Hello. Does anyone know of a bricks-and-mortar store in New York City that sells cuckoo clocks? Doesn't have to be exclusively cuckoo clocks, of course. Some clock repair shop that might sell them? An antique clock place? Or a German specialty store? It does have to be a bricks-and-mortar place, though. Classic cuckoo clocks. Halp me, I'm cuckoo for cuckoo clocks! Dankeschön!
posted by Capt. Renault
on Aug 27, 2013 -
Is it possible to teach a dog the concept of time, or at least to read a clock?
posted by Query
on Feb 13, 2013 -
I need a bedside clock which emits zero light in that dark, but can be read at a touch, or push of a button. [more inside]
posted by Danf
on Feb 25, 2012 -
Please help me find out the name of this song and who performed it. I'm pretty sure it was 1985 when I heard this song on the radio. It was kind of an oddball novelty song that used a lot of sounds like ticking and ringing clocks. [more inside]
posted by arkham_inmate_0801
on Nov 22, 2011 -
Chronic snoozer/late sleeper looking for alarm clock recommendations - what have you found useful? [more inside]
posted by MattWPBS
on Jun 13, 2011 -
Are there any interesting, publicly viewable (and photographable) grandfather clocks in the Philly area? [more inside]
posted by phrygius
on Jan 18, 2011 -
Seeking recommendations for an inexpensive watch or clock (or other thing) with a low-volume hourly chime. [more inside]
posted by Anephim
on Dec 2, 2010 -
Help me find a big digital clock for my wife's grandmother, who is having some temporal issues after pretty major brain surgery... [more inside]
posted by gravity
on Feb 13, 2010 -
My phones, watch, mp3 player, wall clocks and bedside alarm clock all keep near perfect time (+-1 minute a month) with little or no brain.
Computers, with their comparatively limitless power seem unable to maintain anything even vaguely resembling accurate time without connecting to an atomic clock on a daily basis (It's not uncommon for my desktop PC to lose 10 minutes when left switched on overnight).
Why are computers so bad at keeping time, and why does no-one improve them?
posted by twine42
on Aug 6, 2008 -
I'd like to build a clock that makes shifting to daylight savings time unnecessary by instead gaining or losing a bit of time each day as appropriate for the season so that when the second Sunday in March and first Sunday in November roll around it's already in sync. Setting aside the logistics of making this work from a societial point of view, how would you do it technically? Something like leap seconds or leap minutes? Or smaller changes on a more constant interval? [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard
on Aug 31, 2007 -
I have an original, fully functional, Seiko Pyramid Talk clock (the world's first talking clock) from 1984. Does anyone know if these are rare or desired by clock collectors? I can't find a single one for sale anywhere.
posted by unccivil
on Jul 3, 2007 -
AlarmClockFilter: I'm picky about exactly what I need for an alarm clock and I'd like to harness your collective searching powers to find what I want [more inside]
posted by jimmy0x52
on Jul 13, 2006 -
Saw a link a few months ago, lost it now. Guy who built a wooden clock with no gears, ONLY LEVERS. Help me find it again. [more inside]
posted by asavage
on Jan 29, 2006 -
Two-part question about waking up: I'm looking for something that functions like the iPod alarm clock
(but without having to own an iPod) or better yet, this "peaceful progression wake-up clock."
The catch is I'm kind of a cheapskate, and have no idea whether an expensive alarm clock will really help me wake up earlier & more easily. (Secondly, any good advice on how to drag myself out of bed in the morning is more than welcome, too!) [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover
on Jan 25, 2006 -
On the Budapest Metro there are signs hanging from the ceiling that show train times - they have analogue clocks at one end and, at the other end, a digital display counting upwards, apparently in minutes. They're not minutes past the hour and they're not minutes since the last train arrived, so what the devil are they for?
posted by jack_mo
on Apr 20, 2005 -
After an unintended sleep in due to an incorrectly set alarm clock, I decided that what I really need is a highly visible clock. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by tomble
on Dec 22, 2004 -
Why are computer clocks so BAD? I know about time sync programs, but why should I need one? Why can I get a watch in a Happy Meal that's only off by a second a year, but the clock in my fancy Pentium IV desktop loses a minute a week?
posted by bradhill
on Dec 14, 2004 -
Somewhat related to grumblebee's question below but not really: I have an uncanny sense of time. I never wake up to an alarm because I spontaneously wake up a minute or two before it goes off and reach out and shut it off. Also, If asked to guess the time after not having looked at a clock for a day, I am usually within 10 minutes or so. Firstly, what exactly is the "internal clock" and how does it differ among people? Secondly, is my behavior typical or is it at an extreme?
posted by vacapinta
on Nov 24, 2004 -
Clock radios: What's your favorite? Is Bose's the best?
posted by o2b
on Sep 9, 2004 -
I have an old alarm clock. And I replaced it before for the problem that I have. Sometimes it decides that it isn't going to go off. Now I have tested this awake and it isn't just me hitting off or anything like that. So the alarm was replaced before, but then its replacement got broken in a move and I went back to the old one. This morning it decided to not work. I want to get a new alarm, but I want something that looks good. Not just a standard hotel alarm or anything like that. I remember places like Service Merchandise used to carry all kinds of alarms, but unfortunately they are out of business here. Any suggestion on a store to go to and/or websites that have better looking alarms? Its hard to describe what I want because I haven't really looked for anything. Oh yeah, I want to spend max $40 on the alarm.
posted by thebwit
on Mar 3, 2004 -
World clocks. I am trying to put together a clock application and can't work out how to discern the actual time is in each city. The time zone part is easy, but a great many countries (most?) use seasonal time adjustments. I have an online world clock on my screen and a physical one hanging above my head. How do they work?
posted by elliot100
on Feb 10, 2004 -