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    Re: Timekeeping in the post-WWV/post-HF world
    From: John D. Howard
    Date: 2018 Sep 26, 15:16 -0700

    Steve,

    I do not understand the need for super acurate watches.  Any quartz watch will keep time for a month or so with reasonable acuracy.  Unless you plan to be at sea many months without making landfall ( two women and two dogs ? ) than you can check your watch, to the second, using your sextant.

    You will have paper charts that have lat and long for most places.  With that and your sextant ( and almanac ) do a time sight.  Set your watch or note how far off it is, down to the second.  No radio, internet, or GPS needed.

    Like Frank said - invert it.  Use cel nav to get the time!

    John H.

       
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