A chronograph is another name for a watch with a stopwatch function. The buttons, or pushers, on a chronograph start, stop and reset the stopwatch. The watch tells time as usual, even while using the chronograph.Know More
Press the top button on the right side of the watch to start the timer. When the timer starts, the longer second hand starts to move. For every complete rotation the hand makes around the dial, an increment of time is recorded in a subregister, or recorder, on the watch. The subregister displays the recorded time in seconds, minutes and possibly hours.
Press the top button a second time to stop the timer. The total time elapsed is displayed in the subregister. The amount of time recorded depends upon the capabilities of the watch. A chronograph can record anywhere from 30 minutes to 12 hours.
Press the bottom button to clear the stopwatch, which resets the subdial and the longer second hand.
Some chronographs also feature a tachymeter, which allows the wearer to calculate speed based on the time recorded and/or distance traveled based on the speed. The tachymeter is the scale of numbers featured on the outside of the watch. The standard scale converts between the duration of the event in seconds and the number of times the event occurs in an hour. To calculate the speed, travel a known distance, and use the stopwatch function. Divide the 3,600 seconds in an hour by the number of seconds recorded by the stopwatch. To calculate distance, hold your speed constant. When the second hand reaches the mark on the scale equal to the speed, the distance traveled is equal to 1 mile.
A watch with a 30m rating can withstand splashes of water, such as when washing hands, a 50m can survive swimming or showering while a 100m water resistant watch will allow for more subversive activities. Thus the true water resistance of a watch depends greatly on this meter rating.Full Answer >
To change the battery on a Timex watch, open the battery holding panel on the back of the Timex watch. Remove the old battery, insert the new battery, and place the holding panel back onto the watch.Full Answer >
Timex watch user guides are available through the Timex website. User guides are categorized by style of watch and are available in seven different languages.Full Answer >
Setting the time on a Casio analog watch involves manipulating the time knob, which is usually located on the side of the watch and next to the watch face. In some analog Casio watches, this knob needs to be loosened by turning it counter-clockwise. Once the knob is loose, pull on the knob until it makes two clicks.Full Answer >