Sun dial / compass watch

Look at this cool sun dial watch that my friend @JIMGUY got me! 馃榿馃榿馃榿

Very nice!

Very cool! 聽How does it work?

Whence does one get this?

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cornfedksboy

Very cool! 聽How does it work?

You'll have to look up how a sun dial works.

KL3XB1

You'll have to look up how a sun dial works.

LOL. Sundials are stationary. Do you have to have a certain part of the watch pointing in a certain direction, and does the Watch act as a compass as well?

cornfedksboy

LOL. Sundials are stationary. Do you have to have a certain part of the watch pointing in a certain direction, and does the Watch act as a compass as well?

Lol you didn't read the title, did you?

OscarKlosoff

Whence does one get this?

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Amazon

KL3XB1

Lol you didn't read the title, did you?

If you don鈥檛 want to tell me how it works, that鈥檚 fine. I hope you enjoy it. It looks cool.聽

KL3XB1

Amazon

holy cow, there are various models at alluring prices* avialable!

*Well yeah, there are only two moving parts and only the crudest fabrication and metallurgy required, but still. It's a compass watch!

C'mon @cornfedksboy all you need is to find north (hence integrated compass, and the presumed nonferrous construction) and keep it fairly level (required for first step anyway).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op7xgfgqvQM

OscarKlosoff

holy cow, there are various models at alluring prices* avialable!

*Well yeah, there are only two moving parts and only the crudest fabrication and metallurgy required, but still. It's a compass watch!

C'mon @cornfedksboy all you need is to find north (hence integrated compass, and the presumed nonferrous construction) and keep it fairly level (required for first step anyway).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op7xgfgqvQM

If it鈥檚 sunny, with a working compass and a level, then you can read the time鈥.not compensated for DLS, and potentially several minutes off from standard time. Got it! Kinda what I thought.聽

Extra cool!!!

But, how do you change the time on DST?

Would you say the movement is solar powered or nuclear powered (the sun)

criticalmiss118

Would you say the movement is solar powered or nuclear powered (the sun)

Magnetic聽

Very Fred Flintstoney! Cool! 馃榿馃榿馃ぃ

You have to account for magnetic deviation with the lower compass along with the angle of the sun according to the month. Mine is 13 degrees here. I have several sundials and 3 sun rings.