A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Gary LaPook
Date: 2017 Jan 6, 01:58 -0800
f weekly radio time checks can be performed then a good mechanical wrist watch or clock that is rated would work for CN purposes. The Golden Globe Race is an 8 month race so time checks made by radio ( SW, SSB or speaking a ship by VHF ) could become unavailable for many reasons. The quartz watch would be a very inexpensive safety option for continuing the race should the SW/SSB go down. Something for the GGR racing committee to think about.
See prior post about cheap digital watches as a chronometer: