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Re^3: I prefer this kind of clock or watch:

by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
on Jan 17, 2006 at 18:06 UTC ( #523786=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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      You can buy them...I've seen them advertised in aviation mags. Only a few thousand USD.

Yeah... I've seen them too. I used to work at a US Navy Level II Calibration lab at the Naval Submarine Support Facility New London (NAVSUBSUPFACNLON for you milspeak types) in 1977. We used to have a bank of them to calibrate the standards that came off the submarines that were used for navigation (and other!) purposes.

About once a quarter someone would get the choice assignment of driving down to Washington DC to NIST to get them calibrated.

About 5 years ago I actually saw one at a hamfest for sale for real cheap. When I picked it up to look it over I realized why it was so cheap. Something was rattling around in there and I didn't want to go any further in my examination. One of these days I'll buy one, but it is real low on my priority list somewhere behind the stuff I am aquiring for my brewery! :-D

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Re^4: I prefer this kind of clock or watch:
by swampyankee (Parson) on Jan 20, 2006 at 16:19 UTC

    Even though I'm a light drinker -- I do about a beer a month -- the brewery sounds more useful than an atomic clock. 8-)


    " When in doubt, use brute force." — Ken Thompson

      You're right there... and you don't exactly need an atomic clock to know when it's beer time! :-D

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