I use both and I use them for anytime I want to time something which is all the time. Like how long it took me to walk or drive to a new place, how long I've been parked in a car park for, how long something needs in the oven or grill, and how long till someone asks this same question again.
Dive bezel guy here. Occasionally use it to keep track of my car parking I dived with them but rarely used the bezel, just looks good for a quick time check on night dives. It saves me to press a button on a dive computer to activate back light. That's about it. More than anything it is just the looks I dig.
I prefer the chronograph for quick-and-dirty performance profiling - a rotating bezel just isn't precise enough.
I also prefer it for timing cooks - just because you can start it at any time, and not wait for the seconds to come around.
I still use a timing bezel occasionally, but not as readily.
Dive bezel to me is much more useful (of course the fact that I only own 1 Chrono doesn't help...).
I use it to time dives, well really as a back up timer in case my computer goes out. I can still dive tables so my whole day isn't shot.
I also use it every time I do a low/slow on my Green Egg. I keep track of when I've made a vent adjustment to change the cook temp. If I do it too much I just end up chasing airflow; gotta give it time to stabilize.
I ran a casio edifice chrono uninterrupted (it just circled round on reaching 'max') for about 3 years, I think, until the battery ran out. Just left it running because I wanted the larger seconds-hand to move ^^.
A forum community dedicated to watch owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about watch collections, displays, watch winders, accessories, classifieds, and more! We welcome all manufacturers including Casio G-Shock, OMEGA, Rolex, Breitling, Rolex and Tudor, Seiko, Grand Seiko and others.