What can you do with a stopwatch?

In the first season episode of the Brittish television show “Torchwood” entitled “They Keep Killing Suzie” there are two references made to a stopwatch. The first time Owen makes a comment about “give Ianto a stopwatch and he’s happy.” Ianto says, “Its the little button on the top.”

The second reference comes at the end of the show when Jack is putting Suzie back in the morgue and Ianto says to him, “You know I’ve still got that stopwatch… I can think of lots of things you can do with a stopwatch.” Jack gets very excited and says “I’ll send the others home early.”

I will admit to a certain amount of naïveté, but short of timing either how quickly you can come, or how long you can hold out, I’m at a complete loss as to what he might have had in mind.

Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

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