Saturday, July 26, 2008

Happy watch and a cool Google Maps mashup

declination.pngAfter several months of not finding the parts in stock and being busy with other things, I finally got the replacement wrist band and battery door (thanks to for my battered Suunto Observer. After a bit of a struggle to replace the parts — I don't have watchmaker skill or tools, but a Leatherman is incredibly versatile — I have a working watch again. I set the time, elevation (7m), and recalibrated the compass. Then I thought to add the local magnetic declination, and a quick search found this cool tool.

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