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Seconds hand on a chronograph


Thrudge
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Bit a noob question, but I have to ask as I'm seriously considering the Bulova Lunar Pilot.  Does the central seconds hand sweep continuously, as on a non-chrono?  On my old Seiko chrono, the seconds hand would sweep for a while then stop, which is not to my liking.

Is it the case that all chronos do as my Seiko did, or does it vary from watch to watch?

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Just now, Thrudge said:

Bit a noob question, but I have to ask as I'm seriously considering the Bulova Lunar Pilot.  Does the central seconds hand sweep continuously, as on a non-chrono?  On my old Seiko chrono, the seconds hand would sweep for a while then stop, which is not to my liking.

Is it the case that all chronos do as my Seiko did, or does it vary from watch to watch?

From memory I think it runs for 60 minutes then stops, it been a while since I had mine.

They do this to conserve power.

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Central seconds hand is the chrono seconds counter, only runs when the chronograph is running. The running seconds hand is on the subdial at the 6.00 position which has a twice a second tick rather than a smooth sweep. Never had the chrono running long enough to check what @Roy says above but would make sense, does a similar thing with the split second dial which only runs for the first thirty seconds then stops, only displaying the split seconds when the chrono is stopped.

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