What Does A Chronograph Watch Do?

chronograph is a specific type of watch that is used as both a display watch and stopwatch. The chronograph mechanism is used to measure elapsed time, compute speed based on travel time and/or measure distance based on speed. Chronograph watches can be self-winding, manual, or quartz battery powered. 

 So, How Do You Use A Chronograph Watch?

Now they may look a bit daunting to start with, but they’re actually really easy to use.  


A chronograph has three main functions: start (when it is activated), stop (when you take a reading) and return to zero (to reset). These functions are operated by pushers on the side of the watch, which allow you to start (pusher at 2 o’clock), stop (pusher at 2 o’clock) and reset (pusher at 4 o’clock) without actually interfering with the display watch itself.