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    Re: Time and cel nav, a stupid question
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2008 Apr 26, 01:41 -0400

    
    Lu Abel wrote:
    
    > I also wouldn't go to sea without measuring the watch rate of whatever
    > timekeeper I was proposing to use, so I'm not sure I'd need "twice
    > daily" calls to Ft. Collins.   I've found cheap Timex or equivalent
    > quartz watches to be remarkably good timekeepers (at least on my wrist,
    > I've never taken them off and subjected them to freeze-boil cycles) --
    > if given the chance to measure watch rate, I'd be pretty confident of
    > going for a month or even more without cross-checking with WWV or
    > equivalent.
    
    An excellent observation, and my ideas (following) perhaps touched on years
    ago on the list. Even a cheap ($20-$30 US) watch these days is pretty
    remarkable.  I do track the time gain or loss over a 30 day period and
    average that for daily use on the water.
    
    On the water I wear the watch 24/7, while on land I generally remove it for
    sleep when at home. Therefore when measuring watch rate, I do sleep with it
    on for the month. Mostly cargo-cult science I suspect, but a second is a
    second.
    
    Bill
    
    
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