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The first two Weems watches were torpedo boat watches one Hamilton rated to mean time and a Patek Philippe & Cie. watch rated to side real time.They were altered to permit the exact second to be set.The details of altering these watches was worked out with Mr. Dadisman, the best mechanic at J. Jessops and sons San Diego.A slightly different alteration was made on the watches, since they are not similar in construction.In each case the second dial was cut out, and a movable dial mounted on a ratchet wheel with sixty teeth was inserted.A small arm,on the left side of the watch ,operated by the finger nail moves the dial from one to three seconds per stroke,making it a simple matter to set the exact second.The hour and minutes are set in the usual manner.

Lieutenant Commander P.V.H. Weems,U.S. Navy July 1928

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Nothing on this one? I was at least expecting a "Mike Your full of it "Pictures or it didn't happen.I do have picture but I'm not sure if I can post them.It's from an article Weems wrote in 1928 that I haven't seen posted anywhere else. A lot of the old articles Weems wrote were compiled to write his navigation books but they are unedited and contain information about watches that were given to specific people and used for certain scientific expeditions listing the numbers that were on the watches.This article also gives a complete breakdown of the blue print that I'm sure everyone has seen and that's something that I don't think I have seen anywhere else either.

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