Everybody wears watches on their wrist while walking out of their homes. They seem like small devices wrapped on your wrist that tell you the time. But, not many know that these watches can save you when you are lost in the wild.
These small devices are nifty and useful when you need them to be. There are different things that you can do with these timepieces to survive. So, if you are planning to buy Patek Philippe watches, then now is the time to invest in them. You can get some of the best high-end second-hand watches at Second Time Zone.
Let’s count some of the useful wristwatch survival hacks that you can perform while being lost.
- Start a fire with a watch lens
The face of the watch has a convex lens. This type of lens helps the user to read the time. But, do you know that convex lenses tend to converge or concentrate the light rays into a single point?
This is a helpful trait if you want to start a fire by concentrating the sunlight on some super dry tinder. Take the lens and keep it perpendicular to the sun rays and at a distance of 6 inches from the tinder. Concentrate the sunlight on a small dot on the tinder and wait for a few minutes before it catches fire.
Note: Make sure that the lens is clean and has no fingerprints on it.
- Determine direction
A watch can help you find direction easily regardless of where you are. The direction that you can determine with your watch depends on the hemisphere you are in.
Take the watch, and put it in the palm facing upwards. If you are in the northern hemisphere, then rotate the watch and place the house hand towards the direction of the sun. The exact point in between the hour hand and 12 is south.
Likewise, if you are in the southern hemisphere, then rotate the watch and point 12 towards the direction of the sun. The exact point in between the hour hand and 12 is north.
Note: You should have an analog watch for this survival hack.
- Use the watch as a reflector
In most luxury watches, the back of the watch can act as a reflecting surface. During the day, you can use the watch to reflect light and attract the attention of any passerby or aircraft flying nearby.
Clean the back of the watch, direct it towards the sun and try reflecting the sunlight to the direction where there is someone who can help you.
- Hone a knife
Leather is one of the most popular items that are used to hone knives. So if you are wearing a Patek Philippe calatrava luxury watch with true leather straps, honing your pocket knife will be super easy.
Stretch the leather strap, fasten it on the side, and slowly glide the pocket knife over it several times to sharpen the blade edge by removing the burrs.
Yes, the second-hand luxury watches from the second time zone can be a great addition to your collection at an affordable rate and they can save your life as well.