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    I'd take the $$$ . . .

    . . . But if I were filthy rich, Like Bill Gates rich, I'd buy one for sure. That is cool as he77.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Wot kind of a pilot doesn't wear a Breitling?
    One that is spending his $$ building a new place on the ICW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Thanks, that helps a little. I thought I was being taken to the cleaners by having someone clean my clock.
    It takes 3-6 hours to clean and adjust a ships clock depending on the damage from poor care you could add a few more hours in bushing replacement to make you feel better. Eight hours of work for what? less then $50 bucks an hour......it's not surprising that many are not choosing clock repair for a profession.

    I'm happy with the $500.00 buck charge considering what he is doing.

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    Here's mine. Big face for my worn out eyeballs. Keeps time via gps satellites, exactly to the second. Push a button and it syncs to your current time zone. Lists for about 1000.

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    I've got my cheapo Timex on my wrist, my $100 Sunday watch in my dresser drawer and my 100 year old pocket watch in the wife's jewelry case. That's enough for me.
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    I'm not sure I understand. People want their watch to make a little dinging noise? It is so small the chime will always sound silly. What do the other dials on the face do? 6 security features? None of them seemed like security features to me.

    Good animation though, except it was not clear what each part was doing at all.

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    Your GPS is a more accurate timepiece than that bit of jewelry.

    If you know exactly what time it is (give or take 28ns) and where each of 31 satellites should be, you can read the time from 3 or 4 of them and compare the delay due to the distance between you and the satellite at that exact moment in time. Knowing how far you are from at least 3 satellites, that are all 12550 miles up and moving 8700 mph in different directions, you can figure out where you are. That cost a lot more than a million dollars. Those clocks run slow due to relativity, so GPS time is slower than standard time (Wikipedia is wrong here).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Wot kind of a pilot doesn't wear a Breitling?
    Maybe its just me,but I would be a bit concerned if the pilot of any plane I was on needed a watch the size of a saucepan lid in order to tell the time.

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    My phone has a clock that's more than accurate enough for what I need, plus a bunch of other useful stuff. I haven't worn a watch in years.

    Those are cool, but only slightly more useful than a big fat diamond, and bought for the same reason; to be impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    My phone has a clock that's more than accurate enough for what I need, plus a bunch of other useful stuff. I haven't worn a watch in years.

    Those are cool, but only slightly more useful than a big fat diamond, and bought for the same reason; to be impressive.
    Yes, exactly right, kinda like a mahogany runabout or a 50 ft. schooner.

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    Nah, not nearly as much fun as a schooner. Nor as pretty



    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Maybe its just me,but I would be a bit concerned if the pilot of any plane I was on needed a watch the size of a saucepan lid in order to tell the time.
    Over 13,000 pilots at my airline. More than half are over 50. You don't think many pilots need reading glasses?
    When you get hired 20/20 uncorrected is a requirement for employment. 25 years later?
    Its nice to be able to read a watch without them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Over 13,000 pilots at my airline. More than half are over 50. You don't think many pilots need reading glasses?
    When you get hired 20/20 uncorrected is a requirement for employment. 25 years later?
    Its nice to be able to read a watch without them.
    The big watch thing is a tradition in aviation like the ships clock to maritime professions. We still to this day occasionally fly an approach where the missed approach point, that is the location we have to be able to both see the runway and make a stable descent to it, is identified by timing. This time varies of course with ground speed.
    Pretty important bit of clock watching this can be as the first thing that happens if you don't see something is CLIMB. If you are in an area with a lot of obstructions, be it mountains of buildings there will most likely be a turn involved too.
    Turn to late, or to early.... well just use your imagination.
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    Value for money? Then the Citizen Promaster Automatic is extremelly attractive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Wot kind of a pilot doesn't wear a Breitling?
    A poor one.
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