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    Re: recommendations for wristwatch "inexpensive"
    From: Brooke Clarke
    Date: 2005 Apr 26, 17:56 -0700

    Hi Jared:
    I've downloaded the manual, but can't find out how to display seconds.
    Can you point me to the English page?
    I already know that pressing the (-) button when setting the seconds
    would hack to zero secibds and that the minute needs to be set to the
    next minute.
    Jared Sherman wrote:
    >Coralline, I'd be glad to trade you a new Casio or Timex for your Vector but
    >I'd be robbing you.
    >The manual for the Vector explains how to hack the seconds to :00 when
    >setting the time. Pretty much the same way that all digital watches do it.
    >It also seems to show that hours:minutes can be displayed on the upper
    >larger display while seconds are displayed on the lower smaller display,
    >this is a choice of displays modes from what they show.
    >http://www.suunto.com if you don't have the manual you can download it, or
    >call them toll-free in the US for help.
    >But I'll still gladly trade you a new Casio for it if that's easier. Or my
    >pet Timex, that keeps outstanding time, close to 2 seconds per month last
    >time I checked. 
    >----- Original Message -----
    >From: "coralline algae" 
    >Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 12:23 PM
    >Subject: recommendations for wristwatch "inexpensive"
    >I am planning on buying an inexpensive wristwatch that will be set to gmt,
    >and would like to hear what others on the list recommend.  My current
    >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
    >that as a separate instrument.
    >Note: I have gps but that would be cheating.
    w/Java http://www.PRC68.com
    w/o Java http://www.pacificsites.com/~brooke/PRC68COM.shtml

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