tells the time of day and also allows the user to time events of short-to-medium durations (i
a watch with a cable that ran to the wristwatch
Refers to the stopwatch functions of twp or three subdials on chronograph-style watches, such as the Rolex Daytona. This is a type of complication (see COMPLICATION) and should not be confused with a similar word, chronometer (see CHRONOMETRE).
From the Greek word chronos ("time") and graphein ("to write"). Originally a chronograph literally wrote the elapsed time on a piece of paper with the aid of a pencil attached to a hand. Today, this term is used for watches that show not only the time of day, but also certain time intervals via the independent hand that may be started and stopped at will. A stop watch is different than a chronograph because it only shows elapsed time and does not display the time of day. Chronograph should not be confused with Chronometer.
Stopwatch function that uses sub dials to keep track of seconds, minutes and hours.
A watch which provides exact time measurement in different increments to an elapsed time. The time measurements can range from a 10th of a second to 24 hours. Chronograph watches typically have 3 sub dials for these functions.
A mechanical watch with hour and minute hand and a center sweep-second hand which can be controlled by one or more special buttons in the side of the case or through the crown. The sweep-second hand may be started, stopped, and made to return to zero with
Watch with a built in stop watch style device. There are many different types of chronographs. Some may show elapsed minutes or even hours as well as elapsed seconds. Chronograph & chronometer are not the same thing. The words are not interchangeable.
A watch featuring a chronograph provides for the timing and aggregation of events. Most chronographs feature three separate dials that provide for timing aggregation in units of 1/10th of a second (up to 1 second), 1 second (up to a minute) and 1 minute (up to 30 minutes or an hour).
A device that records the time of an event to tenths/hundredths of a second.
A multifunction sport watch with stopwatch functions. Most have two or three small dials on the face, for measuring seconds, minutes and hours.
A watch that includes a stopwatch function.
A watch with 3 subdials within the larger dial. Used to display other functions of the watch such as a stopwatch.
stopwatch function sometimes built into a wristwatch.
A stopwatch, i.e., a timer that can be started and stopped to time an event. There are many variations on the chronograph. Some operate with a center seconds hand which keeps time on the watch's main dial. Others use subdials to elapsed hours, minutes and seconds. Still others show elapsed time on a digital display on the watch face. When a chronograph is used in conjunction with specialized scales on the watch face, it can perform many different functions, such as determining speed or distance. Some chronographs can time more than one event at a time. Do not confuse the term "chronograph" with "chronometer". The latter refers to a timepiece, which may or may not have a chronograph function, that has met certain high standards of accuracy set by an official watch institute in Switzerland. Watches that include the chronograph function are themselves called "chronographs".
A multifunction watch with a stopwatch function. Most have two or three smaller dials for measuring a period of time without affecting the main time display. Chronometer Usually refers to a Swiss-made watch tthat meets very high standards set by the Swiss Official Chronometer Control (C.O.S.C.). A Swiss watch labeled a chronometer has a mechanical movement of the very highest quality and the movement has undergone strenous testing for timekeeping, stability, and quality by an indepedent testing agency.
A stopwatch or metre feature on a watch that measures time elapsed. Chronographs can also come in a 'split second' format to measure two time segments simultaneously or consecutively.
Watch which has an independant stop watch for short interval timming.
An analog movement with a stopwatch function.
Watch or other apparatus with two independent time systems: one indicates the time of day, and the other measures brief intervals of time. Counters registering seconds, minutes and even hours can be started and stopped as desired. It is therefore possible to measure the exact duration of a phenomenon. Not to be confused with the timer, the stopwatch and the chronometer.
A multifunctional watch with two independent time-keeping systems, which allows one to be stopped to measure discrete intervals, most commonly used as a stopwatch function.
Complicated watch with a function for measuring short time periods in addition to its function for permanently displaying hours, minutes and seconds.
A watch which tells the time and acts as a stopwatch.
A stop watch, i.e., a timer that can be started and stopped to time an event. Watches with a chronograph function are themselves called "chronographs".
A movement that can be started and stopped to measure short time intervals and return to zero. A stopwatch does not keep the time of day.
A stopwatch feature on a regular watch. It can be started and stopped and returned to zero the measure short intervals of time.
A stopwatch, that is, a timer that can be started and stopped to time an event. There are many variations of the chronograph. Some operate with a center second hand, which keeps time on the watch's main dial. Others use subdials to show elapsed hours, minutes and seconds. Still others show elapsed time on a digital display on the watch face. When a chronograph is used in conjunction with specialized scales on the watch face, it can perform many different functions, such as determining speed or distance. Some chronographs can time more than one event simultaneously. Do not confuse the term "chronograph" with "chronometer." The latter refers to a timepiece (it may or may not have a chronograph function), which has met specific high standards of accuracy set by an official watch institute in Switzerland. The term "chronograph" is also used to refer to any watch that includes the chronograph function.
A chronograph watch that contains a "stopwatch" that can be started and stopped to time an event.
Is a device that measures elapsed time. With a second hand independent of the watch's timekeeping, it rotates one revolution a minute, and can be started, stopped, and returned to zero by buttons on the caseband. Totalizers can be used to display total elapsed time from minutes into hours, and even days.
Synonym for stopwatch. This feature that allows you to record the time of an event, to stop and start, or go back to zero with the push of a button.
A multifunction watch with two independent time-keeping systems, which allows one to be stopped to measure discrete intervals. Most commonly used for a stop-watch function, chronographs have become the most popular watch complications in the world. Most have two or three subdials, or minidials, for measuring minutes, hours, days, etc. Most chronographs are started and stopped via push buttons located on the side of the case, usually adjacent to the crown. One button is used to start the time, another to return the hand to the 12 o'clock position. Other features available on chronographs include split seconds for measuring two or more intervals of time; a tachymeter, to measure speed over a distance; and a telemeter, to measure distance from an object by how long it takes sound to travel. Once offered solely on larger men's styles, chronographs now are being offered in smaller women's sizes, too.
a watch with two independent time systems: one indicates the time of day, and the other measures brief intervals of time. Counters registering seconds, minutes and even hours can be started and stopped as desired, thus enabling the exact timing of an event.
Not to be confused with Chronometer. A chronograph is a stopwatch. Most chronographs are operated by two "pushers," one to start and stop the chronograph second hand, and the other to return that hand to the starting position.
A stopwatch function on a watch that can be started, stopped and reset independently from the normal watch works.
the kind of a stopwatch measuring continuous and discontinous intervals of time as well as showing the time of a day. The chronograph can be started, stopped and reset at any given moment by pressing push-buttons. Also, certain chronographs can be used in conjunction with various specific scales featured on the face of the watch. It performs following useful functions, such as tachometer, telemeter or pulsemeter
This is a timepiece or some other piece of apparatus containing two independent time systems: one that indicates the time of day, and the other measures intervals of time. Counters registering seconds, minutes and hours have the ability to be started and stopped, thereby making it possible to measure an exact duration of time. A Chronograph should not to be confused with a stopwatch.
Chronographs are watches that have additional sundials on the face of the watches. These subdials are typically used to measure hours, minutes, and seconds as a stop watch.
The chronograph is the most popular of all complications - at least in part, this is due to the frenzied pace of modern life. Chrono's demarcate periods of elapsed time through a sweeping second hand and accumulator hands for minutes and hours. As above there are several variations on the theme.
A multifunction sport watch with a stopwatch function. Most have two or three subdials , or minidials, for measuring minutes and hours. When used in conjunction with specialized scales on the watch dial it can perform many different functions, such as determining speed or distance ( see "tachometer" and "telemeter" ). Some can time more than one event at a time (see "flyback hand" and "split seconds hand" ). Do not confuse with "chronometer" which is a timepiece that has met certain high standards of accuracy set by an official watch institute of Switzerland.
A clock-driven device for recording the time of occurrence of an event. It is often used, for example, in conjunction with a contact anemometer and a wind vane to obtain a record of wind speed and direction as a function of time. See multiple register.
A chronograph is a stopwatch mechanism on a watch; it can be started, stopped and reset independently from the watch.
A chronograph is a timepiece or watch with both timekeeping and stopwatch functions. Chronographs were produced as early as the 18th century but did not become popular until the 1820s.