A Watch for the Stars!
Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:26 PM
Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:06 AM
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Posted 09 June 2014 - 04:32 PM
Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:00 AM
One thing not mentioned about the Cross Quarter days is that they are the mid-point between the solstices. Handy to know, and I always wish people a "happy LLamos", or "Samhain" when the watch indicates these days.
I found the release mechanism on the steel band to be very uncomfortable. I spent a little time online and found a good, clasp-style replacement that matched up well for about $35. It even has the radius edge that matches the watch radius.
Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:13 PM
Posted 17 June 2014 - 05:36 PM
Picked up the Accurist Celestial planisphere GMT watch and really like it. Its a licensed copy of the Citizen Astrodea and Citizen makes these for Accurist watch company of London. I will probably do a review on it when I get a better camera. Photo I used from the internet of my watch.
Video of Astrodea in action.
Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:41 AM
Posted 20 June 2014 - 04:00 PM
Thanks, Evan! The Citizen Astrodea is more in my price range. I think the Yes Watch is a fantastic, innovative company with great product, but the cost of ownership is a bit too Questar-ish. I need something more in the Astrodea budget. Wouldn't mind about half their cost, to be honest, but at least the Astrodea is more TeleVue than Questar. Actually, I'd rather have a belt clip watch than wrist one. Oh well, just have to keep using my iPhone.
Hey Collin. Actually the Accurist Celestial is just as much $'s as the Yes Watch World. The difference to me is digital-high tech style of the Yes Watch vs. Accurist Celestial with it's old school plainisphere dial. The actual "unatainium" Citizen Astrodea is more like $800 for a used one. They became collectors items and are impossible to even find. That's why I suggested the Celestial GMT which is actually a Citizen Astrodea with an Accurist logo.
It doesn't matter I want both and will probably buy a Yes Worldwatch when the funds come available LOL. The Yes World is just such a cool Astronomy watch.
Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:01 PM
Posted 23 June 2014 - 10:02 PM
Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:46 PM
Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:02 AM
Got me thinking -- most of us have our phones with us all day long so it's probably time for me to go searching for a good iOS app (or widget or something) that keeps me reminded of the current Moon phase and timing of next new moon. (I know I have some apps installed already but never really use them so should find something quick and simple that's always visible, or something like that... but I guess suggestions should really be another thread).
Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:12 AM
The Worldwatch looks trivial to read at a glance. So it is useful all the time. At about $600 I'll have keep a look out for sales.
A planisphere watch is geeky cool, but I could have used one years back before my near vision started to deteriorate.
Posted 09 November 2014 - 10:07 PM
Great review.. I am not sure my fat fingers and aging eyes can make use of such a fancy gizmo but it sure seems like it works for you.
Posted 10 December 2016 - 08:24 PM
I can hear the howls now if I lit off the watch's blue backlight on the telescope deck in the observatory. I wonder if they make one with a red backlight.