How To Use A Chronograph Watch

You've just purchased a chronograph watch and now you need to know how to use a chronograph watch. A chronograph watch displays the time and has very similar functions to that of a stopwatch. Most chronograph watches display the day of the week as well as the date. Learning how to also use the stopwatch feature will enable you to enjoy the full benefit of the chronograph watch.

  1. Setting the time on a chronograph watch. On the right side of you're chronograph watch pull out the dial in the center located on the face of the watch until it stops at the first extended position. To set the current time, turn the dial to rotate the hour, minute and second hand until it reaches the right time. Once you have set the time, push the dial back in to secure it.
  2. Setting the date on a chronograph watch. On the right side of you're chronograph watch pull out the dial in the center, located on the face of the watch, until it stops at an extended position. To control the date, pull out the dial once more until it's at the most extended position. To set the date, turn the dial until it reaches the right day and date. Once you have set the date, push the dial back in to secure it.
  3. Using the stopwatch function of the chronograph watch. There should be three small circular designs located on the face of your watch. If there is no visible stopwatch on the side of the face of the watch, these small designs should have show the seconds elapse with moving hands on them. Check to see if the frame of the watch turns; if so, from a set moment, you will be able to watch seconds elapse this way as well. If your chronograph watch has stopwatch buttons provided, you can find them located above and below the center adjustment dial. To start and stop timing, press the top button, and when you need to reset the stopwatch, press the bottom button.  
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