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    Re: recommendations for wristwatch "inexpensive"
    From: Charles Seitz
    Date: 2005 Apr 26, 21:15 -0400

    I also have a Suunto Vector.  Although it's very
    difficult to operate it has lots of useful features.
    I use my Vector for recording vertical feet that I
    ski.  I took it out of the drawer this March after putting
    it away at the conclusion of my 2003-2004 ski season.
    It gained 2 minutes and 10 seconds while in storage.
    The outer ring is divided into 36 segments for the
    compass display.  That  obviously is not compatable
    with 60 segments required for displaying time.  So
    that strange 'moving 3 block thingy' shows the correct
    time every 15 seconds; a deficiency that does make
    precision timing somewhat difficult.
    You can indeed zero the seconds while setting the
    time and date.  If you do not have the instructions,
    go to a Sunnto website and download them and then
    do another round of battle with your watch.
       ---  CHAS
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "coralline algae" 
    Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 12 23
    Subject: recommendations for wristwatch "inexpensive"
    > Greetings,
    > I am planning on buying an inexpensive wristwatch that will be set to gmt,
    > uct
    > and would like to hear what others on the list recommend.  My current
    > wristwatch
    > is a suunto vector but is a pain as it has no zero set for seconds and
    > really doesnt
    > display seconds anyway instead they use a moving 3 block thingy which
    > is only an approximation.  One specific thing the watch should have is
    > the button
    > to start seconds at the wwv minute tone.  Display of time to the
    > second is required
    > and date is  also desirable with digital display the preference.
    > Any other opinions would be welcome but I cant spend
    > a lot at this time (under 1 or 2 hundred dollars)
    > I use the sextant alone so a stopwatch function would be great but may
    > just get
    > that as a separate instrument.
    > Note: I have gps but that would be cheating.

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