How many clocks are there in your home/dwelling?

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Cristo's thread "Clocks go back?" prompts me to ask the question - "How many clocks are there in your home/dwelling/abode?"

I count 5 clocks in our kitchen - microwave, stove, coffee maker, wall clock (battery powered with bird sounds), and over-the-counter clock radio.

One in the living room - VCR.

Three in the master bedroom - the satellite clock, and two radio/alarm clocks.

Then each computer and cell phone :rolleyes:

Then there are watches - but I don't wear one.


I'm sure there are more.
 

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Working? Three in the kitchen - stove, microwave and coffeemaker, all off by one minute each, hey I can only program one at a time. Computer and cell phone. So 5.
 
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I'm sure there are more.
Yep! You can add in each digital camera in the house, too.
 
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digital thermostat
 
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22 or so in my house (1 wall clock, 5 alarm clocks, plus clocks in the microwave, oven, coffee pot, cable receiver, DVD recorder, and a clock in each of 4 computers, 3 TVs, and 4 cell phones). Do the immediate surroundings count? If so, add the clocks in the 3 vehicles parked just outside the front door.

I don't wear a watch because I am surrounded by clocks.
 
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22 or so in my house (1 wall clock, 5 alarm clocks, plus clocks in the microwave, oven, coffee pot, cable receiver, DVD recorder, and a clock in each of 4 computers, 3 TVs, and 4 cell phones). Do the immediate surroundings count? If so, add the clocks in the 3 vehicles parked just outside the front door.

I don't wear a watch because I am surrounded by clocks.
Before my house was hit by lightning and 4 cars totalled by baseball size hail, I would have outnumbered you. :biggrin:
 
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We have four clocks (computer, stove, microwave, portable radio) plus the watches that my wife and I both wear. I only ever use my watch and the computer clock to check the time.
 
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At least 19 and most read different times. Probably at least half are within a few minutes of the correct time. Nearly half will be within a few minutes of the correct time in about a week. A few only tell the correct time twice a day.
 
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I gave up wearing watches back in early years of university - they kept getting destroyed. Not even a Timex could survive attached to me. :biggrin:
 
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Ive got a wall clock in my room, a watch, a clock on both my cell phone and computer, and one in the open living area-- so that's 5 in total; although only the automatic ones (computer and phone) tell the correct time at present!

[...]5 alarm clocks, [...]
Wow.. you must be a very heavy sleeper!
 
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... 5 alarm clocks.....

Wow.. you must be a very heavy sleeper!

You can set them to go off sequentially 30 seconds apart along a path to the coffee pot. What a concept!
 
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Wow.. you must be a very heavy sleeper!

I only have one alarm clock. My wife and my three sons have one each.
 
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I only have one alarm clock. My wife and my three sons have one each.

Yea, I guessed it was something like that. I was only making a joke, really. There are some days when I could do with 5 alarm clocks though! :zzz:
 
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Over 30 years ago, my friend inherited a drug-store (the old-fashioned rural drug store that carried lots of dry goods, jewelry, etc) and the 3-story family home next door. His grandfather and his great-grandfather were both jewelers and they repaired clocks, too. There was a clock in about every room of that big place, and one day after Bill and his wife had gotten settled in, he and I set out to start up and regulate every clock. We thought it would be a good idea to wind up or set the counter-weights operating all the sounders, too. Most of the clocks would toll the hour and many would also chime for each quarter-hour. The next day, his wife (a light sleeper, apparently) let us know in no uncertain terms that it had NOT been a good idea to activate all the sounders and that we had to disable them all or face dire consequences.
 
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I've been gradually reducing clocks, because it was getting to the point where I didn't need to turn on lights at night with all the things with numbers glowing at me.

The kitchen has the microwave, range, and a battery-operated analog clock on the wall (so I have something to set all the other clocks by when the power goes out). I wouldn't bother setting the ones on the microwave and range if either one would operate without the clocks set (I don't use either clock for telling time, and it's a pain to keep resetting them after every power outage).

There's an alarm clock in my bedroom, and one in the guest bedroom (though the one in the guest room is probably blinking 12:00 at this point...I never check it after power failures, only worry about it if I have a guest visiting who needs the alarm, which is rare).

In my office, I use the clock on the computer to keep track of time (usually it's better to not know what time it is when I'm in my office getting work done :rolleyes:). That said, I'm also up to 3 computers now, so that's 3 clocks total there, but they all set themselves, so I don't worry about them.

The cellphone has replaced wearing a watch. Clock in the car too.

I no longer have VCRs or DVD players or coffee makers that display the time, which is great.
 
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Before my house was hit by lightning and 4 cars totalled by baseball size hail, I would have outnumbered you. :biggrin:

Did the cars crash into your house to get out of the hail?


I only have 2 working clocks, my computer and my alarm clock. I guess I can count the 2 in the kitchen also, but I haven't reset them since I lost power months ago and they are 20 minutes slow.

If I actually put batteries in everything and set all the timers properly I would have 9 in my apartment and 1 in my car.
 
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Counting one in each computer and one in each cell phone, that's six. Then two VCRs, and four clock clocks, and one wallphone that has a clock in it I think. Oh, and the fax machine has a clock. So that's 14! I'm sure there are more hidden somewhere with non necessarily a digital readout.
 
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Can anyone "top" this for clocks at home? Five years ago, during my last year as a bachelor, I had the clock on my portable radio and my watch.

At work, I had the clock on my computer and my watch.
 
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Over 30 years ago, my friend inherited a drug-store (the old-fashioned rural drug store that carried lots of dry goods, jewelry, etc) and the 3-story family home next door. His grandfather and his great-grandfather were both jewelers and they repaired clocks, too. There was a clock in about every room of that big place, and one day after Bill and his wife had gotten settled in, he and I set out to start up and regulate every clock. We thought it would be a good idea to wind up or set the counter-weights operating all the sounders, too. Most of the clocks would toll the hour and many would also chime for each quarter-hour. The next day, his wife (a light sleeper, apparently) let us know in no uncertain terms that it had NOT been a good idea to activate all the sounders and that we had to disable them all or face dire consequences.

:rofl: Reminds me of a visit to a friends' house once. I was sleeping on the pull-out sofa in the living room, and woke up EVERY HOUR to the cuckoo clock they had in there. :grumpy: First thing the next day, I made them shut off the cuckoo mechanism in it. They were so used to hearing it, they completely forgot it was there and might keep someone awake at night who wasn't used to it...especially when it was directly over the sofa I was sleeping on! Needless to say, I needed a nap that afternoon to get through the day.
 
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22 or so in my house

Update: The count is well over 30. Disgusting. Add four watches (none mine), two stopwatches (both mine; I used to be a referee), digital thermostat, 3 telephones, two stereos, a VCR, and a digital television. The clocks in the three cars make the count closer to 40.
 
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The cellphone has replaced wearing a watch. Clock in the car too.
I'm on my second (company) cell phone, but they do last longer than my watches did. I didn't count the clocks in each car.

I just noticed the digital thermostat in the hallway has a clock. I never look at it. Sneaky clock.
 
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At least fourteen in the house + two for my car (a radio clock plus a second one on the dashboard) + my wife's car + watches. The little biannual ritual is approaching once again. Someone ought to start making receiver clocks that can self-adjust from a radio or wifi signal. At least cell phones and PCs already do that.
 
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Man! Even in our primitive little log house, we have LOTS of clocks. Three alarm clocks, 2 in computers, one each in VCR and microwave, one in a phone, one in a FAX, one in a caller ID box, one in an answering machine, 2 wristwatches each for me and my wife (including Swiss-made diver's watch I bought over 40 years ago and still keeps time like a champ when the battery runs low on my Luminox). That diver's watch survived one heck of an impact when I was playing pick-up BB after school and forgot to take it off. The expansion band let it slip over my hand during a half-court pass, and the watch out-distanced the BB and came down hard on the tile floor. Maybe I can pass it on to Astronuc. If I couldn't kill it, maybe it would survive his gentle ministrations.:rolleyes:
 
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Someone ought to start making receiver clocks that can self-adjust from a radio or wifi signal. At least cell phones and PCs already do that.
They already do. My wall clock automatically synchronizes with the broadcast from the US Naval Observatory. :smile:
 
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I just noticed the digital thermostat in the hallway has a clock. I never look at it. Sneaky clock.

I forgot I had one of those too! I only remember it's there when I switch from a/c to heat or vice versa, and need to check the times it's set for (since my schedule changes from year to year, I usually need to readjust it each season for the times I'm home or not...nothing worse than having a day I have to get up earlier and the thermostat hasn't kicked the heat on yet from the low I set it for overnight while I'm buried under blankets).
 

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