Sundial Ring Silver Finish Size 10
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- Sundial Ring - Tells Time in Multiple Latitudes
- A Modern Vesion of the Aquitaine Sundial - Elegant and Eye Catching
- Can be Worn as a Ring (Size 10) or on a Chain as a Necklace (not inlcuded)
- No Other Sundial Ring Allows for Lattitude Adjustment - Works in Tucson as well as Seattle
- Solid State - No Batteries Stainless Steel/Acid Etched Markings
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This ring is based on the original sundial ring Queen Eleanor gave to her husband, Henry II of England in about 1152. On a cloudless day, hold the ring upright aligning one of the 3 reference lines straight up. Rotate the sun dial until the hole is next to the current date (month of the year and beginning/middle/end of the month) A beam of light illuminates the time on an inside clock scale. Calibrate by using the reference line that works with your latitude - northern cities will use a different line than southern ones. The 3 reference lines allow Daylight Savings Time adjustments as well. Made from VERY durable stainless steel, acid etched markings.
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I used a common sense method to calibrate this ring. I dialed the hole in the inner part of the ring to the appropriate part of the calendar, and then let the sun shine through it onto the time pips inside the ring. Then I rotated the whole ring until the sun dot aligned with the time on my wristwatch. This told me which of the three latitude lines was the right one for me to use in the future.
Since I calibrated this about midway through August, I dialed the hole to be midway between August and September.
This is a gadget which does not need batteries or a subscription or a Bluetooth connection. This is old school stuff which is powered by the ancient and awesome physics of the Universe. It just doesn't get any cooler than that.
It keeps time successfully! Extremely well in fact.
I like the wear of it as a thumb ring. (I'm a girl with smaller hands) fits a bit bulky for me on the others. It's solely made from the metal. Nothing cheap and the markings are both engraved and marked.
First, as a tiny sundial, you're not going to get pinpoint time accuracy . . . this is obvious enough. But it's really quite difficult to use, as well. The latitude lines provide a sense of where to try to aim it when holding it upright but these are unmarked and iffy. I've found it best to try to put the item on a slender string in-between lines and then maybe, after a minute, you can get a decent estimate of the time, if you hold it just so.
Second, as a ring, I hate it. The thickness isn't bad, but the sizing is a little overstated (it is smaller than you think!), and the ring's edges are virtually unfinished. In a word, this puppy is sharp. I was trying to keep it on my pinky in lieu of the ring finger and it scuffed multiple plastic items and damaged the fabric of my pants pocket. I therefore cannot do anything with it until I can try to figure out the mechanics of rounding those corners a little better without ruining the ring.
I still like it, but technically it is barely passable as a ring or a sundial, which are the only two things it is doing. But I still like it.