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Differences Between Chronograph and Multifunction Watches

To a lot of people Chronograph and Multifunction Watches are the same, however the difference in function couldn’t be more obvious.

A basic analog watch has the singular function of telling time, characterised by a singular dial showing twelve hour markings, an hour hand, a minute hand and in a lot of cases a second hand. The next complication usually added to a watch is the date function which in most cases is featured by including a date window on the dial. Featuring any additional complication is where the confusion starts.

 

Differences Between Chronograph and Multifunction Watches. 1 & 2 are Chronograph watches?

INVICTA Multifunction & Chronograph Watch

 Two Lovely Chronograph Watches, Right? Guess Again, One Isn’t.

 

Lucien Piccard Chronograph Watch

Typical Chronograph

A Chronograph Watch

A chronograph watch basically serves the purpose of measuring units of time independent of the time keeping function of your watch. To put it simply it has a stop watch function.

An analog chronograph watch will typically have at least two sub-dials, one featuring a second counter, the other a minute counter, in some cases you will find a micro second counter and/or an hour counter. Chronograph watches are also characterised by two pushers, one pusher to start and stop the chronograph, while the other pusher resets the chronograph to zero.

It is common to find people who want their chronograph sub-dials permanently ticking, one should note that chronographs are precision instruments and are designed to remain in fixed positions except when in use. Most people with chronograph watches seldom use the function as such multifunction watches instead.

 

Lucien Piccard Multifunction Watch

Four Sub-dial Multifunction Watch

A Multifunction Watch

A multifunction watch as the name suggests is a watch with multiple functions which may or may not include a chronograph. The most common type of multifunction watch is the calendar watch, featuring the day and date sub-dials. Other common features in multifunction watches include 24hour counter, moon phase indicator, month indicator.

A multifunction watch with just calendar function typically will not have pushers on the case of the watch, the added complications will function with the time keeping function and can be adjusted using the crown.

To the average person on the street, a calendar multifunction watch is more useful than a chronograph watch since one can read off information relevant to his everyday life, while chronographs are essential to precision time professionals.

In summary chronograph and multifunction watches look alike because of the presence of sub-dials, a common differentiator is the absence of pushers in basic multifunction watches. The best way to tell is to read the functions of the sub-dials on a multi dial watch.

Understand the functions of your watch and if you will never use your chronograph you should consider a multifunction watch.

 

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Your Watch Is Like a Car

There are lots of comparisons between cars and watches, but in identifying the basic parts of your watch I’d personally like to compare it to a car. Not just any car, it will have to be a coupe (just two doors) with the doors similar to the band of your watch and when you consider the smoothness and elegant way certain straps open, especially those with butterfly deployment clasps, those doors just have to be Lamborghini doors. (more…)

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Real Luxury

Before you start reading, let’s clear the air on the subject. By “Luxury Watch” I do not mean what (I think) a lot of Nigerians perceive as Luxury (N100,000 – N250,000). I’m referring to watches that cost tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars (N5,000,000 – N200,000,000 +), Yes, I mean “houses on wrists”as some Nigerians will like to reason, and with particular reference to Swiss Watches.

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Popular Luxury Watches in Nigeria.

Check Out the Price Tags of the real deal.

So many Nigerians are familiar with some luxury watch brand names however they are clueless about how much they actually cost. In this Article I will be reviewing ten pure luxury brands and their market prices, in order of my perceived local popularity of the brands. Exchange rate used here is N350 / $1.

 

1. Rolex
Rolex was founded in 1908 by Hans Wilsdorf. In 1905 at the age of 24, young Hans founded a company in London specializing in the distribution of watches. Hans dreamt of a brand that was not just elegant but precise, he wanted a name easy to remember and pronounce in any language and after much thought he got the inspiration to name the brand Rolex. (more…)

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My first watch, so loved, yet met an untimely end at the bottom of a bucket of water because it is not a Water resistant watch.

The first timepiece I remember owning, some two decades ago, was a simple leather watch given to me by my dad. It was not from any known brand and had no special features or complications. However, I loved it and I assume it was beautiful since it earned me so many compliments from classmates and teachers although it was not a Water resistant watch. In fact, I think it was one of the reasons I was made a prefect – timekeeper – at the end of primary four when the senior students were set to leave, before becoming Head boy a few months later in primary five. So the watch didn’t matter so much anymore fortunately so, as it lived probably all of 3 months and no more. (more…)

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