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Has anyone mounted a set of chronographs on their dash?

PostPost by: MrBonus » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:41 pm

Do you have pics to share?

I've always felt mine looked a little empty without a stereo. I'm looking at a 2.375" by 5.5" dual mounting.

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PostPost by: Elan45 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:25 am

Back in the late 70 early 80s when we were challenging for SCCA and CASC stage rally championships. we had a Zetachrone digital split timer that I modified so I could split the time over bumpy terrain w/o hitting the wrong button and losing the hour time. After that mod to the split button and as long as the battery was charged, it was faultless.

But, I always had my back-up Tag Heuer wind up chronograph mounted to my clip board where the routes were clipped and wrist watch ( another Tag Heuer), but the Zetachron was the only thing besides the Halda Twinmaster odometer mounted to the dash of our 510.

Oh, and you can see I have a Super Safety too.

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PostPost by: MrBonus » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:49 pm

Elan45 wrote:Back in the late 70 early 80s when we were challenging for SCCA and CASC stage rally championships. we had a Zetachrone digital split timer that I modified so I could split the time over bumpy terrain w/o hitting the wrong button and losing the hour time. After that mod to the split button and as long as the battery was charged, it was faultless.

But, I always had my back-up Tag Heuer wind up chronograph mounted to my clip board where the routes were clipped and wrist watch ( another Tag Heuer), but the Zetachron was the only thing besides the Halda Twinmaster odometer mounted to the dash of our 510.

Oh, and you can see I have a Super Safety too.

Roger


That's awesome, Roger. I feel like a complete poseur considering I have no practical function for mounting chronographs other than I like the look.

I bought these on eBay. I'm going to test mount them and see how I like them:

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PostPost by: ted » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:27 pm

I've had similar thoughts; my watches would just fit the space on the cutout panel for width, but are just 1/8 inch too high and with the mounting holes wouldn't fit to mount to the existing panel. I'd probably also want to space them out a bit for easier access to the bezels. If someone has a good idea for a mounting idea I'd love to see it.
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PostPost by: gherlt » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:48 am

May I ask, are only the chronographs to be mounted or is there any other "thing" you need to have nearby/in front of you ?
And aren't the chronographs operated by your passenger ?
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PostPost by: MrBonus » Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:31 pm

gherlt wrote:May I ask, are only the chronographs to be mounted or is there any other "thing" you need to have nearby/in front of you ?
And aren't the chronographs operated by your passenger ?


No, there is literally no purpose to this other than I like the aesthetic. Mock me as necessary.
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PostPost by: USA64 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:09 pm

No, there is literally no purpose to this other than I like the aesthetic. Mock me as necessary.


Hah, hah, hah, what a maroon! Just kidding! (couldn't make the smiley work). Seriously though, EVERYONE will ask, so you should come up with a more rewarding story!
We are supposed to be having fun, are we not?
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:28 am

MrBonus wrote:
gherlt wrote:May I ask, are only the chronographs to be mounted or is there any other "thing" you need to have nearby/in front of you ?
And aren't the chronographs operated by your passenger ?


No, there is literally no purpose to this other than I like the aesthetic. Mock me as necessary.


Consider yourself mocked.
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PostPost by: MrBonus » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:27 am

USA64 wrote:
No, there is literally no purpose to this other than I like the aesthetic. Mock me as necessary.


Hah, hah, hah, what a maroon! Just kidding! (couldn't make the smiley work). Seriously though, EVERYONE will ask, so you should come up with a more rewarding story!


I like to time my beer runs!
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PostPost by: TBG » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:14 am

The simpletons solution! A east to read watch from the RNIB stuck on with double sided sticky............ :shock:
OOH err............

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