Best Built Compass Watch
Posted 22 December 2009 - 09:06 PM
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 05:43 PM
The built in to the strap compass is a simple magnetised needle in a liquid filled bubble- not much can go wrong provided normal compass rules are adhered to (use near metal or iron rich rocks for example), the tissot, casio etc rely on batteries and electronics for it to power on and then on you calibrating it and then normal compass rules on top of that!
For that reason, that's why for navigation when the weather closes in, I only use a silva 'normal' compass and use gps and a gadget watch when conditions are favourable and any mistake only costs me time.
Posted 27 December 2009 - 10:08 PM
The Casio is digital and works OK, have only used it as a rough direction finder/indicator.
The Timex is analog with a needle type indicator, also find as a general direction finder/indicator.
As others have said if I want to make an exact bearing then I'd use an instrument specifically designed for the job such as the Sylva TD Ranger compass I've had since I was a Scout!
Posted 29 December 2009 - 11:57 PM
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:43 PM
One plus point with some Sunto is that the battery is user changeable, using only a coin to open the compartment. Their main business appears to be making diving kit, so they are used to making stuff that people depend on. Weight wise the Vector is about the same as my g-shock. But I do carry a silva baseplate compass secured to my walking jacket.
Edited by Flibb, 03 January 2010 - 10:45 PM.
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