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...sundial. These are sold out throughout the entire Frankfurt area, but my wife managed to get me the last one for x-mas :) The principle is easy: move the hole in the inner ring (see pic #2) at the current month, let the sun shine though and read the time at the inside. It only works 100% correct at Glashütte, Germany, but since that isn't too far away (ca. 500km ;-)) I guess it's good enough for me
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Very cool, Micha. How do you orient the sundial? With a compass?
 

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Congratulations - certainly different.

Could only use it 2 days a year here in the UK, being the number of days the sun tends to shine.
 

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Same here.....received the Sun watch from wife as gift santasmile

There's plenty of sunlight in Arizona all year but about 20 degrees off....

 

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Same here.....received the Sun watch from wife as gift santasmile

There's plenty of sunlight in Arizona all year but about 20 degrees off....

Maybe turning the ring some more (or less?) than the actual month mark could correct for a latitude different from Glashutte 51°... santasmile
 

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Operating instructions I found somewhere.


This watch, which functions according to the principle of the so-called farmers’ ring, is extremely comfortable, and it leaves the wrist free for other jewelry. The small NOMOS sundial is worn on a band around the neck. Its handling is very, very simple. One only need to set the approximate date on a rotating ring, let the sun shine a little, and hold the watch in its direction. The light coming through a little hole in the ring projects a dot of light onto a time scale found inside the ring allowing one to read the time. Regarding precision, the sundial can’t quite take on a mechanical NOMOS caliber. And when it’s raining, it can’t be counted on either. But, this watch is a) beautiful; b) incredibly inexpensive for a true Glashütte timepiece; and c) it is water-resistant to any depth.
 

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Received mine two days ago . .

and I am just wondering if anyone actually wear this on their neck everyday?

Do you wear this during showers with the leather strap that comes with it?

Just curious.

Mine is still on the table wait for me to get some of of clasp for the leather strap. . . this will be the first item that will be worn on my neck. :-d

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LOL...My dilemma as well.

I decided to keep it in the watch case and wear it once in a while as a necklace :-!

Cheers
 
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