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    Watchuseek Time Source --Just curious

    I know there have been a number of threads about sources people use to set watches but I haven't found one that addresses a question am mildly curious about (forgive me if I missed it). What does the watchuseek website use to set the clocks displayed in the banner (I gather Bell and Ross is official timekeeper?)? I use NIST to set my watches but I am not a nut about accuracy. However, I have noticed that the various clocks on Watchuseek banner are sometimes in sync with NIST time and sometimes not. Right now they seem to be running about 4 behind NIST but yesterday they were in sync. So how does watchuseek.com set its clocks and what explains the variation?

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    They are synchronized to your computer time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    They are synchronized to your computer time.
    Ah, that make sense. I hadn't noticed that I was seeing variation between home and work computers but that must be it. Home must be 4 seconds off from NIST; work is synced with NIST (since work is USG, that makes sense).

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    And your computer clocks are atomic. I use my atomic clock hanging on the wall, because it displays seconds at all moments. It's the only quartz I use. And it's by far my favorite quartz of all time ;).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shepperdw View Post
    And your computer clocks are atomic. I use my atomic clock hanging on the wall, because it displays seconds at all moments. It's the only quartz I use. And it's by far my favorite quartz of all time ;).
    Sorry, I know it's an annoying pet peeve, but: Your wall or computer clock is synchronized with an atomic clock, not actually an atomic clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken_sturrock View Post
    Sorry, I know it's an annoying pet peeve, but: Your wall or computer clock is synchronized with an atomic clock, not actually an atomic clock.
    And, just to put a finer point on it, your computer is synced with a time signal from a server, which in turn, receives its signal from an atomic clock. So, there's usually a .5 sec or so delay between what your computer time is, and what the actual time is.
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    Re: Watchuseek Time Source --Just curious

    Quote Originally Posted by nuovorecord View Post
    And, just to put a finer point on it, your computer is synced with a time signal from a server, which in turn, receives its signal from an atomic clock. So, there's usually a .5 sec or so delay between what your computer time is, and what the actual time is.
    And to put an even finer point on it, after any clock is synced with a time signal it will drift until the next sync. So that "Atomic" wall clock could be as much as a second off depending on when it last synced. Computer clocks even more.

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    Re: Watchuseek Time Source --Just curious

    ... and I HATE it when I'm a tenth of a second late for an appointment.
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    Re: Watchuseek Time Source --Just curious

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_sturrock View Post
    Sorry, I know it's an annoying pet peeve, but: Your wall or computer clock is synchronized with an atomic clock, not actually an atomic clock.
    I did establish the fact it was indeed quartz, did I not? :P Not to mention the fact that my clock says "Atomic Clock", therefore I was mentioning the name of the actual clock. (:P)I guess you can call me out calling the computer clock atomic, but at the same time... You aren't telling me anything I didn't know... Was this really that necessary? lol
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