[time-nuts] Seiko watch "leap second enabled"

Jason Ball ballmeister at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 12:49:21 EDT 2016

The watch is fine.  Ive intentionally set it to be off time to have it
automatically recover with essentially leap second precision.

On 21 Jul 2016 3:25 p.m., "Mike Cook" <michael.cook at sfr.fr> wrote:

> While I was googling for reports of other misbehaving GPS chips, I
> discovered the existence of the worlds first leap second enabled wrist
> watch.
> Seiko introduced the Astron models 8X53, 8X82, 7X52 which automatically
> check for a leap second on …….
> «  Seiko Astron enters the leap second data receiving mode after the first
> GPS signal is received on or after June 1st and December 1st. »  (User
> Manual)
> D’OH!…
> Maybe one of Homer’s inventions.
> If any of you have one, have you checked how it has reacted?
> "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those
> who have not got it. »
> George Bernard Shaw
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