Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/27

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Interview on Zeiss Ikon
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Wed Oct 27 10:59:47 2004

Well then obviously I am wrong in thinking that these watches can serve
as chronometers, unless one always remains within the broadcast range.

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Glen Staufer
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 12:45 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Interview on Zeiss Ikon

On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 12:13:10 -0400, B. D. Colen <>
> You may well know more about this than I, Bob, but I thought the 
> "atomic" watches and clocks are continually being reset by satellite, 
> and thus can be reached, and remain accurate, no matter how remote the

> area.

The consumer clocks use the NIST radio broadcasts.  I don't know which
of the clocks are multi-national, but I believe the time broadcasts are
only available in the US, Canada, Germany, the UK, and Japan with each
country having independent broadcast services.

There are always GPS units.  The system offers the capability of great
time accuracy though individual units vary.  There are firms that sell
units specifically designed for time synching.

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Replies: Reply from jdos2 at (Jeff Sumner) ([Leica] Re: Interview on Zeiss Ikon)
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