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    What does UTC mean?

    This may sound silly, but I just saw a Tutima model with the UTC designation. I have a Sinn 857 UTC and just wondered what that it means. I assume it is a German acronym. TIA, Bill P.

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    Re: What does UTC mean?

    Thanks, CGSshorty!
    Since we have had GMT for eons to me it begs the question, why UTC? Oh well, at least now I know what it means.

    I have two Fortis watches which are GMT models, the B-42 GMT and the Spacematic GMT. Cheers, Bill P.
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    Re: What does UTC mean?

    In a world where Google exists, unanswered questions like this should soon be obsolete. As for those watches of yours, gaopa...very nice!

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    Re: What does UTC mean?

    the Greenwich Observatory is based on solar time: UTC is based on atomic time,which is more precise. The civil aviation industry and militaries worldwide wanted a more precise method of timekeeping, hence UTC.
    And yes, I stayed at a holiday inn last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Woo View Post
    the Greenwich Observatory is based on solar time: UTC is based on atomic time,which is more precise. The civil aviation industry and militaries worldwide wanted a more precise method of timekeeping, hence UTC.
    And yes, I stayed at a holiday inn last night.
    Check out the big brain on David.:p


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    Re: What does UTC mean?

    watch idiot savant, check.
    At least I'm not alone, lol.

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    Re: What does UTC mean?

    Well, David, staying at a Holidy Inn last night explains how you knew that wonderful bit of information about the difference between GMT and UTC! Thanks! Cheers, Bill P.

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    Re: What does UTC mean?

    …and this is exactly why I joined this forums. Great people and so so info (sarcastic)
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    Re: What does UTC mean?

    Great people with great information to share! I appreciate fellow forum members who share and that is what makes this such a great forum! Cheers, Bill P.

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