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|German to English translations [PRO]|
|German term or phrase: Chronos ohne Funktion|
|This appears in an advertisement on an online auction of wristwatches:|
"Perfekt gearbeitetes Replikat. _Chronos ohne Funktion_, Automatiklaufwerk. Zustand: neuwertig."
Does "Chronos ohne Funktion" mean that the wristwatch does not operate?
|English translation:the stopwatch|
It's referring to the stopwatch or chronograph part
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Chronograph without function
"A movement that can be started and stopped to measure short time intervals and return to zero. A stopwatch does not keep the time of day."
"Chronograph: a watch with two independent time systems: one indicates the time of day, and the other measures brief intervals of time. Counters registering seconds, minutes and even hours can be started and stopped as desired, thus enabling the exact timing of an event."
In other words, the Chronograph only exists for decorative purposes, but doesn't really have a function.
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"Chronos" is a brand or maker's name, like Timex, Rolex, etc.,
...and "ohne Funktion" simply means "without[special or additional]features" - such as an alarm or stopwatch function.
If the watch didn't work, they would surely say "nicht funktionsfähig".
I am pretty sure about this, as the watch is also described as "neuwertig" (as good as new)! But why not ask them, just to be 100% sure?
From the link below:
"Außergewöhnlich: die Alarmfunktion.
Stoppfunktion: 1/5-Sekunde, Minute."
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