/ Tell us something we don’t know. #11
Well, sort of. It is within 15 degrees or so but I prefer to rely on my compass.A watch can be used as a compass. If you point the hour hand at the sun, halfway between the hour hand and the 12 is South. Try it.
How to use the watch as a Compass (Northern Hemisphere for instance)CITIZEN WATCH Global portal site.www.citizenwatch-global.com
Confusus say:Well, sort of. It is within 15 degrees or so but I prefer to rely on my compass.
Funny story though... about 10 years ago we were on a timber cruise. We use a hand held GPS to get near a cruise point, then pace and compass the last 100 feet or so. At breakfast that AM I scoffed at a coworker who said that he always carries two compasses.
An hour into the woods my GPS said bearing to plot was east, so I took out my compass and started pacing. Suddenly I realized that the sun was at my back... at around 8:00 in the morning. WTF?
Somehow my compass had reversed it's polarity, so the north arrow was pointing south. I was wearing a snowboarding coat, and most likely had gotten it too close to one of the magnets in the lapel.