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We were discussing moonphases in the Ball Forum, and I had a question on how to synch up the watch with the moon.

http://watchtalkforums.info/forums/showthread.php?t=2439

I know IWC does have some watches, where this is not necessary, due to the complications (and hence the increased price); however, I do not beleive Ball, or many other watches have this complication. Which leads me to ask:

How does one synch up their watch to the lunar calendar?
 

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I'm currently syncing my Breitling moon-phase to the lunar calendar now.. It's not quite as easy as the time.. :wink:

I'm using my wall atomic clock, which also has a moon-phase. It's currently at 5/6th of a full moon. On the day (and hopefully exact time) the atomic clock shows the full moon (which will be tomorrow at 8:35am EST) I'll advance my watches moon-phase to the first click of the full moon. From there it should be in-sync until the leap year (unfortunately, that's next month :huh: ).

You can also use any internet site which gives you the full moon data. A favorite of mine (and easy to use) is the US Navy Observatory's ( http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/MoonPhase.php )
 

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I try to set the moonphase on my VJ 7751 just before my transformation into a Werepug becomes complete. That way I guarantee accuracy - and there's no way to actually operate the crown or pushers without hands.
 
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