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These are both on the BBC’s website in the Newsround section, which is for youngsters. I saw the link on the main landing page. The first one is about a Roger Smith pocket watch.

British watch sells for record £3.8 million

Even more interesting to me, though, is this article about time on the moon.

Should the moon have an official time zone?
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Thanks for sharing Steve, but just like a snickers will always be a marathon and star burst will always be opal fruits. Newsround isn't newsround, it’s John Cravens newsround.
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@iain Only on days when you can travel in the smoking section of a BOAC flight to Bombay, Salisbury, Rangoon or Peking.
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Even graffiti artists agree…..


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I feel a chorus of Craven A coming on down at the rugger club. No, the lyrics are not printable.

Meanwhile, back on topic, I was wondering whether it would be possible to build a watch that works around the standard lunar day of some 29 Earth days. And could you go further and design a lunar watch with an Earth phase complication?
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^^* Wasn’t Omega planning a Mars Time watch which measures time in “sols” or 24.6 hours for a Martian day? The NASA rover operators on Earth keep on a Sols schedule to stay in synch with the Curiosity and Perseverance rover missions.

Should be “easy” enough to rejigger a Moonphase watch to be an Earthphase with a Lunar day with a swap of gearing.
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@thomcat00 I like the idea of measuring time in Sols. It’s always beer o’clock! :cheers:
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thomcat00 wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2023 4:20 am ^^* Wasn’t Omega planning a Mars Time watch which measures time in “sols” or 24.6 hours for a Martian day? The NASA rover operators on Earth keep on a Sols schedule to stay in synch with the Curiosity and Perseverance rover missions.

Should be “easy” enough to rejigger a Moonphase watch to be an Earthphase with a Lunar day with a swap of gearing.
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Although, I don't think Mars time is on the main hands. It does have a compass that is capable of finding north on both Earth and Mars!
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2023 5:19 am @thomcat00 I like the idea of measuring time in Sols. It’s always beer o’clock! :cheers:
I saw what you did there :lol:
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