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    Re: Watch into Compass?
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2004 Feb 12, 17:54 -0500

    Frank-
     
    
    The typical consumer grade digital "compass" watch may only have 16 points on 
    it, and that's enough for general "lost in the woods" use. I'm not talking 
    about Lewis & Clark, I'm talking about "There's a road somewhere south of us, 
    which was is south?" And if you can within 10-15 degrees of it, that's good 
    enough.
    
    I think the accuracy is much better, probably within five degrees and most of 
    that is from casually pointing the tiny watch hand at the bright spot in the 
    sky.
    
    Heck, you've got a watch. And a sun. If your watch is digital it doesn't 
    matter, you can still draw a mental picture and stick hands on it!
    
    
    

       
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