chronograph watchesChronograph watches have always been a popular choice for watch lovers. What distinguishes a chronograph watch from all the rest? The most notable feature are the sub-dials which offer multiple ways to measure time. The number of sub-dials and functions vary from watch to watch. Originally these watches were used by the military and those in sports to keep exceptionally accurate time. But today it’s more about good fashion sense than anything else.

Typically chronograph watches are thought of as sports watches, but you can find many designs to fit into both casual and formal settings. They can have leather straps for dressier outfits, stainless steel bracelets for a casual look, and even rubber bracelets for athletes who need ultimate durability.  They were also once thought of as a man’s watch, but there has been a significant increase in their popularity among women –I for one can attest to that! They are wonderful alternatives to the common “small and dainty” watches often offered in women’s collections.

They can be as little as a few hundred dollars to as much as a few thousand dollars depending on the brand, features, and materials used in the watch. A chronograph is a must-have in any watch aficionado’s collection that can offer both style and functionality.