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    Re: 21.00 twenty-one (hundred) hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'm analogue with time and round things off, but, apparently, some younger people are so digital they don't really know how to read an analogue clock.
    That's how you know you're getting old. You can remember analog clocks.
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    Re: 21.00 twenty-one (hundred) hours

    I only have two--both digital. One is on my radio. The other I am holding in my hand.
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    Re: 21.00 twenty-one (hundred) hours

    Now I have to count mine, of course! I've got one analogue on the kitchen wall, and six digital - laptop, mobile, fitness tracker, digital radio, landline handset and heating thermostat. I don't currently own a working watch (though that's what I use my fitness tracker for, I guess).
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    Re: 21.00 twenty-one (hundred) hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I am happy to say that 109 of my 110 clocks are analogue. Several of them need to be wound up regularly.

    Ironically, the only digital beast I have is the radio-controlled one I use to check the accuracy of all the others.
    They say a man with two clocks is never sure what time it is. But, 110!

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    Re: 21.00 twenty-one (hundred) hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It's a bugger when summer time begins and ends.
    You'll be busy on Saturday evening then!
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    Re: 21.00 twenty-one (hundred) hours

    I remember being on playground duty one afternoon when a little five-year-old boy came over to me and proudly said 'I've got a new watch, Mr Rover*'.

    'That's nice, Robert,*' I said. 'What time is it?'

    Peering closely at the screen, he slowly read out 'One, four, dot dot, nothing, seven'.

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    Re: 21.00 twenty-one (hundred) hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It's a bugger when summer time begins and ends.
    The digital clocks on my phone, computer, television, car, and clock radio as well as the wall clock in the kitchen will all reset automatically. My pocket watch will be the only one to need setting manually. All the digital clocks are set to a 24 hour display.
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    Re: 21.00 twenty-one (hundred) hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I am happy to say that 109 of my 110 clocks are analogue. Several of them need to be wound up regularly.

    Ironically, the only digital beast I have is the radio-controlled one I use to check the accuracy of all the others.
    Does winding them up have an impact on your punctuality?

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    Re: 21.00 twenty-one (hundred) hours

    Might a wound up clock need to be given a sedative?
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