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    Re: Chronometer Suggestions
    From: Bruce Hamilton
    Date: 2009 Jan 05, 19:26 -0800

    Thank you everyone for answers so far. The most economic solution is of
    course a wristwatch. If it is worn all the time, it will have a more
    constant temperature and be more accurate. I would love to see a graph
    of error vs temperature.
    There is a bit of the luck of the draw with them. I had one Timex that
    would loose less than a second every three months, but it now beeps with
    the fishes.  My present one is less accurate. The manufacturers
    obviously have some standards, but they vary quite wildly.
    Geoffrey Kolbe also warned us that there is a burn-in period of a few
    months. He used a small quartz alarm clock as well as a wrist watch ,
    but I can't recall how it was for accuracy.
    I love fine mechanical devices and would not turn down a mechanical
    chronometer if given to me, but they are getting a bit pricey for my
    budget. If I had that kind of cash, I'd get a Bretling.
    Bruce Hamilton
    Vancouver, BC
    Peter Fogg wrote:
    > Bruce Hamilton writes:
    > I find my trusty Timex is off about 6 seconds a month ..
    > How about a fresher Timex?  The one I bought about 6 months ago
    > promises a 10-year cell life, cost about 50 bucks, keeps time
    > excellently, and (I can now say) quite predictably as well.
    > However, if you yearn to possess a chronometer in its timber case,
    > then that is another issue.
    > >
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