This new GA-1000-1A model is the first in the GRAVITYMASTER lineup to be equipped with digital compass capabilities, creating a watch that is perfectly matched to the needs of the modern aviator, both in terms of function and appearance. Pressing the 9 o'clock button in any mode immediately goes to the Digital Compass Mode, and a button at 8 o'clock returns to the mode you were in before the Digital Compass Mode. Continual direction readings can be taken for 20 seconds, during which the second hand points to north, a literal direction indicator is displayed in the upper display, and a direction angle value is displayed in the lower display.
Bearing Memory lets you temporarily store and display a direction reading so you can use it as a reference as you take subsequent digital compass readings. Other features include temperature measurement, large numerals, and thick hands for easy reading. A coating on the tip of the second hand and minute markers reacts with the black light illumination of the watch for easy reading in the dark.
Other functions include Digital compass (NORTH), Thermometer, World time (31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), city code display, daylight saving on/off), 1/100-second stopwatch, Countdown timer, 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm), Hourly time signal, Full auto-calendar (to year 2099), 12/24-hour format, Low battery warning, Button operation tone on/off and Regular timekeeping.