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    Re: News Item on Over-reliance on GPS
    From: Richard M Pisko
    Date: 2008 Nov 08, 23:30 -0700

    On Fri, 07 Nov 2008 23:39:04 -0700, Bill  wrote:
    > I once had a self-winding mechanical watch, but feared it would fail me
    > if I
    > ever reached the Doldrums. 
    Seriously, I had a self winding Seiko I bought at the PX in 1965.  The
    manufacturer was so sure it would always work it didn't even have a backup
    winding stem.  It stopped weekly, on my wrist, so I eventually gave it to
    my father when I bought an Accutron.
    For him, it worked well enough for the next twenty years that he only
    reset it on the shift from daylight savings to standard time.
    I played with adjusting the Accurton for a few years; and eventually
    bought a cheap, more accurate Cassio.  Unfortunately, that one is now
    losing roughly five seconds per day . . . so I'm looking for another
    plastic cased, "Alarm Chrono / 50 M Water Resist" of the same brand.
    Maybe when the current Lithium battery dies, I'll buy the model Peter has.
    Richard . . .
    Using Opera 9.2.4 after the "Dog" died
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