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Nov 7, 2021 - 3:38:38 AM
102 posts since 1/17/2019

Ok..we are to reset our clocks. Ever count under your how many ways you have to tell time? From watches, to mobile devices, land line phones, wind ups like grandfather clocks, ovens, microwaves, electric alarm clocks, clocks in your cars, TVs, maybe radios, fireplace remotes....yikes!

Wasn’t there a Pink Floyd song..”Time”?

Nov 7, 2021 - 3:55:39 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

26680 posts since 8/3/2003

And I forgot about it last night, so when I woke up as usual at 5 am, got up, let the dogs out, made coffee and sat down to watch the news and guess what? My usual program wasn't on. Wonder why? Because I forgot to set my clock back.

So, I spent a while resetting all the clocks. I think I counted 8 in the house. The one in the car is supposed to reset automatically. Haven't checked that out yet. TV also automatically updates time as does the computer. That makes 11 that I can think of so far.

Edited by - Texasbanjo on 11/07/2021 03:56:25

Nov 7, 2021 - 4:29:53 AM
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Helix

USA

15003 posts since 8/30/2006

There's a clock in your car, and one on the phone
There's a clock on your wrist so you're never alone
There's a clock on the microwave oven to view
And if you don't have one I'll give one to you
While I'm sleeping the world keeps tickin' away.

Now a big power failure we had one night
It stopped all the clocks, man it really turned out the lights
When the lights came on all I could see was:
12:00, 12:00, 12:00, 12:00 blinking at me.
While I'm sleeping the world keeps tickin' away. (c)2021 right now, me


 

Nov 7, 2021 - 6:21:12 AM
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Owen

Canada

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Nov 7, 2021 - 9:59:32 AM
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121 posts since 5/8/2021

I have so many mechanical clocks (whose hands can't be moved backwards) it's easier to stop them all for an hour and restart.

Nov 8, 2021 - 10:50:05 AM

Brian T

Canada

18985 posts since 6/5/2008

I bought 3 books of designs and plans for the construction of a whole bunch of different sundials.

I've got several nice 1x4 boards doing nothing. Some forgotten project from a decade ago.
Might have a go at them in the depths of this coming winter. I guess if I built one with the gnomon on a swivel, I could mess with time changes.

In the mean time, I'm wearing my "Jimmy Buffett" watch. It always just says 'NOW.'

I have company coming on the 11th. I think for a giggle, I'll reset all the kitchen clocks to vastly different times from each other.

Nov 8, 2021 - 11:20:45 AM

452 posts since 3/26/2009

My dad collects antique clocks. While I was growing up, every couple of years he would get interested in them and keep 50 or 60 wound and regulated for a few months. After a week or so I could get used to them, but all the ticking and striking was really annoying sometimes. I remember some of them would get ready to strike on the hour, and they would make a "ker-click" noise a couple of minutes before. Then on the hour all heck would break loose.

I quit wearing a wrist watch back in the mid 1990s when I started having a cell phone with me. A couple of years ago I had a little trouble with my heart rate. After a bit of research I bought a "fitness tracker" watch that could check it automatically every few minutes and show a graph on my phone. It would also show phone notifications and, you know, the current time. I have upgraded twice now and I'm back to feeling naked without the contraption after not wearing one for 25 years.

Nov 8, 2021 - 12:08:29 PM
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Brian T

Canada

18985 posts since 6/5/2008

I had a big, fat & clunky digital watch that I regretted buying, an impulse on a business trip.
So I got the back off and yanked out the guts.
Went to a sign shop. They had plastic laminate, black surface with a white core. (Arborite?)
So I had a piece cut and engraved with NOW.

"It doesn't use numbers or moving hands,
It always just says NOW."

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