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How does a watch compass work?
Last Updated: 10th June, 2020
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Beside this, how do you tell direction using a watch?
Part 1 In the Northern Hemisphere
- Hold the watch horizontally. This trick can be used anywhereinthe Northern Hemisphere during the day, when the sunisvisible.
- Point the hour hand in the direction of the sun.
- Bisect the angle between the hour hand and the 12 o'clockmarkto find South.
Likewise, can you use a watch as a compass? To use your watch as anapproximatecompass outside of the tropics in the northernhemisphere,hold the watch horizontal and point the hour handat thesun. Half way between that point and the twelve o'clock markonyour watch points to the south.
Likewise, what is the rotating bezel on a watch for?
Analog diving watches will often featurearotating bezel, that allows for an easier reading ofelapsedtime of under one hour from a specific point. This is usedtocompute the length of a dive. Some diving watchmodelsfeature a lockable bezel to minimize the chanceofunintentional bezel operation under water.
How do you tell True North with a watch?
Face your analog watch, align it so that thehourhand points in the direction of the sun (you might have totwistyour wrist a bit, or take it off). 3. Now imagine a linestartingfrom the center of the dial halving the angle between thehour dialand 12 o'clock. This line will point south.