Press ▶️! And if you thought watching the 1/100th of a second hand spinning around was hypnotic, wait until you see this! A #macromonday special showing what 360,000 bph looks like. Yes. I said 360,000 bph. #notatypo #Seiko
PRESS ▶️! So as promised, here’s a video of the #Seiko 8941-5000T stopwatch in action. The 1/100th of a second hand makes one revolution every 3 seconds. #slomo fun in the middle of the video – turn up the volume because this is worth hearing too!
A #macromonday shot of the #Seiko 8941-5000 1/100th of a second stopwatch from 1963. Does anyone know why the dial has 89413-5000 on it? Were there different variations of this watch?
Well, it’s grand (i.e. “big”), and it’s a #Seiko, so I thought… Why not?! If you want to time things to the nearest 1/100th of a second mechanically, you don’t need to spend over $50k on an #FPJourne #Centigraphe. Seiko were solving that problem back in the 1960’s. This particular stopwatch – model number 8941-5000T – hails from April 1963. Developed for use in the 1964 #Tokyo #Olympics, the watch can time events up to 10 minutes in duration. The small central hand marks off the minutes, whilst the small hand above it counts the seconds. The large hand makes one full revolution every 3 seconds, and with the watch tick-tocking away at 360,000 bph (no, that is not a typo!), it can measure time down to 1/100th of a second. The front of the case removed so that I could get a clear view of the dial (how I wish all watches could do this!), and in the background, the Japanese Seiko newsletter from June 1964.
Hmm. What do we have here then?!