"SAVED" by my C700!

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"SAVED" by my C700!

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Tonight, my wife decided to make spaghetti for dinner and she put me in charge with boiling the spaghetti itself and I had to make sure it wasn't under or overcooked. She likes it just right. So here I go, not thinking to well, and get the water to boil and throw in the spaghetti. Moments after being brain-dead, I begin frantically looking around for my wife's kitchen timer so I can monitor the cook time. I can't find it anywhere and I go into a panic. I'm "dead-meat" if I screw up her spaghetti.

It doesn't immediately dawn on me that I'm wearing my watch, my C700 watch...., you know, hello...the one with chronograph capability. Of course.... my watch, stupid me. So I quickly press the start button and off we go to having perfectly cooked spaghetti. :clap: Saved by my C700. Thanks CW, for saving my life, my marriage and selling me a great looking watch.

OK, the true story really? I just used my watch to time the spaghetti.... ha ha. :lol: I didn't really panic looking for some kitchen timer that we don't have anyway. My wife, she really likes her spaghetti mushy, over-cooked.. yuck!. I'm the one who has to have it perfectly cooked. I'll time it dead-on 9 minutes and pull it ASAP. It did make a great story though... you still there... :silent: :yawn: :problem:

So what have you use your Chronograph for?
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This morning I used my chrono to time a 24 second shot through 18 grams of Black Cat Analog.
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28800bph wrote:This morning I used my chrono to time a 24 second shot through 18 grams of Black Cat Analog.
Didn't understand that. :problem:

I used my chrono yesterday to time how long my new coffee machine took to warm up after being switched on.
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I have a little kitchen timer, but I always put on the DBR1 if I'm doing boiled eggs! :lol:
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used the chrono once to time my sexual performance.... the 1/10second timer was the most useful part :oops:
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28800bph wrote:This morning I used my chrono to time a 24 second shot through 18 grams of Black Cat Analog.
It sounds like an explosives test on a firing range, but my guess is making espresso?
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castle wrote:
28800bph wrote:This morning I used my chrono to time a 24 second shot through 18 grams of Black Cat Analog.
It sounds like an explosives test on a firing range, but my guess is making espresso?
Never thought of that, but on reflection it's probably how Sir AKD would make coffee. It wouldn't surprise me if he built the coffee-machine! :thumbup:
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xtriple wrote:used the chrono once to time my sexual performance.... the 1/10second timer was the most useful part :oops:
:lol: No way!
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
castle wrote:
28800bph wrote:This morning I used my chrono to time a 24 second shot through 18 grams of Black Cat Analog.
It sounds like an explosives test on a firing range, but my guess is making espresso?
Never thought of that, but on reflection it's probably how Sir AKD would make coffee. It wouldn't surprise me if he built the coffee-machine! :thumbup:
Not a bad idea. I'm about the hit the shower while my coffee machine is brewing. I think I'll time how long it takes me to shower.
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xtriple wrote:used the chrono once to time my sexual performance.... the 1/10second timer was the most useful part :oops:
You just need to strap it on a bit tighter. :lol:
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I use my C40 to time how long it takes to cycle to places, thereby increasing the chance of arriving at the correct time in future. I start the chrono when I set off. Unfortunately I have yet to remember to look at it or stop it when I arrive :-(
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Don't think I have ever used the chrono to time things. Normally when I time something in minutes or seconds I will use the normal hands. I have used the tachymeter on my C40 though
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CeeBee wrote:I start the chrono when I set off. Unfortunately I have yet to remember to look at it or stop it when I arrive :-(
I have tried using the chrono to time many things ...usually have the same issue...forget to stop it. :problem:
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Like Russ I frequently use my chronos for cooking. I find that dive bezels also work well for cooking, when 'to the closest minute' is good enough.

Also, we are now expecting a tutorial on how to build an espresso machine at home. Surely our resident Knight doesn't use a store-bought machine?
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On my Speedbird PRS12 I've been timing anything that lasts up to 59 seconds. Any longer than that is no good, as the seconds hand either stops, or stutters its way to the 60 second spot. :thumbdown: (That'll teach me for getting it serviced!)