Even the most intrepid explorer can forget to bring a compass. If you're wearing an analog wristwatch, you'll always be able to find north.
- Step 1: Point 12 o'clock at the sun if you're in the southern hemisphere, and use the midway point between 12 and the hour hand to locate north.
- FACT: The first portable timepiece was invented in 1504 in Nuremberg, Germany, by Peter Henlein.
- TIP: If you're on daylight saving time, subtract one hour from the hour hand.
- Step 2: Locate the spot halfway between the hour hand and the watch's 12 o'clock marking to identify south.
- Step 3: Position the watch's 12 o'clock marking at your left and move your arm so that the hour hand points in the direction of the sun.
- Step 4: Stand and face in the direction of the sun, holding your wristwatch in the palm of your hand.