My pulse must have quickened by at least 15bpm when I saw this watch. However, I would never get one because of a latent self esteem issue with never accomplishing my parents' dream of me becoming a doctor!
The scale is for making it easier to take a person's pulse. You see the "graduated for 15 pulsations" text on the dial. You simply feel a person's pulse and start the chronograph while counting 15 pulsations, when you have done that you stop the timing and - voila! The watch has "calculated" the pulse for you So if you measured for example 15 pulses in 15 seconds, you can read out the pulse as 60 (pretty straightforward).
It works the same way as the normal tachymeters that is usually seen on chronographs but that scale is set for speed.
Yeah, I saw that stock photo of the dr's chrono a few months ago in one of the mags, and was just amazed. It is absolutely beautiful. I assumed they would be sold out immediately. How could any doctor pass on buying one of these?! (Not that you have to be a doctor to get one :-d). I've not yet seen a pic of one on a wrist, so I hope you decide to pick one up and post! :-!
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