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I have found out that most PCs, will not synchronize from time.gov. Goggle time.gov also the latest java up dates messes it up. Just tried RM663's site and it works great, thanks.
 

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Are websites the preferred method here?

Whenever I set my watches, I always use the US Naval Observatory, hacking the second-hand and the releasing it on the minute tone (one to two minutes fast, depending on the watch).

(202) 762-1401
(202) 762-1069

Which reminds me to confirm the accuracy of the watch I'm wearing now....

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Great link Dan; should be the first link book marked on every WIS's
computer. :thumbup1: I have also used time.gov on about a half dozen
computers running both XP Home and Professional Edition. Synchronizes
flawlessly on every computer I have ever used it on.


Of course, the server you select must be active, and you need
to re-sync each time you use it to set your watch, because
your computer introduces it's own error which starts to accumulate
after the sync. Even after a week, I have never been off by more than
a second or two, depending on the crystal in each particular computer.

I've been using time.gov for 3 years:thumbup1: When I checked this morning it was accurate within 0.4 seconds Great site:thumbup1:

Here's another good one because it shows time around the world.

www.timeticker.com


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Bob:)
Bob, that .4 seconds has to do with your internet speed (both upload and download combined).
I have a super fast connection at work and it's always at 0.1 second! :w00t:
 

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The one I use most often is NIST time-c Server in Boulder, Colorado. Here's a list of the Internet Time Servers, just in case anyone missed the Link within the Link in boscoes' Link:

http://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi


I occasionally use one to keep track of the time where a friend of mine is in New Zealand, a World Clock that can be set to any zone in the world. It also shows the current weather wherever you set it:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=22
 

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Hi everyone. Awesome site. Newbie here so I have a couple of basic question.
When you check your accuracy, does it make a difference if you fully wind it first before you check or after?
Do you reset after checking, or do you take a cumulative?
 

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Here is a useful site, not for syncing your watch, but for finding out the time anywhere in the world, including whether they are using DST and when it switches.

Explore the site, you will find you can zoom in on regions, show a map for a specific continent, look up DST rules for various places, etc. And the maps themselves are generated on the fly by the server and you can right-click and save them if you like.

http://www.worldtimezone.com/
 

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I have found out that most PCs, will not synchronize from time.gov. Goggle time.gov also the latest java up dates messes it up. Just tried RM663's site and it works great, thanks.
Try this:
http://www.pool.ntp.org/zone/@

Choose at least the correct continent and preferably an area close to you and put that pool address into Windows for it to sync to. I.e. double-click on the Windows clock in the task bar and choose Internet Time tab and paste in your chosen NTP pool name:

E.g. us.pool.ntp.org for the continental United States.

Because these ntp servers are closer your computer will sync more easily.
 

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time.gov is just fine for me. I'm not launching ICBM's based on the time that my Alpha provides, so I think we're all safe :)
 
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