03-30-2019, 04:14 PM
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(03-30-2019, 02:59 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(03-30-2019, 01:47 PM)zipper Wrote: [Image: Oo3jVOh.jpg]
Cheers

Can you put a year on the shift in terminology when the denotation of “chronometer” was narrowed down to watches that have a stopwatch function?
Chronometer means a very accurate mechanical watch, which has undergone a series of tests as to its accuracy. A chronograph is a watch that has "stopwatch" functions.
I'm not sure if any quartz watches have been given the chronometer certification. But, pretty near ALL quartz watches from a quality company are more accurate than a mechanical
watch.

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 03-31-2019, 07:19 AM
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(03-29-2019, 08:46 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Casio G-Shock, my only digital watch

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hey john, mine's bigger. mudmaster  I thought you had culled a few orients but these are so cool

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 03-31-2019, 01:36 PM
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(03-30-2019, 04:14 PM)zipper Wrote:
(03-30-2019, 02:59 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote: Can you put a year on the shift in terminology when the denotation of “chronometer” was narrowed down to watches that have a stopwatch function?
Chronometer means a very accurate mechanical watch, which has undergone a series of tests as to its accuracy.
A chronograph is a watch that has "stopwatch" functions.
I'm not sure if any quartz watches have been given the chronometer certification.
But, pretty near ALL quartz watches from a quality company are more accurate than a mechanical watch.
Makes sense, based on the root components of the words.  Thank you for the clarification.

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 03-31-2019, 03:07 PM
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Also a certified chronometer.

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 04-03-2019, 04:08 AM
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What brand do you think is the "Most expensive watch in the world"?
AND (big AND) how much ? How's 55 million?
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The Graff Diamonds Ladies Wristwatch. Of the top ten, most expensive, top four are women's watches.
I bet it's not very accurate.

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 04-03-2019, 06:32 AM
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(04-03-2019, 04:08 AM)zipper Wrote: What brand do you think is the "Most expensive watch in the world"?
AND (big AND) how much ? How's 55 million?
[Image: Graff-Diamonds-Hallucination-1.jpg]

The Graff Diamonds Ladies Wristwatch. Of the top ten, most expensive, top four are women's watches.
I bet it's not very accurate.

It’s all in the diamonds and not the watch itself. Could be the same as putting lipstick on a pig.

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 04-03-2019, 01:52 PM
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I have a Birthday coming up, so I ordered a new watch, as a present for myself. At my age no one gives me presents anymore.... Sad 
First quartz watch I've had in 20+ years, but I like its looks.
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 04-05-2019, 10:36 AM
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Luminox 1947

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 04-10-2019, 07:08 AM
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ROLEX  GMT
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 04-12-2019, 09:06 AM
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Orient Star Retro Future Car

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 04-14-2019, 09:23 AM
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BVLGARI Diagono Pro. Divers watch.

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 04-15-2019, 07:42 AM
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CHRISTOPHER  WARD  Trident-Pro

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 04-15-2019, 08:35 AM
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Certina DS PH200M


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 04-17-2019, 03:32 PM
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BREITLING Chrono-Mat

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 04-17-2019, 06:07 PM
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An oldie, but a goodie .. still runs well, not as good as the GMT, but close to a minute a month .. wonder if anyone recalls that catchphrase?

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 Yesterday, 02:36 AM
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(04-17-2019, 06:07 PM)garyg Wrote: An oldie, but a goodie .. still runs well, not as good as the GMT, but close to a minute a month .. wonder if anyone recalls that catchphrase?

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WOW !  Shok Haven't seen one of those in years... Thumbup

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 Yesterday, 06:54 PM
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(Yesterday, 02:36 AM)zipper Wrote:
(04-17-2019, 06:07 PM)garyg Wrote: An oldie, but a goodie .. still runs well, not as good as the GMT, but close to a minute a month .. wonder if anyone recalls that catchphrase?

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WOW !  Shok Haven't seen one of those in years... Thumbup


They are fun .. though there isn't much time left in them, their mechanics are getting scarcer than watchmakers.  I wonder if the kids will even know what they are when they clean out the house ..

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