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When you put it away for the night, do you stop the chrono from running? Is there any harm to letting run all the time. I would guess starting it stopping it puts wear on it as well?
 

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When you put it away for the night, do you stop the chrono from running? Is there any harm to letting run all the time. I would guess starting it stopping it puts wear on it as well?
The only time I would run the chrono would be to time something. Otherwise it seems kind of pointless to allow those hand to just whiz around.
 

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Better yet...why would you let your chrono run all the time? Stopping it at night isn't even an option...because it shouldn't be running all the time to begin with.
 

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Do you let your chrono's run all the time?

Yes, but it was a digital Casio.

I won't let any mechanical chronograph run beyond my need just for fun.
 

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Would you let a stopwatch run continuously? A chronograph is a type of stopwatch.
 

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Only if I'm timing something will I run my chrono; otherwise, there's no point.
 

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So reportedly there is less wear when you keep a chrono with vertical clutch engaged (running) rather than disengaged. That's interesting. I am not sure about the mechanics of it. But this may be why I have the impression that I get slightly HIGHER power reserve when the chrono on my SpringDrive Chrono 5R86 is running. Strange, no? A friend with a Ph.D. in physics told me that it might have something to do with the gearing running more efficiently under a certain load, same as with a car. Sounds plausible. But maybe my impression just deceives me. I have never actually stopped the time because I don't like to reset the watch and I wouldn't be able to wear it for more than six days since PR is 72 hours.
 

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Only to time something? Aw c'mon, why so serious?
I don't let my chrono run all the time, but I KNOW I can't be the only person who just likes to see the chrono sec hand run around the track *for a while* for no reason.
I love to see mine run every now and then: I press the pusher on mine, when I'm stuck in traffic in a cab, or a boring meeting.
A whole world of wondrous beauty just opens right up before me,... while the dull world of reality of honking and gobbledygook just fades...
 

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Only to time something? Aw c'mon, why so serious?
I don't let my chrono run all the time, but I KNOW I can't be the only person who just likes to see the chrono sec hand run around the track *for a while* for no reason.
I love to see mine run every now and then: I press the pusher on mine, when I'm stuck in traffic in a cab, or a boring meeting.
A whole world of wondrous beauty just opens right up before me,... while the dull world of reality of honking and gobbledygook just fades...
Indeed. I love the feel of the pushers clicking too. But I can't stand the asymmetry of the second hand and subdials when they're not at 12 so I tend to leave it off :-(
 

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I let my chronos run because it tells me how much money I'm making every second.

Now I know why Abramovich used to wear a crappy plastic digital watch, it seems that he lets the stopwatch run all the time :p
 

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I guess I like watching a sweeping second hand. I get some really don't like but will it hurt anything.
 

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So reportedly there is less wear when you keep a chrono with vertical clutch engaged (running) rather than disengaged. That's interesting. I am not sure about the mechanics of it. But this may be why I have the impression that I get slightly HIGHER power reserve when the chrono on my SpringDrive Chrono 5R86 is running. Strange, no? A friend with a Ph.D. in physics told me that it might have something to do with the gearing running more efficiently under a certain load, same as with a car. Sounds plausible. But maybe my impression just deceives me. I have never actually stopped the time because I don't like to reset the watch and I wouldn't be able to wear it for more than six days since PR is 72 hours.
SD movements power reserve is higher if you leave chrono running, that is correct. I read it from some Seiko-catalog I have. Someone said that it could be close to 100 hours, but not sure about that.
 
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