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    Re: Watch into Compass?
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Feb 12, 16:49 EST
    Bill N wrote:
    "Point the hour hand directly at the Sun (in general this requires tilting the watch into the sky). Rotate the watch around its hour hand (which remains pointing at the Sun) until 12:00 is also pointing into the sky at the same altitude (but generally in quite a different direction). Now the face of the watch points north (in most of the northern hemisphere). "

    That might work. It would surely help.

    The basic trick would be to treat the watch face like a sundial. It has to be tilted at an angle equal to your colatitude. This tilt doesn't have to be very accurate.

    Frank E. Reed
    [X] Mystic, Connecticut
    [ ] Chicago, Illinois

       
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