Friday, November 20, 2015

You Have a Chronograph, Now What?

Let's be honest. How often do you really need a chronograph? It's not as if you're at the horse races all that often or need to take your pulse regularly. Somebody’s a high school track coach, but the laws of probability dictate that that somebody is not you. Why exactly would you want a stopwatch on your watch?

A stopwatch is a fun complication to have, but its utility is about the same as a bag of ice in Alaska in winter.

But that doesn't mean there aren't fun things to time. You should have fun with your chronograph, as you should with all watches. Here are some entertaining things to time that you may not have thought about:

How many blinks per minute that person does at the meeting.

Who cares if it's useful? It's beautiful
and fun. Photo from Omega.
How long it takes between when you get into bed and try to fall asleep and when your cat jumps on you.

How long the person in front of you in the supermarket chitchats with the clerk.

How many seconds advertisements on web pages slow down that page's loading.

How long the previews last before the movie starts.

How long different toilets take to replenish the bowl with water.

How many minutes it takes for the waiter to bring you water after you ask for it.

How long your smartphone battery lasts.

How long between when you read a review of a wristwatch and you buy that watch.

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