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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby duck » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:06 am

I'm also firmly in the Society For Bare Wrists (Société Pour Les Poignets Nus?), having worn out my fair share of cheap watches. My memory isn't the best but I seem to recall the putting off of the watch coinciding with a sort of personal spiritual liberation of quitting the rat race of schooling. I am now working a dead end job but with a great peace of mind :-)
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby tingo » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:36 pm

I wear a eZ430-Chronos for it's geek value. When I must, I keep myself informed about time by any means available. I prefer the times when I can ignore it.
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby duck » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:57 pm

Totally apropos, this popped into my podcasting software this morning: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dvw6t
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby robespierre » Mon May 15, 2017 12:45 am

I suddenly remembered this thread just now. Last week I read a fascinating article about what is evidently the most complicated watch ever built.
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-v ... ence-57260

The funny thing is that for certain people, all of the 27 special features could actually be useful. I suppose this is to be expected, since it was done as a bespoke project (although the latest rumor is that five pieces were made and you could buy one if you don't mind the price).
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby Y888099 » Mon May 15, 2017 2:33 am

With binclock ngde

Code: Select all

0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1 1 0
0 0 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 0 1


you can display a binary clock in your terminal !!!
(or build a matrix of LEDs, with those '1's light on)
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby vishnu » Mon May 15, 2017 1:02 pm

I've had a Traser H3 for at least the last 25 years, not exactly an inexpensive watch but I quite like it:
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby Black Cardinal » Mon May 15, 2017 2:28 pm

I was one of those kids who always wore a watch starting in junior high. But about 5 years ago my trusty 20 year-old Pulsar died and I just started using my mobile phone.

About a year and a half ago I had the opportunity to get a nice watch for "free" (it was an award from work) so I started wearing a watch again. I had forgotten how much I liked the convenience of not having to get my mobile phone out of its holster and turn it on just to check the time. Wearing a watch again felt like coming home after a long time away. The watch I started wearing was this one:

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However, I recently got in the habit of wearing a Fitbit and having a device on both wrists was annoying so I've stopped wearing my watch except on formal occasions and just wear the Fitbit instead most of the time. It turns its screen on automatically when I raise my wrist so it's almost as convenient as a real watch.

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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby spiroyster » Tue May 16, 2017 2:07 am

I've had 3 Vostok Amphibia (automatic 2416 movement) over the past 10 years, those things are built to withstand a nuclear winter! Straps were crap and the QC for one of them left the watch failing to perform its intended function, the other two have both lasted for 8 years so far...in fact I coult tell you exactly when I last wore one of them. Like a fitbit, you have to remember to move :evil: , but unlike a fitbit doesn't nag you when you don't 8-) ...rather it rewards your laziness with the incorrect time when requested.

It's the cheapest automatic movement which could be useful for diving (when I was doing that) that I could find and was (still are) approx £45. Considering how much I flail my arms around when just walking down the street, I could never justify wearing something unless it was either (a) cheap, and I have a whole drawer of them... or (b) Is built to withstand a nuclear winter.

It's rated at 200m which is useful :roll: so next time you get caught short in the North sea and you need to pop down to repair a well head, you can take solice in knowing that your watch will continue to function as intended... Internal organs at that pressure... ymmv.

tbh, the good'ol "elephant" metric has helped me when profiling code on more occasions that I care to admit. :mrgreen:

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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby DBJ974 » Tue May 16, 2017 1:17 pm

my last watch from japan:
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby spiroyster » Sun May 28, 2017 3:35 am

Here is hackermans tutorial on how to 'hack time'. Easier than measuring it :roll:

Hope this helps.

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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby Oskar45 » Sun May 28, 2017 6:09 am

I own too many watches. Most of them are quartz based [among of them a Seiko "Final Fantasy"], but also some analog ones, like the Porsche Design Titanium from the early '80s. Nowadays I don't care for them anymore. For about 15 years, my EDW is an Audemars-Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Titanium. Don't want to trade it in for any other.
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby robespierre » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:11 pm

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/zenit ... ntroducing

A new oscillator design for mechanical watches (after 400 years).
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby Irinikus » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:26 pm

WoW! Thats a pretty awesome piece of machinery!
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby Irinikus » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:53 pm

Here are some pics of some of my timepieces:

My daily driver:
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My Romain Jerome Titanic DNA:
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My Kern 400 day anniversary clock:
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Other watches in my collection:
Cartier Ballon Bleu Black Chronograph
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Montblanc Flyback:
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:35 pm

Irinikus wrote:Here are some pics of some of my timepieces:

My daily driver:
FullSizeRender-11.jpg

My Romain Jerome Titanic DNA:
FullSizeRender-8.jpg
IMG_0625.JPG

My Kern 400 day anniversary clock:
FullSizeRender-12.jpg

Other watches in my collection:
Cartier Ballon Bleu Black Chronograph
cartier-ballon-bleu-guilloche-dial-chronograph-w6920052-3235-1.jpg

Montblanc Flyback:
Montblanc_Sport_Flyback_Chronograph_PVD.jpg


I know pilots always have good watches but holy buckets man! :shock:
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