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    Re: Chronometers
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2008 Mar 30, 09:53 -0400

    Dear Lu,
    > was merely responding to a comment that
    > a professional mariner owned a
    > railroad watch and "swore by it"
    Yes, I read some stories like this.
    (I think it was in Aviation Cel Nav books,
    about deck watches (=pocket chronometers).
    They look like a big pocket watch, boxed but without
    gimbals. Some people tell the stories of such watches
    going for years continuously and having zero rates
    for practical purposes.
    Nevertheless, to my understanding, chronometers
    were required on Ukrainian ships until very recently
    (perhaps still required), though I am not sure whether
    they are still produced. I mean mechanical ones, not
    quartz chronometers. They were produced in a Moscow
    factory called Polet (former Kirov). Judging from E-bay,
    they were still made in 1980-s.
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