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Medea Fleecestealer 19.10.2015 19:42

Clocks go back Saturday 28th/Sunday 29th October 2017
 
Just a reminder that you'll need to reset any older clocks this weekend as we reach the end of summertime. :)

Guest 19.10.2015 19:47

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th 2015
 
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Originally Posted by Medea Fleecestealer (Post 2469648)
Just a reminder that you'll need to reset any older clocks this weekend as we reach the end of summertime. :)

24/25th of what 2015? :D

Joking aside, it's back to dark winters. :mad:
This is such a waste of time (and annoying)!

Wife of a swiss 19.10.2015 19:48

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th 2015
 
Depressing just the thought of the dark winters........

Medea Fleecestealer 19.10.2015 19:52

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th 2015
 
Quote:

24/25th of what 2015? :D

Joking aside, it's back to dark winters. :mad:
This is such a waste of time (and annoying)!
:eek: Missed a bit out! So busy making sure I wasn't boloxed for not mentioning Saturday I missed out the October part. Corrected it now.

Oh, I don't know - I quite like my little bit of time travel twice a year. Closest I get to being Dr Who. :D

TiMow 19.10.2015 20:05

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th October 2015
 
No need to worry if you have radio-controlled clocks, though.

I still have one bought in the UK, which has to search hourly for the weak signal from Rugby, although most ones bought here, get theirs from Frankfurt.

Medea Fleecestealer 19.10.2015 20:33

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th October 2015
 
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Originally Posted by TiMow (Post 2469665)
No need to worry if you have radio-controlled clocks, though.

I still have one bought in the UK, which has to search hourly for the weak signal from Rugby, although most ones bought here, get theirs from Frankfurt.

Always assuming they work correctly of course. We've got one which keeps great time - so long as the radio itself is on. Turn it off and the darn clock gains nearly a minute a day. So we have to switch the radio on again for a few minutes every fortnight to correct it again - in that time it will have gained 10 minutes. Never seen such bad time keeping in my life! :msncrazy:

BokerTov 22.10.2015 19:44

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th October 2015
 
If you have friends/family/business in the USA, remember that here we are switching the clocks on November 1.

Guest 22.10.2015 19:50

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th 2015
 
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Originally Posted by Wife of a swiss (Post 2469654)
Depressing just the thought of the dark winters........

Oooh, no! Get the curtains drawn, get a good fire burning, snuggle up to the kachelofen with a blanket, a good book and a cup of hot chocolate... Life in Switzerland really comes into its own when the evenings get dark. :)

Anthony1406 23.10.2015 04:06

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th October 2015
 
I get an extra hour of selling booze on Saturday whoot whoot..... Not so sure I am that excited about it really

omtatsat 23.10.2015 09:02

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th October 2015
 
so what exactly is the reason for this habit of setting the clock backwards or forwards. I think its unnecessary.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Medea Fleecestealer (Post 2469648)
Just a reminder that you'll need to reset any older clocks this weekend as we reach the end of summertime. :)


omtatsat 23.10.2015 09:05

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th 2015
 
but a good reason to go here


http://www.thermalbad-zuerich.ch/ind...ng=en&kat=home

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Originally Posted by Wife of a swiss (Post 2469654)
Depressing just the thought of the dark winters........


st2lemans 23.10.2015 09:07

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th 2015
 
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it's back to dark winters. :mad:
What dark winters? :confused:

OK, if you live up in Norway they are pretty dark, but not around here. :rolleyes:

Tom

TiMow 23.10.2015 09:09

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th October 2015
 
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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2471492)
so what exactly is the reason for this habit of setting the clock backwards or forwards. I think its unnecessary.

We're actually heading back into 'normal' time (GMT +1).

It's summer time which is artificial, which I believe was created to get more logical and practical daylight hours at both ends of the day.

Winter time (compared to summer time/not changing) is also better for school children going to and coming home from school, so they can have a better chance of walking when it's not completely dark - apart from around the winter equinox.

Personally, I blame the druids.

omtatsat 23.10.2015 09:15

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th October 2015
 
just for 9-5 office worker brigade

slammer 23.10.2015 09:17

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th October 2015
 
Like last year when I visited a dyslexic friend of mine, walked in just as he was daubing shoe polish on his penis….
"You idiot" I shouted, "you're supposed to turn your clock back!"

dodgyken 23.10.2015 09:53

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th October 2015
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2471492)
so what exactly is the reason for this habit of setting the clock backwards or forwards. I think its unnecessary.

Wikipedia article

If we stayed on daylight saving sunrises would be very late in Switzerland. The changing of the clock has no influence whatsoever on the amount of darkness!

As you can see below if the DST was used all year round in the UK sunrise would be 9am in winter. When you consider the amount of "foot traffic" before that time it makes sense for sunrise to happen earlier.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...lightChart.png

Guest 23.10.2015 11:02

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th 2015
 
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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 2471496)
What dark winters? :confused:

OK, if you live up in Norway they are pretty dark, but not around here. :rolleyes:

Tom

People have different preferences, Tom. :rolleyes:

Sbrinz 23.10.2015 11:08

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th October 2015
 
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Originally Posted by dodgyken (Post 2471527)
If we stayed on daylight saving sunrises would be very late in Switzerland. The changing of the clock has no influence whatsoever on the amount of darkness!

Agreed, so if the schools or farmers or whoever need to have more light in the mornings, they can just start work an hour later.

I would be very happy to remain on summer time as it seems to fit in best with our modern life styles. November is a very miserable month for me.

Ace1 23.10.2015 11:09

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th 2015
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 2471496)
What dark winters? :confused:

OK, if you live up in Norway they are pretty dark, but not around here. :rolleyes:

Tom

It's Zurich. They don't see the sun from November to March due to constant fog and cloud. And they all whinge about it being so grey and miserable despite it being within an hour of many of the sunniest and best winter playgrounds in the world.

Some people would be better off hibernating, I reckon.

Michelangelo 23.10.2015 14:44

Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th 2015
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 2471496)
What dark winters? :confused:

OK, if you live up in Norway they are pretty dark, but not around here. :rolleyes:

Tom

Isnt it like all year long fog and cloudy?


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