In general usage today a "clock" refers to any device for measuring and displaying the time.Watches and other timepieces that can be carried on one's person are often distinguished from clocks.He earned distinction in British victories at the battles of Louisburg and Quebec in the Seven Years War (French and Indian War in the USA).Following the passage of the Quebec Act in 1774, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Detroit, where he led the King's 8th Regiment.Watches evolved in the 1600s from spring powered clocks, which appeared in the 1400s.A CHRONOGRAPH is a specific type of watch that is used as a stopwatch combined with a display watch.From Detroit, he directed the Indians during the American Revolutionary War.He soon acquired a notorious reputation from American historians of the time as the "Hair Buyer of Detroit") for helping British financed Indians scalp rebel Americans on the frontiers.
Most inexpensive and medium-priced watches used mainly for timekeeping are electronic watches with quartz movements.
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A basic chronograph has an independent sweep second hand; it can be started, stopped, and returned to zero by successive pressure on the stem.
The modern day chronograph works by pushing a start button, normally located at the two o clock position, to begin recording time, and by pushing the same button to stop the recording.