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funtimefrankie

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24 hour clocks
« on: October 26, 2010, 08:54:56 am »

Why do you never see a clock which has a 24 hour face?

That is one which the hour hand does one rev. a day, not the normal 2. 6am would be where 3 is now, 12 noon would be at the bottom and 6pm (18.00hrs) where 9 is now.
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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 08:58:26 am »

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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 09:26:18 am »

how many would you like..??

LS7529D  24 Hour Garden Clock  On Sale: 19.99

Images coming out of your ears on the internet.

there must be more shops out there somewere....  :D
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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2010, 12:05:25 pm »

Why does the clock on Ch4 Countdown go to 60?? Dave... O0
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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 12:07:36 pm »

Ah! So that is why my wife thinks there are 60 hours in a day  :((
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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2010, 08:13:32 pm »

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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 02:24:45 am »

I saw a watch on Sunday that had a 24 hour face..
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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2010, 10:23:00 am »

I know they are available, but you never see them where they might be useful..airports, trading floors in stockexchanges etc. I don't see the need for one in a garden. %)
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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2010, 05:22:12 pm »



 don't see the need for one in a garden.


OK in the land of the midnight sun


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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2010, 09:11:34 pm »

The Americans have them on their warships ,a 24  hour dial .The case is a black hardend plastic ,Fantastic clocks ,very much collectable ,similar to u boat clocks .There are two on the American e bay ,and pricey .
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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2010, 10:59:08 pm »

RAN vessels [DDGs & FFG's also had/have a 24 hour analogue round faced clocks in their fire control operations center....not sure about the Collins class submarines but is is a safe assumption  :-)) ...Derek
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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2010, 08:19:35 pm »

Hello to Woolangong. I have family there ,your right about the R A N ,they to have these clocks ,and in there subs they have a very clever illuminous face with a white and green type sweep hand .
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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2010, 10:52:30 am »

There used to be - and probably still is - a 24-hr clock at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, set in the boundary wall near the entrance gate and a few feet from the Meridien.

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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2010, 11:42:46 am »

That is interesting Barry...so could we conclude that clock is "a few feet divided by the circumference of the earth"....either  {-) advanced or behind that old GREENWICH [GMT]?....
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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2010, 12:36:24 pm »

No you can't!  :P 

See here http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/explore/object.cfm?ID=ZAA0533

As it's a slave, the Master may well be on the Meridean. Search on 'Shepherd gate Clock' for more.

Cheers,

Barry M
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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2010, 12:45:15 pm »

Whilst having a clearout,of all my "come in Handies"i came across a Bakelite Seth Thomas Clock,..I searched the net,to see if i could find out more about it,and,hopefully have struck gold?...here is a pic of one that i found,its circa 1942 there is one on American ebay with a start price in excess of $2000



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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2010, 12:58:52 pm »

You may be about to find a lot of friends you never knew you had.  O0

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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2010, 08:42:21 pm »

Your Seth Thomas clock , There is a chap in Germany who buys ,bought one of me 4 years ago ,and I got good money for it ,You should be able to sort out the site in Germany . good luck.
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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2010, 08:23:42 am »

There was an old clock on TV yesterday that the hour hand did a rev every four hours, instead of 12. .....   for  ships' watches on we were told.
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Re: 24 hour clocks
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2010, 05:30:03 pm »

All sorts of different clocks are "out there"! This is an 8" dia. standard issue MoD clock, now adorning my living room. Can cause a bit of confusion to a first time viewer. BY.
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