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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2024, 12:12:40 PM »
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2024, 01:37:48 AM »
A few years ago I bought a $5 wristwatch from Aldi.  It had no markings on the face, just hour and minute hands (maybe a second hand, I don't remember.)  Chinese watch with a Chinese or Japanese quartz movement.  It actually kept good time, and I quickly got good at figuring out the time just from the angles of the hands relative to the axis of the band or maybe the stem.  I quit using it after about a year and a half when the band broke and a new band would cost more than the watch.  The watch still worked and was on the original battery.

As a skyintifikil 'sperimink, I put an hour hand on an extra e-clock movement with no minute hand.  I use it in the kitchen. I was surprised how precisely I could estimate x รท 60 minutes on it just from the position of that lonesome hour hand between the numbers.  The clock is accurate OK, and the precision was kind of amazing.

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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2024, 09:39:42 PM »
Chris, they let you wear a watch? Watches, rings, etc., etc., do not do well around rapidly spinny thingies...
A kid I know managed to acquire a degloving about a year ago...

I got little bb's from welding splatter on a gshock I picked up cheap at a pawn shop, but other than the band attracting dirt - it has been fine.
the safety guy and I have talked about watches so I guess "they let me" - they do tell us not to look at our phones but also all our bennies/time off request/paychecks are on the phone now.

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