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What about watches do they have computer chips??? you know like the one that have the digital stuff. Or the ones that have a calculator and a little address and phone number holder thingys. you know what i mean Does any body know?????? Morgan
-- Morgan (Y2KFever@aol.com), October 26, 1998
What's the point? Just keep a manual wind backup if you are worried. There are so many issues to deal with!
-- Brad Waddell (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 1998.
Good question Miss Morgan,
I don't know. We'll have to test a couple. Most likely, they won't "convert" properly (based on make, model number, and date of construction (not date of sale!).
Of those that fail, many (probably not all) will be able to be manually reset without too much problem -- like what you do when the Daylight Savings Time changes.
But some will fail completely - most likely those that automatically give you the day-of-week based on calender date - because there will be a Leap year in 2000. Some programmers may have forgotten that, even if they allow years past 2000.
Unless the watch builder double screwed up and forget two things: that 100-based years are not leap years, except 2000 is a leap year.
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (email@example.com), October 26, 1998.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 1998.
I don't know but i think we can get along. After all, the clocks at my school has been screwed up for the last three weeks. it was hard at first but we all eventually got along and used to it. It was also nice because if we were in a boring class and the teacher didn't have a watch we just signal someone with a watch and they reset theirs. they then say its time to go and talk till class switch
-- Jean Cook, P.P (email@example.com), October 26, 1998.