CHRONOGRAPHS OR DIVERS: CHOOSING YOUR PREFERRED WATCH TYPE

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Watches with sophisticated designs and features should be chosen based on the professional, social, and private needs of the users. In other words, watches are not just meant to tell time only. They are also used for fashion purposes, and more importantly, they are designed to fit diverse activities ranging from sports, business, piloting, etc.

 In this article, we shall be concentrating on the chronograph and the diver watches (otherwise known as dive watch or diving watch). Moreover, and we shall look at some factors that will determine the preference of the two watches. Divers and chronograph watches are timepieces that are exceptionally built with features and abilities that fit many different situations, and we shall examine them one after the other.

 

THE CHRONOGRAPH WATCH

Chronograph watches are timepieces designed explicitly as a stopwatch fused with a display watch. A basic chronograph watch has a second hand that sweeps around the display circle. The second hand can easily be controlled by mounting pressure on the stem. Thankfully, with the rapid advancement of technology, chronograph watches have now become sophisticated in their design and ability. Most chronograph watches now have many hands that measure hours, minutes, seconds, and even tenths of a second. In the late 1800s, chronographs were mainly used in artillery fire, but a shift in its use occurred in modern times. Now, chronograph watches are used for piloting, space exploring, car racing, and so on. These activities relied on the consciousness of time intervals to reach a particular goal, and the chronograph watch was just the solution. Basically, chronograph watches have multiple uses for different situations.

 

THE DIVING WATCH

The diving watch is a unique water-resistant timepiece used for underwater diving. The diving watch is also used to keep track of the time spent underwater, and it was specially designed to meet the needs of professional divers, explorers, etc. In the 1960s, due to the commercial work that took place in the seas and oceans, professional diving organizations were created, and this made the need for diving watches a necessity. This urgent need led to the creation of the first ‘ultra-water resistant’ watches such as the Rolex Sea-Dweller 2000, Omega Seamaster Professional, and so many others. From the above exposition, it is quite essential to note that diving watches are quite useful to scuba divers, professional divers, explorers, and for any other underwater activity.

 

Well, critically viewing the expositions of the two types of watches (chronographs and divers) above, we can see that certain factors that must be involved before a preference is made. Before a choice is made, we must consider the nature of the activity or profession. For an underwater operation, the diving watch will be needed. More so, for an air, astronomical, and racing activity, the chronograph watch will be highly required as well. Also, both watches are specifically designed to suit the type of activity or situation they are used for.

Finally, chronographs and divers are also uniquely built for each gender. There are numerous varieties of watches for men and women.

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