Seiko watches 'change automatically to BST'

First published: 22-03-2012

Remembering to change watches with the arrival of British Summer Time could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new timepiece that has been released by Seiko.

The company has announced the release of the Seiko Astron, which uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) to calculate the exact atomic time and update the time according to the wearer's location.

It is the same GPS technology that is used by satellite navigation systems found in vehicles.

As a result, the watch will automatically update the time if the wearer travels overseas to a different time zone.

British Summer Time was first introduced in the UK in 1916 as a means of boosting farming production by allowing an additional hour of daylight each morning in the summer months.

The time is moved forward by one hour, with the changeover taking place this year in the early hours of March 25th. 

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