Spring tides are the highest tides, occurring every two weeks during a new or full moon when the earth, sun and moon are aligned. Lower tides, called neap tides, happen during a quarter or three-quarter moon when the earth, sun and moon create a right angle, which causes the sun and moon to pull water in two directions.
Ball Watches has a new Time & Tide themed watch, which is perfect for anyone who loves sailing, goes sea fishing, surfers, or enjoys people smuggling across the Channel for cash profits.
Here’s the word from Ball;
Our newest tool watch is made for the dreamers, the fighters, the outsiders. Those born to voyage beyond the horizon, ready to brave any storm.
The Roadmaster Ocean Explorer equips you with a rotating external bezel that indicates high and low tides for a two-week period, while our in-house movement module reveals spring and neap tides alongside an illuminated moon phase indicator. Designed to move against the current, it delivers toughness presented in a 41mm stainless steel case with robust water resistance. Its unique character and performance combine to create the ultimate watch for the open seas.
On the lower part of the dial, our specially developed movement module is on full display via a sub-dial of 2 layers. Constructed of micro gas lights, the moon phase indicator displays each phase with stunning accuracy. It is encircled and enhanced by a spring and neap tide indicator to reveal the strength of the current tides in the northern hemisphere.