Introduction: Watch Compass

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How many times have you faced the challenge of going on an adventure and forgetting bringing your compass, one of the most essential things when going out to face the world? Now you dont need to worry, for here is the inbuilt compass you never knew your watch had, go on, read on...

Step 1: For the Northern Hemisphere

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Hold the watch horizontally. This trick can be used anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere during the day, when the sun is visible. Lay the watch flat and face-up in your palm so that its face is parallel with the ground.

Point the hour hand in the direction of the sun. Turn the watch, your hand, or your entire body so that the hour hand of your watch is pointing directly at the sun. The time on the watch doesn't matter, as long as it's accurate.If you're having a hard time lining the hour hand up with the sun exactly, you may want to use a narrow object's shadow to help you. Stick a twig or narrow post into the ground so that the shadow it casts is clearly visible. Then, line the shadow up with the hour hand of your watch. An object's shadow is cast away from the sun, so lining your hour hand up with a narrow shadow is essentially the same as lining it up with the sun itself.

Step 2: Finding North and South

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Imagine a line bisecting the angle made by the hour hand and the twelve o'clock mark, that is the south direction

There, you are done!

Step 3: For the Southern Hemisphere

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Point the twelve o'clock mark towards the Sun, and imagine a line bisecting the angle between the mark and the hour hand

Step 4: Voila

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The line between the hour hand and the mark is north and the line opposite it is south

There, you are done

Comments

pj200 (author)2015-11-24

nice idea

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-11-22

Cool trick.

Thanks!

foxwoodfarm (author)2015-11-22

This is a great idea and similar to a sundial

Sayash (author)foxwoodfarm2015-11-23

Thank you!

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