I was digging around on ol' fleabay for something and stumbled across this listing:

http://cgi.ebay.com/LeCoultre-Compas...item2eb53f5652

I always forget about these. Man, if only I were a rich man! My want of one goes so far beyond a camera as a tool, that thing is a mechanical sculpture! Maybe they should chuck one under water so that someone could find it years later, a la the Antikythera mechanism! It would take future humans a while to realize how utterly genius those oldy timey film photographers were....

Matt