Movado Chronograph

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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The Movado chronograph, like many other chronographs, hit the market well after the basics of wrist watch design had been well established. In the early days of manufacturing, the technology simply didn't exist to allow for precision timing instruments. Many factors contributed to the advent of the chronograph, from military necessity to newer, smaller technologies.

The Movado chronograph serves the same practical use that any chronograph affords, namely reliable, accurate time-measurement. Prior to the rise of the chronograph, precision readings were taken primarily from sundials, which also gave people a universal standard by which to set appointments and meetings. As the wrist watch became more and more en vogue and filled a practical need--telling time--versus a merely aesthetic one, its wearers became increasingly interested in better-quality instruments, which helped speed the development of the chronograph.

The Movado Chronograph Today

When some people refer to the chronograph, they simply mean a standard watch with a stop-watch built-in. Other people think of chronographs as radical reconceptualizations of the standard wrist watch that incorporate date and alarm functions, back-to-zero stop elements, and any other of a number of complications. For most purposes, however, a chronograph simply refers to a precision measuring device, a category from which the earliest wrist watches were certainly precluded.

The Movado chronograph comes in a range of styles, so there's no single brand that's right for everyone. There are Faceto, Medalist, and Vizio Sport chronographs, as well as many others, all of which come as replica watches as well. If you're looking for a convincing Movado replica chronograph, there are literally hundreds of dealers on the Web who can find you the model you want at a significant discount.


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