Spy School: How to Use an Analog Watch as a Compass to Find Direction Andrew Snavely Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine. Spy SchoolSurvival SkillsVisual Guides Allan Wow! This is definitely a neat trick to show your friends, haha. AM Does this correlate with hour hands on the other side of the watch? For example: if it is 9 o’clock would the midway point be between 9 and 12 at approximately 10 and a half or would you have to all the way around the watch to have a midway point of 4 and a half?