Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Chronograph vs. Chronometer

Its very common to hear someone ask us "What's the difference between Chronograph and Chronometer? So we thought it would be a good idea to break it down for all our readers. To make this easier for everyone, we will break it down into 2 simple definitions: A chronograph is a watch with a built in stopwatch feature. A chronometer is a very accurate mechanical watch. 

A chronograph is a watch that was made with a built-in stopwatch feature- Its common to have one or more sub-dials or small liquid crystal display panel to monitor elapsed time. In addition, chronographs have extra pushers to the crown for the start, stop, and reset functions. 

A chronometer is a very accurate mechanical watch- A chronometer is a very accurate mechanical watch that comes with high grade movement. The movement on a chronometer is finely adjusted to work properly in different physical and temperature environments. Also, it is usually accredited by a watch manufacturer or laboratories including the Swiss based COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres). 

We hope this summary helps you understand the difference between chronograph and chronometer a lot better now. For more information pertaining to horology and watches, make sure to stay posted for our blog and also visit our glossary page here - Gray & Sons Jewelers


Blogger jameel Watchkeeper said...

really got the knowledge about many things.thanx for sharing

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