Agree 100%. My watch is a cheap Casio, and requires two of the 4 buttons to
change hours, but a different two buttons to set seconds to zero (either
next or previous minute; whichever is closest).
I wore the same model a decade ago until the base cracked, and one button
had failed, so twice a year I needed to spend about an hour setting it
ahead or back 29 or less seconds at a time for a total of 120 or so times.
Everything nowadays seems to have a clock in it: oven, microwave oven,
fax machine, even portable radio. My wife could not change the latter.
Even atomic's which should be automatic may take a while.
Your note prompted me to change another watch that I seldom use.
Every year, it takes me a week to change
clocks. Each day for about a week, I find
one more clock I neglected. Thermostat,
car radio, digital clock, spare wrist watch,
and the list is almost never ending.
I got a new watch for Christmas and it has one button on it that changes
the time and date. Pull it out one click and you can change the date.
Pull it out a second click and change the time. When it's pushed back
to the original spot you can push it in and a background light comes on
for night time viewing. I really love that option.
Old car was trivial: two buttons on the radio did double-duty
to set clock (with the names of those functions embossed in the
buttons). I could change the time *while* driving.
New car doesn't want you screwing around with those things
while car is in motion. OTOH, new car knows what timezone
were in and whether or not we honor DST -- so, no need to
[OTOH, for folks who like to be able to set clock "a few
minutes fast" (really? aren't you smart enough to realize
you;ve done this and "undo" it in your mind??), there doesn't
appear to be a way to do so.]
Here, I think we could shift the "local time" a bit to avoid
the extremes (I'm not fond of seeing the sun start up *before*
5AM nor linger until 8PM!)
We still have a couple of clocks to "spring forward", and the knobs and
identifying text below the knobs are so small you need a flashlight and
magnifying glass to figure out which one actually says "time" on it.
It helps if you can find the proper angle for the light, so reflection
makes the insides of the tiny grooves or ridges look slightly different
from the surrounding plastic that's the same color.
Some clocks are really easy to set. Then some aren't. The worst I had
was the one in the car, made several times harder from fighting the
We have some other brand at work. We are in the eastern time zone. To
display the correct time we have to set it for Pacific time and for DST
we change it to Mountain time.
About every 18 months we have to change out the nuclear reactor as it
runs out of power.
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