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Speedmaster, what do you use the stop watch for?

  1. Keef Richards

    Keef Richards May 17, 2019

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    All smart phones have a digital stop watch on it, and most people have one. So I am curious how many owners of the Speedmaster use the stop watch on it and for what purpose? Do most buy it just for the look and perhaps use the stop watch for odd things like how long will it take your wife to leave the supermarket to come back to the car
     
  2. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy May 17, 2019

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    Mine's a Seamaster, 861 chrono, but I time bone-in ribeyes on the grill (4.5 mins. per side for rare, 1 1/2 inches thick) and check the zebra's time in soccer/football matches.

    What else is there? Could use a yachting every few years for America's Cup starts.
     
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  3. Meme-Dweller

    Meme-Dweller May 17, 2019

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    I use it for steak in the oven
     
  4. Canuck

    Canuck May 17, 2019

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    Some wear their Speedmaster in bed (ahem)!
     
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  5. OmegaFan503

    OmegaFan503 May 17, 2019

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    When I am grilling
     
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  6. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy May 17, 2019

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    Whaaaat?
    Open fire for me.
     
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  7. Duckie

    Duckie May 17, 2019

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    I use my Speedy to keep track of cooking time.
    For me, it's the most expedient way to go about it.
    I don't use any alarms or buzzers and such.
     
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  8. Kevzep

    Kevzep May 17, 2019

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    I use mine when I go running which is almost every day, also time cooking things, and of course I would use it to do a correction burn if I was on the way back to earth from the Moon....
    But yeah. Handy to have a stop watch, I have always had one even before the Speedy, the Seiko 7A28 I have has one too.....I like the analogue display.
     
  9. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 17, 2019

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    How long between this exact question ::stirthepot::
     
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  10. Kevzep

    Kevzep May 17, 2019

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    13.8sec.
     
  11. axl911

    axl911 May 17, 2019

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    My first and most important timing task with my Speedmaster Professional is to time the 60 seconds of timeout for our unruly first toddler son.

    Do you know how long those 60secs seemed???
     
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  12. 89-0

    89-0 May 17, 2019

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  13. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. May 17, 2019

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    Cooking... parking... timing restaurants... time between @Keef Richards question posts.
     
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  14. Pun

    Pun May 18, 2019

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    Yes I do but not to time that!
    It's lume is good enough to last 8 hours. I check time when I get up for leak at night.
     
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  15. revmiguel

    revmiguel May 18, 2019

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    I use it to track how many cups of water I drink each day. I have the 3576 with moon phase, so there is a bit of a fun motivating factor – as I tick off each cup of water, the chronograph hand moves clear of the moon phase and I get a better view of it. I try to drink 8 cups a day. When I pour a cup or two, I advance the seconds hand accordingly.

    I also use it to time my lunch break or my 8 hours of work when I work for a few hours at a time throughout the day, to make sure I get up to 8 hours.

    When I’m not tracking water intake, sometimes I set the chronograph seconds hand to the hash mark corresponding to the number of that day’s date. Even though my speedmaster has a date, it is very small, and the chronograph hand is easier to read.

    Finally, sometimes I let it run for a while and then stop it when the seconds, minutes and hour hands are in interesting configurations, just to give a different look to the dial.
     
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  16. astrand

    astrand May 18, 2019

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    He's quite talented..
     
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  17. rob#1

    rob#1 May 18, 2019

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    I use my stopwatch to time things, it’s quite handy :cool:
     
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  18. Watchongrave

    Watchongrave May 18, 2019

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    I feel weird myself not having any circumstances where I need to check seconds of timing for.
     
  19. Timmert

    Timmert May 18, 2019

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    I actually run it often as a seconds hand + GMT (Zulu) time zone. Start it at 00:00 or 12:00 GMT and you get a free additional time zone.

    I like looking at the chrono hand better than the small "official" seconds hand.
     
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  20. michael22

    michael22 May 18, 2019

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    Sounds like it should be renamed the "Cookmaster."
     
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