I use my analog watch all of the time as a rough compass. Point the hour hand at the sun and half way between the hour hand and 12 is south. Very useful in Michigan when the woodland trails wander around a LOT. If I need more accuracy I have a compass around my neck. It also tells me time so that I know things like how long until sunset, how long I have been traveling and can I make it to the next water source yet today etc.