sometimes you learn the weirdest stuff! Guess why the minute counter

of this vintage 4178 chronograph has 3 larger strokes at 3 min increments?


sometimes you learn the weirdest stuff! Guess why the minute counter

Its for the timing of boiled eggs!!!!!  First stroke (3min) soft boiled, 2nd stroke (6 min) medium boiled, 3rd stroke (9 min) hard boiled 
Re: sometimes you learn the weirdest stuff! Guess why the minute counter
01/05/2010 - 12:57
I'll have mine over easy with hash browns. Thanks mate
Mark my chrono to tell me when to flip steaks on the outdoor grill!
01/05/2010 - 16:30
  Nicholas 
Now that's one very expensive egg-timer!! (nt)
01/05/2010 - 17:43
 
Re: sometimes you learn the weirdest stuff! Guess why the minute counter
01/05/2010 - 23:49
Hi Alex, What's cooking? Regards,
Re: sometimes you learn the weirdest stuff! Guess why the minute counter
01/06/2010 - 00:14
When your wife says: "Give me a minute". Miki
Haha! Wow...how cool could it be.
01/06/2010 - 03:46
"The Boiling Egg Chrono" VC
Proof that V&C makes useful and practical chronos (nt)
01/06/2010 - 05:34
Re: sometimes you learn the weirdest stuff! Guess why the minute counter
01/06/2010 - 11:16
Hum ... I already thought that is was related to telephone calls. Duration and payment was calculated by set of 3 minutes. Such counter indication allowed to stop speaking before starting a period, or to talk as much as possble before the end of the active period. More than 9 minutes calls was not usual at this time. Best regards. Patrice.
now that's an interesting hypothesis (nt)
01/06/2010 - 15:04
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A perfect gift
01/07/2010 - 16:40
for a housewife then Somebody is certainly very thoughtful in the Design&Production unit : ) Thank you for sharing such an interesting detail!