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nxylas Jul 25th 2004 1:38 pm

How do you set your watch over here?
 
In Britain we have the speaking clock and the BBC's "pips" to help set our watches accurately, but I've not found anything like that over here. As a result, I've no idea whether my watch is right or not. Anyone help?

Pulaski Jul 25th 2004 2:02 pm

Re: How do you set your watch over here?
 
Originally posted by nxylas
    > In Britain we have the
speaking clock and the BBC's "pips" to help set our watches accurately,
but I've not found anything like that over here. As a result, I've no
idea whether my watch is right or not. Anyone help?
I use
this, http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/timeanddate.com,
but you need a DSL/ cable modem to be sure that it is showing the
correct time to the second - it's a pity that the site can't show a
rolling second figure based on your computer's clock as it would be fine
for a minute or two while you set your own watch or clock. :(


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Duncan Roberts Jul 25th 2004 2:35 pm

www.time.gov has the official US time.

tinaflorida Jul 26th 2004 3:23 pm

We usually go by our Sprint PCS phones but who knows how reliable they are?! :D

ironporer Jul 26th 2004 3:32 pm


Originally posted by tinaflorida
We usually go by our Sprint PCS phones but who knows how reliable they are?! :D
My Sprint phone clicks the minute exactly on cue from this site:
http://www.time.gov/timezone.cgi?Eastern/d/-5/java

Pretty accurate I'd say.

tinaflorida Jul 26th 2004 3:35 pm

That's good to know, thanks! :)

ElsieTheMaid Jul 26th 2004 5:21 pm

Locally, we have a time/weather number.....513-721-1700. Not sure if there is one in every area though...I'm presuming it's a service provided by the phone company.

monster Jul 26th 2004 6:33 pm

We have an atomic clock. Not that it helps much -still always late. :rolleyes:

Lion in Winter Jul 26th 2004 7:07 pm

I find there's nothing in my life that really requires split second accuracy. Is this bad?

GJB Jul 28th 2004 4:48 am

Not at all. The battery in my watch has been on the wane for months. Because of it I lose about 10 minutes a week in time and have to move my watch forward again.



Originally posted by Lion in Winter
I find there's nothing in my life that really requires split second accuracy. Is this bad?

veryfunny Jul 28th 2004 8:15 am

Re: How do you set your watch over here?
 

Originally posted by nxylas
In Britain we have the speaking clock and the BBC's "pips" to help set our watches accurately, but I've not found anything like that over here. As a result, I've no idea whether my watch is right or not. Anyone help?
One clock GMT
Second clock PST

Lothianlad Jul 28th 2004 8:50 am

Re: How do you set your watch over here?
 

Originally posted by nxylas
In Britain we have the speaking clock and the BBC's "pips" to help set our watches accurately, but I've not found anything like that over here. As a result, I've no idea whether my watch is right or not. Anyone help?
Here in the UK you can go on to teletext or ceefax, or whatever, on your TV and get the current UK time to the second. Surely the USA has the same? Maybe a complication over there are the various time zones. Being such a small country physically (much smaller than the state of Montana for example) we only have one time zone, currently BST (British Summer Time) one hour ahead of GMT and one hour behind Central European Time which alters its time twice a year at the same time as we do.


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