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    Re: Chronometers (WAS: Re: Sextant shops in Hong-Kong?)
    From: John Germain
    Date: 2001 Apr 24, 10:31 PM

    Not a lot of bamboo grown in these parts...
    Sorry, everyone, I shouldn't be here. Coastal is my game, but the 
    Man-hoovering stuff is quite cute. I just wish we actually might have the 
    ability to make use of it.
    Working in all weathers on a coastal patch takes the edge away.....  bung it 
    in to the Diffed GPS and if that don't work, just follow the dot on the 
    John Germain
    > ** Original Subject: Chronometers (WAS: RE: Sextant shops in Hong-Kong?)
    > ** Original Sender: Yves Arrouye 
    > ** Original Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 04:04:16 +0100
    > ** Original Message follows...
    > > 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
    >** --------- End Original Message ----------- **

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