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