To run or not to run registers

I just bought an Overseas Chrono.
Is it recommended or not recommended to continually run the two registers and sweep second hand ?
Personally, I like the look, but manufacterers like Rolex don't recommend it with their Daytonas.
Thanks in advance for the feedback.
Regards,
John
I'll let the technical experts answer your question
10/22/2009 - 06:43
but I wanted to congratulate you on your new VC!!! John, I am happy to hear that it fits well on your wrist - your Daytonas now have some serious competition! Please do post some pics when you have the chance. Congrats again on a very good purchase Cheers, Francois
Congratulations John, when are we going to see some wristshots? :-)
10/22/2009 - 07:51
As to your question about running the Chrono all the time.  I don't think there is a clear answer one way or another. The movement is based on a vertical clutch design (i.e. the wheel driving the chronograph function is always turning, even if the hand are not engaged) that makes it easier to run 24/7 than a chrono based on a horizontal clutch design.  Some people I know look for this type of design just so they can run the chrono function all the time. Others say that no matter what, it adds to the wear and tear on a watch and should not be run unnecessarily. Here are a few older posts on this topic that I think you would be interested in.  http://www.thehourlounge.com/thread/view/question-about-overseas-chrono_6721_6721.htmlhttp://www.thehourlounge.com/thread/view/for-those-who-have-chronographs_7629_7629.htmlhttp://www.thehourlounge.com/thread/view/is-it-safe-to-leave-your-chrono-running-all-the-time_12727_12727.html Best Regards, Dan
Congratulations, which version did you get? Please post
10/22/2009 - 11:27
some scans and may it time only happy moments.
Re: Congratulations John, when are we going to see some wristshots? :-)
10/22/2009 - 19:55
Dan, Thanks for the info. It is very helpful. I will read all of it. Regards, John
Here's a photo of my VC Overseas Chrono
10/26/2009 - 16:57