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Travel Bug Dog Tag Faber Optimé - Sol

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Monday, February 25, 2008
North Island, New Zealand
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Time is of the essence. This Trave Bug doesn't want to be kept waiting! It wants to move from cache to cache as rapidly as possible.

About This Item


About the Universal Ring Sunwatch

This design was originated by Michael Kala and is now manufactured by his sons, Hannes and Matthäus.

For more information and purchase see

Using the Universal Ring Sunwatch

I – Setting the right latitude:
Move the small arrow on the hanger (2) attached to the cord on the outer ring (1) to the correct geographical latitude (see below). Use scale (1a) or (1b) in the northern or southern hemispheres, respectively.

II – Setting the correct date:
On the bridge (3), in the middle of the sundial, there is a black slider (4) which you must set to the correct date. The letters on it represent the 12 months of a year. To help you find the correct position, each month is split into three boxes (5) – beginning, middle and end.

III – Setting the Hour Ring:
Flip the inner ring (6) through 90° until you can’t move it any further.

IV – Reading the sundial:
Hold the sundial on the cord and turn it slowly in the sunlight until a light beam passes through the small hole (7) on the black slider (4), and projects exactly on the engraved line on the inner ring (6). The local time is shown (N.B. does not take into account Daylight Savings Time). The outer ring (1) is now positioned North/South. The inner ring (6) is parallel to the equator and the bridge (3) is parallel to the earth axis. Thus viewed, it is not only a sundial, but also a model of the earth and a compass.

For the Log
Please take a note of and log the local times of your find and placement.


Travel Bugs need maintenance from time to time (as do we all?!). If this one looks in need (or if you would like to know how to make your own capsule), please take a look at the Faber Optimé Travel Bug Maintenance Manual.

A PDF file of the custom stash note for this travel bug can be obtained here.

About Faber Optimé

Faber Optimé We aim to deliver excellence, in all of our activities - such as bringing to you curious, interesting and innovative geocaches and geocache items, like this one.

Keep your eyes peeled for more of the Faber Optimé Travel Bugs!

We're always happy to help fellow geocachers! :-) Please do feel free to get in touch with us on the following contact details.

GeoUser:  FaberOptimé
Mobile:  +64 21 184 6246
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Tracking History (28045mi) View Map

Write note 3/17/2014 super-constellation posted a note for it   Visit Log

I'm sorry the cache has been muggeled. I found nothing on the GZ.

Mark Missing 3/17/2014 super-constellation marked it as missing   Visit Log

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This Trackable has been marked 'missing' by a cache owner or site administrator. Trackables are marked missing when it is determined that they are no longer located in the cache they are listed in or in the hands of the current holder. Review the most recent logs on this Trackable to learn more information about its current state.

Dropped Off 2/24/2014 Fronddy1895 placed it in Bei der Horner Rampe Hamburg, Germany   Visit Log

Abgelegt in Bei der Horner Rampe

Visited 2/24/2014 Fronddy1895 took it to Nix für klein Grummel! Hamburg, Germany   Visit Log

Besucht Nix für klein Grummel!

Visited 2/24/2014 Fronddy1895 took it to Fronddy's dritter Hamburg, Germany - 3.07 miles  Visit Log
Visited 2/23/2014 Fronddy1895 took it to Glücks- oder Pechmarie (Cacher) ??? Hamburg, Germany - 1.97 miles  Visit Log

Besucht Glücks- oder Pechmarie (Cacher) ???

Visited 2/23/2014 Fronddy1895 took it to Ganz reizend! Hamburg, Germany - .57 miles  Visit Log

Besucht Ganz reizend!

Visited 2/23/2014 Fronddy1895 took it to Hier kann es sehr muggelig sein Hamburg, Germany - 2.82 miles  Visit Log

Besucht Hier kann es sehr muggelig sein

Visited 2/17/2014 Fronddy1895 took it to Baumrinde Hamburg, Germany - .19 miles  Visit Log

Besucht Baumrinde

Visited 2/17/2014 Fronddy1895 took it to Unter ständiger Beobachtung Hamburg, Germany - .41 miles  Visit Log

Besucht Unter ständiger Beobachtung

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