Aruba Beach
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By CK1
  • 1 Post By AndyM
  • 1 Post By Andrea J.

Thread: How to Use an Analog Watch as a Compass

  1. #1
    CK1
    CK1 is offline
    Senior Member CK1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Anywhere where I can see the turquoise-blue ocean
    Posts
    2,285

    How to Use an Analog Watch as a Compass

    DH just mentioned that it's possible to use your watch as a compass! How neat is that!

    I was thinking it could be useful if someone gets lost on Aruba and wants to try it out, besides looking at the trees always being bent in one direction.

    Here is the link with description and photos:

    How to Use an Analog Watch as a Compass

    http://www.wikihow.com/Use-an-Analog-Watch-as-a-Compass

  2. #2
    Senior Member AndyM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Paradise Beach Villas Eagle Beach
    Posts
    1,276
    Fascinating! Thanks for posting this.

    However, I'd guess that, if I should ever need this information, I'd never remember it.

  3. #3
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,931
    one needs a degree in engineering to figure out those directions
    hahahahaha

  4. #4
    CK1
    CK1 is offline
    Senior Member CK1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Anywhere where I can see the turquoise-blue ocean
    Posts
    2,285
    Glad you liked the link.

    It's actually quite simple:
    Hold your watch flat.
    Point with the little hour hand in direction of the sun.
    Determine where the 12 o'clock is.
    And exactly between 12 o-clock and the little hour hand (still pointing to the sun) is SOUTH.
    Voila!

  5. #5
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,931
    My compass in my iPhone is better.

  6. #6
    CK1
    CK1 is offline
    Senior Member CK1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Anywhere where I can see the turquoise-blue ocean
    Posts
    2,285
    Haha... good for you!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO