A year or so ago I bought a Brunton 9068 watchband compass. It's the small one that slips over your existing watchband and sits beside your watch. It cost about $5.00 at the local sporting goods store. Obviously this is not a high quality compass by design, it's the el-cheapo model.. The compass was 180 degrees off from day one. After a few months I called Brunton just to tell them about the problem so they could check their QA. They were super nice and told me to just throw it away and they would send me another one. I told them that wasn't necessary or what I wanted but the woman on the phone insisted. A few weeks later a new one came in the mail. It worked well for the last 4-6 months but now it points 180 out just like the other one. It still looks great, not scratched or cloudy and the fluid is still doing it's thing. At $5.00 I may buy another one. I just don't understand why they do the 180. The point of the thread is don't use this compass like your life depended on it or check it against the sun. This thing is still accurate once you add or subtract 180 degrees.