Suunto M-3 Global Compass ** with new combined Imperial and Metric Map scales onto the same baseplate **
The M-3 is a durable, reliable, high quality navigational aid, which perform flawlessly in even the most demanding of conditions. The Suunto M-3 features a large liquid filled capsule and adjustable declination correction scale. Another convenient feature of the M-3 is the serrated bezel ring, which is easy to turn even in cold conditions while wearing gloves. Due to the easy-to-read luminous markings and magnifying lenses, the M-3 is also ideally suited to night navigation or in conditions of poor visibility. The Suunto M-3 is balanced for use globally - no need to purchase different compasses when you travel.
Field compasses in general
Mechanical compasses have been used for navigation for well over a thousand years.
Still today magnetic compasses are environmentally friendly, economical and the most reliable navigaiontal aid when out in the bush. The oldest Suunto field compasses, which are still in use, were manufactured in 1938. A high quality field compass hardly needs any other service than washing in fresh water from time to time. The compass works without any external power supply. The compass gets its power from nature – from the magnetic north pole.
Global Balancing System
The vertical intensity and direction of the earth's magnetic field, the inclination, influences the horizontal plane of a compass needle according to the latitude where it is used. Due to inclination, many compasses must be balanced for different geographical zones in order to keep the needle in a horizontal position. The Suunto M-3 however incorporates a Globally Balanced Needle that works accurately across the globe.
Features and Specifications
- Global Balancing System
- Serrated bezel ring
- Jewel bearing
- Combined Imperial and Metric scales onto the same baseplate ** New **
- Adjustable declination correction scale
- Base plate with anti-slip rubber pads and rounded edges
- Baseplate with magnifying lens
- Easy-to-read luminous markings help to use the compass in dark conditions
- Control marking holes
- Size: 60 x 125 mm
- Weight: 44 g
- Professional Compasses for Demanding Navigators