Originally Posted by crich70
I can do one better than that. If you have a watch with an analog dial you've got a ready made compass right to hand. 12 = north, 3 = east, 6= south and 9= west. If it's before noon just keep the sun lined up with the 3 and if it's afternoon line it up with the 9 and you know your cardinal points. It's an old Boy Scout trick.
ERrr... if you can see the sun, you do not need the watch to know your cardinal directions. I guess that is an OLDER boyscout trick though