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I have a newish Speedmaster Date 3210.50, and I am wondering how much I can actually use the stopwatch function in my job, vs. just wearing it for show...

I actually do quite a bit of timing things, since as a School Psychologist one of the main things I do is assess intelligence by timing kids while they work on various cognitive tasks. I love the idea of using my watch because it's less conspicuous than holding an actual stopwatch, and less likely to make the kids nervous.

On the other hand, I need to use my stopwatch A LOT. I probably start and stop timing things 50 times a day, and each time it's a hard click for *start* *stop* *reset*. That's lots of clicks. I can't help but think I'm wearing out the tiny little metal innards of my fancy watch.

I know you guys on here love to rave about how robust these watches are, but the bottom line is that I don't want to have to pay an extra $500 to repair my watch if after a few years it decides it can't take this kind of use day in and day out --I have plenty of throw-away stopwatches I could use instead that wouldn't cost me anything to break.

So what's the verdict? Is my Omega capable of performing hundreds of thousands of *start* *stop* *reset* cycles with no problem? or should I give up now on using this thing for an actual purpose?
 
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