Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    Ebay Chronometer
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2009 May 9, 12:00 -0700

    A few months back a navlist member posted a great story that ended up
    with the accidental possession of a diving helmet. Well I just had an
    Ebay experience that provided me with a memorable moment. I had won an
    auction for a mid sixties U.S. Navy Longines-Wittnaur 8 day aircraft
    clock which belonged to a watchmaker. There was serious anticipation
    on my part and when the box arrived my heart fluttered like a kids on
    Christmas morning. This box was perhaps the best packing job I had
    ever seen so there would be no chance of damage to the time piece.
    When I finally got to the clock itself there was an immediate
    recognition of the fact that I had received the wrong clock which
    meant that someone else had my clock and that both of us were
    experiencing intense disappointment. The clock that I had received was
    a fine swiss bedside alarm clock complete with a calibration ribbon
    showing a perfectly strait blue line. Not the type of clock to be kept
    aboard a sailing small craft. The watchmaker was very apologetic and I
    am once again anticipating the arrival of a seaworthy time piece. Is
    there anyone on the list that can explain the ribbon with the blue
    line on it and how this proves chronometer function? Thanks.
    Navigation List archive: www.fer3.com/arc
    To post, email NavList@fer3.com
    To unsubscribe, email NavList-unsubscribe@fer3.com

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site