Found on many Shinola watches, a chronograph adds a stopwatch function to a timepiece and is easily identified by the two pushers (buttons) on the side of the watch case.
While all Shinola chronographs can be used to measure seconds and minutes, some sport models also allow users to track tenths of a second and hours. Regardless of the model, operating any Shinola chronograph follows the same set of rules:
How to use your chronograph
- START: To start your chronograph, press the button labeled "Pusher A"
- STOP: Once the chronograph is running, pressing "Pusher A" a second time will stop it
- RESET: With the chronograph stopped, press "Pusher B" to reset
- NOTE: If you press "Pusher B" while the chronograph is running, the hands will stop but the chronograph will continue to track time. We call this feature "accumulated timing," which you can read about below.
Reading your chronograph
Different styles of Shinola chronographs display information slightly differently on their dials, based upon the movement ("Argonite-5021" or "Argonite-5050" for example). After testing your chronograph, if you are still unsure of what is being tracked and where on the dial, please refer to the example images below or click here for a downloadable copy of our watch manual online.
Example 1: Runwell Chronograph
Example 2: Runwell Sport Chronograph
Advanced chronograph functions
In addition to basic stopwatch functionality, your chronograph is also capable of "accumulated timing," or the ability to stop and or restart the hands on the chronograph while continuing to track time. You might use this feature to make note of laps while timing a mile, for example. Please see the instructions below:
For additional advanced functionality including recalibration (resetting the starting position of hands on your chronograph), please refer to our watch manual - click here for a downloadable copy.