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Congrats, a great acquisition...

November 22 2006 at 7:18 AM
Tim Jackson  (Login TimJackson)


Response to And the Ship's Chronometer up and running...

 

Michael,

I know you've been on the search for one of these for a while. I think these are great pieces of horological history, that represent an important part of the human race's past, that of navigating and the need for accuracy with which to enable precise positioning over many nautical miles at sea.

Having sailed across the Atlantic prior to GPS, I know the importance of precise timekeeping as my skipper took sun sights with a sextant and plotted our course over the 21 days, so that we were within 5 miles of where he thought we were when we sighted land, Barbados.

This is probably why I have such an affinity for UN watches, this connection to the sea and navigation. Enjoy your Maxi Diver, one of the greatest dive watches currently available IMHO,

Have a great Thanksgiving,

Warm regards,

Tim

 
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