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    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.
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