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Bizman
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End of BST

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With the clocks changing at the weekend there is bi-annual event of messing about with the household timepieces. I have 3 radio-controlled clocks which can be left to sort themselves out. The Toppy I deal with by setting it to briefly come out of standby after 02:00 to avoid any hiccups over the first recording of the day.

My grandfather clock is a pain because it is bad practice to turn the hands back past a chime point, so it has to be stopped for an hour & then restarted.

There are always some i overlook, typically the one in the car and my mobile phone clock, so what time-pieces do you have that frequently get overlooked?
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Post by Earl_Hickey »

Spare watch - the one I only where when I don't want to risk damage to the good one. Always a shock when I put it on then some time later realise I'm either very late or have lot more time than anticipated!

I set a watch timer for the Toppy, or just turn it on in the morning as there is very little on a Sunday AM the Toppy comes on for.
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Post by chris_s »

I always forget the washing machine, but our old campervan stays on Summer Time all year round, 'cos that's what it is for.
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The oven. Fan of Bake Off I ain't! ;)
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Re: End of BST

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Bizman wrote:My grandfather clock is a pain because it is bad practice to turn the hands back past a chime point, so it has to be stopped for an hour & then restarted.
Advance it 11 hours instead? (or 23, if it knows about am/pm so that it can not-chime at night).

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Post by YorkshireJumbo »

I forget to reset the timezone on the various forums (?fora?) which don't do it for you...
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Re: End of BST

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birdman wrote:
Bizman wrote:My grandfather clock is a pain because it is bad practice to turn the hands back past a chime point, so it has to be stopped for an hour & then restarted.
Advance it 11 hours instead?
Advancing it requires a pause at every chimepoint to allow at least one strike, so with 4 points per hour x11 means 44 pauses. If I stop it, I can do something else for an hour. It was designed before we started messing about with BST/GMT changes.
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