The Sundial Ring tells you the time based on the position of the sun

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As we acquire more and more technology, lots of old practices are slowly but surely filtering out of normal use. The time is readily available on phones, computers, and tablets, and we no longer need analog watches. That’s not to say we don’t want them, but it has gotten to the point where I’ve asked grade school children to tell the time from an analog watch and they don’t know how.

If that seems terribly surprising, think of how many people you know that can tell the time based on the position of the sun. They did used to have sundials back in the day, but wouldn’t it be fun to be able to tell the time without a watch? The Sundial Ring can help you do just that, and after a while you may not even need it anymore. This can tell the time in multiple latitudes, and can be worn either on your finger or a chain for even easier access.

This is made of stainless steel and has acid etched markings that make it easy to read. This is available in sizes 6, 8, 10, and 12, and will only cost you $23. For obvious reasons, you won’t need batteries or to worry about charging at the end of the day or week. If you’ve never used one of these before, “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), and a beam of light will illuminate the time on an inside clock scale”. Using the reference line that works with your latitude will be all the calibration you need.

Available for purchase on Amazon

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don Says: March 11, 2015 at 6:06 pm

What’s old is new again

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