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To set your tide clock:
Consult your local newspaper, weather station, the Old Farmer's Almanac or www.tides.info for the exact time of high tide. Set the hour hand according to this information. On a tide clock the hour hand is the ony relevant indicator of tide time. The quartz movements I use are calibrated to a 12 hour and 25 minute lunar cycle.
For the most accurate tide timekeeping, set your tide clock at the exact time of high tide on the day of a full moon. If the tide clock is set correctly on the day of the full moon it will display the minimum error throughout the entire month. Usually the discrepancy will be less than 30 minutes and therefore will be unnoticeable. Typically only four or five days each month will have a difference as great as an hour.
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