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    Mechanical chronometers
    From: J Cora
    Date: 2006 May 14, 23:12 -0500

    As part of my plan to immerse myself in the time of kepler, newton
    with respect to navigation and other things.  I have been researching
    mechanical watches and chronometers.   The only manufacturer of
    mechanical timepieces suitable for navigation is Russian the poljot 6mx

    At  1500.00  us dollars the price does not seem out of line.  What I am
    concerned about though is either learning to maintain the device or finding
    someone who can.

    I know quartz, electronic watches are dirt cheap and more accurate
    but it is outside the parameters of the game.   After all I can just
    turn on the gps and make all these subtleties go away.

    Anyone have direct experience with the 6mx  and what effort or costs would be involved in keeping such a beautiful mechanical device
    in good running condition?
     



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