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    Re: Using "hack" as a verb
    From: Wayne Hilliard
    Date: 2018 Nov 27, 02:15 +0000
    My understanding is that the difference between a hack watch and a pocket watche is the hack is a complication that stops the balance wheel from moving when you pull the setting crown out allowing the seconds to be matched wherein a regular watch when you pull out the crown the seconds keep running and only allows you to set the hours and minutes.

    On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 12:59 AM David Pike <NoReply_DavidPike@fer3.com> wrote:

    I was being facetious gven the possible unfortunate results if the navigator said "hack" in a loud voice at the wrong moment.

    David C

    Ah well, that explains things.  I couldn’t quite see how your statement fitted the thread.  I regret I completely missed the connection with the earlier lines.  Bedford Incident was a great book and film.  As far as I recall ‘fire one’ were the last spoken words of the film. DaveP    

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