A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Ed Popko
Date: 2018 Sep 21, 07:08 -0700
One of NavList random 'three-pics' (fabulous idea Frank) brought up Gary LaPook's fun writeup and recreation of the Lindbergh-Weems second-setting watch.
I have been somewhat house-bound lately recovering for short hospitalization so with nothing better to do, I wrote a PostScript program to recreate the various watch faces. I cut them out of paper and make a kind of pseudo watch and play with finding the sun's GHA.
Attached is the master set of clock faces. A joke, I guess, but fun none-the-less. Certainly not as creative as Gary's Dymo watch recreation.
What is surprising is how little 'how to use' information there is on this watch. And it's quite a collectors item too. Longines recreation, at $4,000+, doesn't provide much information either. Perhaps yuppies willing to pay this amount are more interested in show than substance. Gary's al-cheapo recreation and writeup gives more information, by far, than anything posted.