Re: A question regarding timing

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 01:12:52 PST

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    > I have a wristwatch
    > which I can never rely on (it's usually within a
    > minute of the right time) and so would like to
    > have a way of knowing what the exact time is.
    FWIW, I have a digital wristwatch that I didn't set for 
    about four months or maybe five.  I would just check it
    every few days against WWV to see how far off it was. 
    By the time I set it, it was about 17 seconds fast 
    (gain of less than 0.2 second per day!).  One reason I 
    picked this one was because the numerals for the 
    seconds are the same size as minutes and hours.  ...  
    This watch cost me all of $7.00 at Wal-Mart.  That's 
    pretty accurate time for a very low price, so I can 
    recommend it (the cheap digital wristwatch idea) to 
    others.  Obviously for flash timings or attempts at 
    position measurements, I use a good stopwatch 
    calibrated with WWV.  But for knowing when to look, my 
    seven-dollar wristwatch has been a very good deal.
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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