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Which clock do you set your watches to?

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Narcosynthesis, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Narcosynthesis

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    When looking at watches there is a lot of speak about the movements used and the relative accuracies of various models which is all fine on paper, but when I get a watch home and put it on my wrist, I need a way to synchronise it to that 'perfect' time...

    So what sources are there for perfectly accurate time I can set my watch by?

    Personally I usually use the talking clock - If you dial '123' in the UK it will connect you to a continual reading of GMT from which it is easy to set a watch to, and which I believe to be an accurate reading, but I know there must be other sources...

    and before anyone mentions it, having a radio controlled watch is cheating ;)
     
  2. pathalogical

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    Usually I set my wrist watch to the local news channel which always shows the time. Using a shortwave radio set to one of the time stations is helpful too.
     
  3. adimag

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    I set mine to time.gov. The official time clock in the US.
     
  4. jujigatame

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    Same here.
     
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    my cell phone; don't really need more accuracy than that in my day to day life.
     
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    Either my cable box or my celly... they match. ;D
     
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    I cheat. :laugh:
     
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    I use my cell phone and looking at the navy's time it's only a few seconds off.
     
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    I use time.gov. Handheld GPS units, like the ones used for geocaching, are synchronized to the USN atomic clock because they get their time from the satellites.
     
  12. Bullzaye

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    I set my watches to the clock in my house, which is synch'ed daily to the Atomic clock in Colorado.

    Tim
     
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    I use my gps - or a gps contrrolled "rally clock" used for official event time for race events
    My watch is generally within 30 seconds after a year (I normally check it every 6 months)
     
  14. Chief-Yeah

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    my cable box . . . close enough for me
     
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    News channel(they always show the time) or a digital clock made by my father, which is connected to an outlet (220 V AC).
     
  16. Andy Wayne

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    That's what I do. :) Before I had one though, I tuned in to the world time clock on 5, 10, and 15 mhz on my shortwave radio.
     
  17. Narcosynthesis

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    I always assumed there would be some latency in online sources, but checking against a (time zone adjusted) www.time.gov my watch seems within a couple of seconds (set against the talking clock just over a week ago) so perhaps not...
     
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    My computer, which is synchronized with nist.gov.
     
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    Have an atomic watch
     
  20. rueingeni

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    I set all of my other watches against my G-Shock, which synchronizes with Colorado on a more or less daily basis.