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Post# 970237   11/27/2017 at 10:26 (266 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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These are the clocks that I have in my house, which I think are fourteen, total... In the kitchen , bathroom, living room, den, laundry (hard to take that photo of over the folding table) and bedrooms:

What kinds of clocks do you have in your homes & which ones do you look at? Which ones you do you don't?

Often the baby picture clock never gets needed to tell the time of day, but we have that one to keep her in, though it's under the 1st bird clock...

-- Dave


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Post# 970246 , Reply# 1   11/27/2017 at 12:05 (266 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        
My Newest Clock

was installed in my utility room just a month ago. I went from an electronic front loader to the Speed Queen 432. I don't like not having any signal when it finishes; I have a pocket door between that room and the kitchen and I really don't hear it when it stops. So, I bought a kitchen clock that has a mech timer built in below the clock face. It's on the wall now behind the washer. Also, because the dryer also has no signal, I set it a lot there also.

Every room in my house, including the bathrooms, has a clock. The bedrooms have clock radios, wall clocks for the rest. High visibility--like watches, if one has to wrestle to read them, they fail.

Post# 970252 , Reply# 2   11/27/2017 at 12:34 (266 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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This is the last clock that I bought from e-bay. Not wild about the avocado color, but I like the shape. I didn't notice it in the listing picture, but once on the wall it reminds me of a stingray.

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Post# 970261 , Reply# 3   11/27/2017 at 13:10 (266 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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1 = master bathroom.

2, 3, 4, 5 = master bedroom

6, 7 = office room

8, 9, 10, 11 = living room

12, 13 = kitchen

14, 15 (granny's pill dispenser), 16 = guest bedroom

17 = 2nd bedroom

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Post# 970300 , Reply# 4   11/27/2017 at 18:55 (266 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Have  a clock in my bathroom, the stove & microwave clocks, a 50 year-old Juliette AM/FM alarm/clock radio (Christmas gift from mom 1967).  That's it.  Otherwise, my cellphone is my watch & clock. 

Post# 970302 , Reply# 5   11/27/2017 at 18:59 (266 days old) by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

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Digital alarm clock in each bedroom by the bed, plus my bedroom has a battery wall clock that doesn't work (no battery) and a Sunbeam clock on my desk which isn't plugged in. Kitchen has a clock over the sink, microwave clock and clock on stove which is never set to correct time. Living room has just a clock on the DVD/VCR which isn't plugged in right now.

Post# 970334 , Reply# 6   11/28/2017 at 00:18 (265 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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I noticed your Heathkit Clock, did you build it yourself or bought it used and already assembled?

Post# 970340 , Reply# 7   11/28/2017 at 01:38 (265 days old) by mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

1) Bedroom: Basic Digital Clock
2) Living Room: Ornate Plastic Clock
3) Library: Basic Brass Box Clock on Desk
4) Kitchen: Stove
5) Formal Dining Room: Main House Clock -Solid Wood & Brass Linden Chime Clock set
to Westminster Chime, every 15 minutes it will play part of the chime until the
full chime on the hour, followed by BONG, BONG, BONG whatever the hour time.
There are 4 chimes that you can set it to (St. Georges, etc.) and silence.
The chimes are loud enough to hear in every room of the house.
I can lay in bed of a morning and know what time it is when I
wake up. I'm accustom to the clock and when it's not working, run down, or
winding down, that's when I notice it. I realize that this clock is definitely
not for everyone. You wind it up once a week. It was very expensive when
purchased 30 some odd years ago and as expensive to have repair / worked on.
6) Truly my Great Grandfather's Regulator clock from about World War 1. It isn't
working now, won't keep time and probably needs handmade parts. I'm terrified
to take it to a clock repair place, costs. A reputable clock repair is MAJOR

Funny story, we had a house guest, an older woman who is a good friend of ours who spent the night with us. The Linden chime clock was working fine, as always, and the next morning I was in the kitchen fixing her tea and she came around the corner looking like a cross between Dracula's wife and Phyllis Diller eye's all red and face bloated, she screams "How the HELL do you all sleep in this house? Between the dogs barking next door, the trains (mainline 1 mile from the house), and that DAMN clock...." Well, she had her tea, got dressed. "I'm going home and going to bed." Mmmmm, like I said it's not for everyone. She spent very few nights since. LOL. It's my secret weapon if I have unwanted overnight guests.

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Post# 970353 , Reply# 8   11/28/2017 at 05:52 (265 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Had several wall clocks back at the house, but the apartment is small and there are clocks on the range, microwave, phone, iMac and iPad. There's one alarm clock in the bedroom. It plays a soothing little song. Very nice to wake up to.

Also have three West Bend kitchen timers; one in the bedroom to time naps, one by the computer so I'm not late for gigs/work/functions when online and one in the kitchen.

Still wear a cheap Timex watch, as well.

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Post# 970358 , Reply# 9   11/28/2017 at 07:06 (265 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
Of note, with the AMKrayoGuy Clocks:

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The cat clock that is in my kitchen actually only gets used when the stove and microwave clocks have a temperature or timer when something is cooking on them...

The microwave alarm lets me know when something is ready that I know I will be away from & when I'm baking in which case the range clock will be showing a temperature, otherwise, if I'm close by, then I use the stove's timer & the microwave clock is free... (& the microwave, so my wife can make something for "30-seconds" without adding to the running timer, otherwise I recommend she press the Quick-Start-"1", then take her food out after her 30-seconds, that way)...

-- Dave

Post# 970361 , Reply# 10   11/28/2017 at 07:36 (265 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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SpeedQueen:  I noticed your Heathkit Clock, did you build it yourself or bought it used and already assembled?
Build-it kit many years ago.  The alarm on it is fierce, I think 120v power runs through a small speaker!  Something has gone wonky with it in the last few weeks, it gains or loses time, whichever.  I also had an indoor/outdoor thermometer of the same style but it's long-gone. I have a LCD wall clock on which the battery holder broke and I haven't yet fixed it.

Post# 971485 , Reply# 11   12/4/2017 at 12:24 (259 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Well, that big 'BATH' clock in one of the pictures dates back long ago when a girlfriend I was courting at the time said it was SILLY to buy a clock like that and hang in then bathroom in which it had been art my parents' place until my mom died, so, yes, I think it is, in short, one we look at and could never exist without...

Oh, and, no, it's not silly, although another clock for sale where I'd gotten that one at, was clearly a kitchen clock ('COOK' is what I remember it saying & having that kind o theme, but probably everybody has one in one form or another & most-likely would have chosen that one for their kitchen)...

The other (1/2) bath has the glow-in-the-dark-Philco that has the temperature, (in Fareignheit, I don't know if it's possible to make Celsius) and I think I do read it, or if I am in a real hurry & pressed for time, then that's when I stick my head out the bathroom door & stare at the microwave clock, or just peek around for the one on the stove, right across from the small hallway/stairs to basement/area by side-door!

-- Dave

Post# 971618 , Reply# 12   12/5/2017 at 00:47 (258 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Just about all of the clocks in my place are digital-would like to have a spring or weight analog clock-but these are expensive now.And of course the "clock" in my IPhone 7.Have other "clock" programs on it.Have a Sony digital projection clock in my bedroom-handy-it projects the time reading on the ceiling.

Post# 971699 , Reply# 13   12/5/2017 at 10:59 (258 days old) by Blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        
Satellite Clock

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Among the clocks we have are 2 satellite clocks from Costco. The digital one is set to display 24-hour time. If I need to know the right time, this is what I check. It seems that in this technological age, we seemed to have lost the ability to make accurate timepieces. You would think that digital clocks would be accurate. Not necessarily. Some gain time, others lose time.

Post# 971768 , Reply# 14   12/5/2017 at 16:55 (258 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Several years ago my friend Jay got me an "atomic" clock for Christmas. It receives a signal from the master clock in Ft. Collins, CO. When there is a time change, it sometimes takes seveal hours to correct the time, but otherwise is very accurate.

Post# 971775 , Reply# 15   12/5/2017 at 17:07 (258 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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I've had an atomic clock for several years - works great and never have to worry about correcting the time or switching to/from DST. I also have 2 atomic watches. All 3 update nightly between 3-5 AM.


Post# 971782 , Reply# 16   12/5/2017 at 18:08 (258 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        
Atomix clock

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Pic #17 in my post above ... it typically is ornery about syncing for a time-change.

Post# 971796 , Reply# 17   12/5/2017 at 19:19 (258 days old) by Blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        

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I didn't mean to say that the atomic clocks were unreliable. It is the other digital clocks in the house that don't keep accurate time.

Post# 971798 , Reply# 18   12/5/2017 at 19:43 (258 days old) by gizmo (Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Au)        

We have a 1926 Enfield striking mantle clock, by Smiths of England. It still has the original instruction sheet inside. You wind it once a week, one side winds the time and the other winds the striking mechanism.

It is very simple / plain in style, which I like.

I got it in the 1980s, cheaply because it didn't work. With my fingers crossed I squirted some spray lube into it, wound it up and away it went, keeping good time for years.

It started to get erratic, being fast some weeks and slow others. We took it in for repair and it has never been the same since. The first repairer made a real mess of it, the second guy said how bad the first guy's work was but after his attention it was still erratic, though better. we have put up with it being a bit fast or slow for years now, but recently I gave it a good dose of my favourite spray lube, INOX. Then I monkeyed with the leaf spring the pendulum swings from, as it didn't appear centred. It ran much better, but still running a bit slow. I adjusted the pendulum length to speed it up, after a few weeks I got it about right. It is a v-e-r-y fine adjustment.

We love it, it strikes the hour, day and night. The striking bothers some guests at night, which is helpful, they don't stay too many nights... You can silence it but I like to let it strike.

I bet it could tell some stories...

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Post# 972227 , Reply# 19   12/7/2017 at 20:48 (255 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

Lots of clocks here. I think most organists that I know have a lot of them as well as a liking of trains.

Ansonia 2
Seth Thomas 2
Gilbert kitchen clock with alarm 1
Grandmother clock 1

Post# 972230 , Reply# 20   12/7/2017 at 20:59 (255 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

Lots of clocks here. I think most organists that I know have a lot of them as well as a liking of trains.

Ansonia 2
Seth Thomas 2
Gilbert kitchen clock with alarm 1
Grandmother clock 1
Grandfather clock 1
Cuckoo clock 1
Muller 1
battery clocks 4
clock on stove 1
clock on microwave 1

Post# 972321 , Reply# 21   12/8/2017 at 08:50 (255 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Howard Miller "Milano"

dark cherry grandfather clock.

I have a rather extensive Marklin ho digital train collection, and a lay out.
Of course a large dog, and alarm system, but I spend most of my time at home these days. My dad left me his rifle and shot gun also.

Post# 972378 , Reply# 22   12/8/2017 at 13:18 (255 days old) by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        
Heathkit Clock

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Glenn wins for most complete documentation of every clock in the house, I would have forgot all the PC clocks myself lol

I built that same Heathkit clock about 40 years ago. Mine is still running just fine, but I did do a preemptive repair on it replacing the electrolytic capacitors before they decided to fail and destroy the clock chip, that IC is make of Unobtanium today... These clocks run a bit warm inside the case so the electrolytic caps will be aging. I'll have to look at the circuit but the clock is getting it's timing from the AC line I'm almost certain. They would likely pick off the 60hz pulses with a capacitor so if that component has changed, it may be the cause of your clocks inability to keep decent time now. Mine has been amazing over all these years.

As for my clocks I have slowly been changing over all radio controlled clocks that sync to WWVB. I love not having to touch the clocks year after year even during the Daylight Savings time changes.

Post# 972381 , Reply# 23   12/8/2017 at 13:33 (255 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
The aging Oregon Scientific clock...

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...that projects the 100% accurate time on the light bridge above my bed is indispensable. No bending my neck.  And when you're retired, you don't give a hoot how late it is when you wake long as you do wake up.

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