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Thread: How Many Clocks Do You Have to Manually Adjust for DST?

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    Grand Master Mr Curta's Avatar
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    How Many Clocks Do You Have to Manually Adjust for DST?

    This morning I made my biannual tour of the house adjusting any clocks that do not update themselves at the GMT/DST changeover, and made a little count-up as I went. There were four in bedrooms, ten in living spaces, and six in kitchen/utility/garage areas making a total of 20.

    It's something that I rather enjoy doing other than the daft oven clock that jumps from single digit adjustment to rapid ten minute increments after about five seconds. Most of the others are vintage mechanical or electronic analogue clocks that are a pleasure to interact with. The only one that has to regularly have the manual dug out for is a large Nixie tube clock that has the GMT/DST setting buried amongst a long set of registers.

    Any watches that need adjusting just get done the next time that they are worn.

    Is anybody fully automated? What's the average amongst the TZ massif?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan Thomas
    Lord Cut-Glass scampers from clock to clock, a bunch of clock-keys in one hand, a fish-head in the other.

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    Just two. My wife is fond of the kitchen clock and won't have it replaced by a radio-synchronised model. And my highly dimmable LED bedside clock. I've never been able to find a radio-synchronised one that will dim sufficiently.

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    Three in our house.

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    Four here, not counting our two bedside clocks.
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    Only the oven clock inside the actual house, we don't bother with the thermostat clock. Outside my mini and the two in my wife's Suzuki (slightly annoyingly the two in the Suzuki have to be done independently and use totally different proceedures). Plus whatever mechanical watch I'm wearing at the time and my wife's Seiko auto. My gshock changes automatically.

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    Only the three at the moment. Oven, thermostat and one of my favourite time pieces which my son made at school last year:



    Legibility is a bit pants but I love the colours. We might try luming the hands which should help.

    Once I have finished my study there will be another, a lovely silver clock I inherited but has spent too much time in the attic as it was banished from the last house for being too loud.

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    5 clocks for me, the problematic one is the Atmos which shouldn't be turned backwards. So I have to leave it for an hour or wind it forwards 23 hours.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    Only the oven clock inside the actual house, we don't bother with the thermostat clock. Outside my mini and the two in my wife's Suzuki (slightly annoyingly the two in the Suzuki have to be done independently and use totally different proceedures). Plus whatever mechanical watch I'm wearing at the time and my wife's Seiko auto. My gshock changes automatically.
    Can't she do her own?!

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    Don't forget the clocks in your car / cars and also your watches need doing as well. Not forgetting the cookers and micro waves. It's a PITA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Can't she do her own?!
    She can yes, but what was only mildly annoying for me would be more annoying for her. So she was doing something else at the time that would be more annoying for me than that particular task was for her. Then we went out for lunch.

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    7 clocks in our house. Can't work out why a modern car can't adjust itself, but that's another one to do when I next drive it.

    Wish the time could just be left alone rather than this bi-annual PITA!

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    Currently 6 in my house including the oven plus. I ended up adjusting three, the other were done by the kids. The cars are yet to be done.

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    Wall clock in the kitchen, oven clock, couple of bedroom alarm clocks, although one is an ancient Sony radio alarm with a little DST button so easy-peasy, and the two cars. Oh, and the boiler thermostat.

    I don't want to talk about the quartz watch collection

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    Wall clock and car clock.
    Oven can fend for itself for 6 months.

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    Only 2, replaced our alarm clocks and most of the wall clocks with radio-synched ones years ago. The oven one I can't be bothered with, it's an utter faff to set at the best of times so is currently claiming that it is 3am. I'll have to do the car one as well next time I leave the house.
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    3 in the house + the oven clock, 1 motorbike & 3 cars
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    Seiko kitchen clock
    Microwave & oven
    Living Room pendulum
    Hall clock
    Others are radio controlled

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    1 Navy Chelsea Clock Co
    1 Jungans kitchen
    1 10 inch Smiths
    1 8 inch Smiths. (small dial hours, large minutes)
    1 bedside of dubious quality
    3 JLC travel clocks.
    Gave my nephew my vintage radio room clock to celebrate him sailing Brazil, SA, Seychelles. All vintage apart from bedside clock so there's room for one more. Enjoy the changing.

    Why are oven clocks such a pain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBB21 View Post
    1 Navy Chelsea Clock Co
    1 Jungans kitchen
    1 10 inch Smiths
    1 8 inch Smiths. (small dial hours, large minutes)
    1 bedside of dubious quality
    3 JLC travel clocks.
    Gave my nephew my vintage radio room clock to celebrate him sailing Brazil, SA, Seychelles. All vintage apart from bedside clock so there's room for one more. Enjoy the changing.

    Why are oven clocks such a pain?
    Yeah my oven is a nightmare. Including when you set the timer for cooking anything - the most common lengths of time required to be input must surely be 15/30/60 minutes. The clock rapidly increases in value at 20 something minutes so in a millisecond itís at about 4 hours. Now I use Siri or a dive bezel!

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    2 cars, an oven and a microwave.

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    3 quartz, the microwave, one table clockÖ i think thatís all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ped View Post
    Yeah my oven is a nightmare. Including when you set the timer for cooking anything - the most common lengths of time required to be input must surely be 15/30/60 minutes. The clock rapidly increases in value at 20 something minutes so in a millisecond itís at about 4 hours. Now I use Siri or a dive bezel!
    Quote Originally Posted by ped View Post
    Yeah my oven is a nightmare. Including when you set the timer for cooking anything - the most common lengths of time required to be input must surely be 15/30/60 minutes. The clock rapidly increases in value at 20 something minutes so in a millisecond itís at about 4 hours. Now I use Siri or a dive bezel!
    Yes, given up cooker clock and now use this


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    Just leave them on God's time. Time is just a form of control anyway.

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