astronomical wrist watch

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astronomical wrist watch
Posted by jstephenjonesj on Monday, June 04, 2007 9:17 AM

Does anyone know who sells wrist watches with astronomical data, such as phase of moon, what time is sunset or sunrise, the actual digital time, what time is moonrise & moonset, etc?

Any info would be helpful. Thanks

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Posted by Kevin Bozard on Monday, June 04, 2007 10:17 AM
 jstephenjonesj wrote:

Does anyone know who sells wrist watches with astronomical data, such as phase of moon, what time is sunset or sunrise, the actual digital time, what time is moonrise & moonset, etc?

Any info would be helpful. Thanks

I saw these in a magazine I have at home, but I don't remember which company offered them. If no one answers this by this afternoon I will look them up and post the info here. Smile [:)]

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Posted by tkerr on Monday, June 04, 2007 10:43 AM
 Kevin Bozard wrote:
 jstephenjonesj wrote:

Does anyone know who sells wrist watches with astronomical data, such as phase of moon, what time is sunset or sunrise, the actual digital time, what time is moonrise & moonset, etc?

Any info would be helpful. Thanks

I saw these in a magazine I have at home, but I don't remember which company offered them. If no one answers this by this afternoon I will look them up and post the info here. Smile [:)]

I think the magazine your taling about is a catalog from "Edmund Scientifics" They sell all kinds of nice little techno gadgets..

 

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Posted by jstephenjonesj on Monday, June 04, 2007 2:30 PM

I've looked at Edmond Scientific & the one watch they offer only shows moon phases, not sunrise & sunset, &/or starts that can be seen at nite.

Any other suggestions, please??

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Posted by Kevin Bozard on Monday, June 04, 2007 3:42 PM
 jstephenjonesj wrote:

Any other suggestions, please??

This one is a little pricier, but this is more like the ones I saw in the magazine I spoke about. See if this Sun/Moon watch is more of what you're looking for.

 

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Posted by Richard7 on Monday, June 04, 2007 6:16 PM

Hi and welcome to the forums. 

Looking at the prices of a watch like that you might be better off with a PDA or smartphone and the right software like here.

                                                   Dick
 

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Posted by Kevin Bozard on Monday, June 04, 2007 7:45 PM

Richard may have a point there. The advertisement I saw was for Yeswatch.com, and they are pretty expensive. They are however, some of the best watches for astronomers that you'll find.

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 8:49 PM
Oh my....I saw one in sky and telescope mag. and it cost like 900 bucks but it was of the highest quality.....Not worth it if you ask me though.. good luck!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 09, 2007 12:56 PM
I've seen watches like that on a number of geek websites.  just do a google search for geek gadgets or something similar.  I'm sure there are better sites but that's just where I've seen them before.
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Posted by watchbuyer on Friday, October 22, 2010 3:29 PM

i think this site can help you with your concern :)

 

http://www.watchnetwork.com/moonphase/index.html

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