How to use an analogue watch as a compass to find direction

If you ever lose your way and need a helping hand, forget sat navs and smart phones, you can easily get back on track with the help of your trusty wrist watch. If you have an analogue watch, no matter how basic, it can be transformed as a make shift compass if you need pointing in the right direction during daylight hours.

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 To put this Boy Scout trick into action, you first of all need to consider which Hemisphere you are in as the method varies for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

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Six of The Most Expensive Watches Ever Sold

Watches are hot property. Older chronograph style watches continue to be a highly sought after collector’s item and flourishing technology companies such as Google and Samsung are chasing the younger end of the market with their state of the art futuristic gadget come timepieces.

From extremely rare models with distinguishing features to watches which due to their famous owners have reached a hefty price tag, we look at some of the most expensive watches which have ever been sold. Complicated, bejewelled and most certainly sought after, if any of these watches take your fancy, you’d better get saving!

1.       £1.2 million pocket watch owned by Gandhi

Antique, well-loved and now historic, this pocket watch once owned by freedom fighter Gandhi and represents much more than a means of time keeping.

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The Michel Herbelin Gift Guide: Christmas Watches Under £500

A beautiful watch is the perfect present which is not only practical but a long lasting possession to be admired for decades. A watch is an appropriate gift for all occasions from Christmas, to milestone birthdays and anniversaries and if chosen well, will never go out of style.

With an extensive range of styles, coming in all shapes and sizes and a wide variety in the choice of precious metals or stylish leather straps it can be difficult to make an informed decision. Where you may have a passion or interest in a distinct style or brand, it is always vital to consider the preferences of those receiving the gift. Remember that where men admire the intricacies of mechanical watches, many ladies would be happier with a no nonsense top quality quartz.

To make the process easier for you we’ve picked out a selection of watches suitable for everyone’s tastes, from simple and refined to bold and bright.

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