[time-nuts] Am I the only Time Nut who doesn't wear a watch?
jmfranke at cox.net
Fri Jul 8 16:01:25 UTC 2011
I prefer an inexpensive pocket watch, which I carry everyday, everywhere. As
with John Harrison, I use it to carry time from one good clock to another. I
depend on its short term stability rather than its long term accuracy.
From: "Russell Rezaian" <rrezaian at motorola.com>
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 11:48 AM
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement"
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Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Am I the only Time Nut who doesn't wear a watch?
> While I do sometimes wear a wristwatch, I find I normally don't. I
> usually use a stand alone clock of some sort, or the time display on my
> As for Time Nut relevance, it's still true that you can get much better
> accuracy and precision for a given cost in a clock that most people would
> not find comfortable to wear (with all due respect to the Atomic Wrist
> Watch from TvB's web site :) ) as opposed to what most of the rest of us
> would consider wearable.
> That said, I think it's quite reasonable for time nuts to prefer to check
> the time with clocks that are not exactly wrist friendly.
> I do wish it was simpler to NTP synchronize the clock on my phone though.
> One nice thing about the CDMA phone I had years ago was that I knew the
> clock on the phone was going to be reasonably accurate. Time sync for GSM
> phones is not as nice.
> At 5:32 PM +0200 2011/07/08, Javier Herrero wrote:
>>I see we are twin souls. Exactly the same :)
>>El 08/07/2011 17:19, John Green escribió:
>>>I haven't worn a wristwatch in maybe 30 years. I generally use my
>>>or whatever timepiece that's handy. Or, I just guess. I don't wear my
>>>wedding ring either. Jewelry of any kind bothers me.
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