The opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games was originally scheduled to take place today. Whilst world events have caused the games to be postponed for another year, instead we thought we’d take a look at how timekeeping at the Olympics has changed over the years…Continue reading
Have you visited the Saturn Stopwatches website recently?
If so, you will have noticed some changes!
That’s right, we’ve completely refreshed the site and made it easier than ever before to find a stopwatch that’s right for you. You’ll still be able to buy the same great stopwatches from Seiko, Fastime and Quantum, but we’ve modernised the look and layout to make it fresh and fully mobile and tablet friendly.
We’d love to hear what you think to the new website – so please let us know.
If you’ve been looking for a new stopwatch recently, you may have noticed that some include a “Silent Mode” feature.
But what is Silent Mode exactly, and why would I need it?
Today, we’ll try to answer both of those questions in the latest entry to our Stopwatch Dictionary!
This post was updated 14th April 2014.
Did You Know?
The Omega Speedmaster wristwatch picks up the honour of being one of the first stopwatches in space?
In fact, it was also the first stopwatch on the moon and even now this model is still used in spaceflight by NASA.
Today, we’ll look at the fascinating history of the Omega Speedmaster – one of the first stopwatches in space and first on the moon!
Great news! We now stock a new range of rechargeable stopwatches and speed trackers!
Designed specifically for school/classroom use, the new Rechargeable Stopwatches, Rechargeable Ultimate Stopwatches and Rechargeable Speed Tracker sets are an excellent way to get groups of school children familiar with the basic principles of timing and the calculation of average speed. Ideal for use in mathematics, science and PE lessons.
Used for time management during lessons and exams or cross curricular activities such as Science, Maths and PE, stopwatches are a vital tool for education.
They’re also useful for maintaining pace in lessons, helping your students stay focused and developing time management skills. Lessons of any length can be divided up into shorter sections or tasks. If your students are aware of the timing, they can often work towards a goal and focus their attentions on a specific project. You can also keep track of the time you’re spending on actual lessons or helping students on a one-to-one basis.
You can now order professional Seiko sports stopwatches via our website!
Seiko are one of the world’s leading names in sports timing. Having produced their first mechanical watch more than 110 years ago, Seiko have a long history and an excellent track record for producing top quality, precision timepieces and timing systems.
- Solar panel
- One/Two Fast Finish
- Curved screen
- Single display
- Time, date and alarm
- Vibrant yellow, rugged case
This zero memory, single display stopwatch offers timing up to 12 hours (1/100th second for the first 30 minutes, then in one second increments thereafter) and a One/Two Fast Finish function. Other features include time (12 hour or 24 hour), day, date and an alarm.
A common feature on more advanced stopwatches is the “pacer mode”, but just what is the pacer function and why would you need this type of capability on a stopwatch?
The pacer function is used to help regulate the speed of an activity. Using a regular audible beep at a preset interval, the pacer helps the user to maintain a consistent rhythm and can be used to help increase their performance or strengthen stamina.
The pacer mode is useful training aid used across a wide variety of sports. A cyclist may wish to target the number of pedal revolutions per minute, a rower the number of strokes per minute or help a runner set their pace.
Pacers can often be set to beep between 5 times a minute, right up to 320 times a minute, with varying increments in between, depending on the stopwatch. Many stopwatches will also keep a running total of the number of beeps or ‘paces’ that have occurred in the current timing session.
You can view our range of pacer stopwatches on our website at Saturn Stopwatches.
- 0.2 second timing
- 60 second / 60 minute
- Combined start/stop/winder
- Reset button
- Shock resistant
- 13 jewel level mechanical movement
- Polished steel
- Presentation box
The Quantum 866 is the first mechanical stopwatch available from our store, Saturn Stopwatches. The 866 is supplied in a nice presentation box that can be used to store the stopwatch when not in use. The stopwatch itself offers timing to 1/5th of a second, with a large 60 second dial and a smaller 60 minute dial inset on its face.