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    Chronometers (WAS: Re: Sextant shops in Hong-Kong?)
    From: Yves Arrouye
    Date: 2001 Apr 24, 8:57 PM

    > Can't help you there, Yves, but I do need a new main-spring
    > for my wrist-chronometer, this one has dried out!
    
    You mean you bought a chronometer there and can't find the part in the
    British Isles?
    
    Speaking of watches, I will be looking at the Suunto Yachtman too. For those
    of you in the US that may have been tempted by it, I saw it here at $329 +
    tax, and you can mail order it from France (yep, my country) for < $250 (cf.
    http://www.the-eye-shop.com/gb/fiche_produit2.asp?id_pdt=1341). My true
    dream yachting watch would be a Piquot Meridien (but the price tag makes me
    faint), or the Elvstrom regatta one, or its most recent ripoff, the TNG
    (http://www.sailingwatch.com); they're all way more expensive than a Suunto,
    do way less, but they're more classical.
    
    What watch do you use at sea? I am not intent on spending $$$ on it, but I'd
    like one with easy access to preset chronos for racing, and big numbers for
    these sextant times (need to move my watch to the left hand...).
    
    YA
    

       
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