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Old 19.10.2015, 19:42
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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.

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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?

Joking aside, it's back to dark winters.
This is such a waste of time (and annoying)!
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Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th 2015

Depressing just the thought of the dark winters........
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Old 19.10.2015, 19:52
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Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th 2015

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24/25th of what 2015?

Joking aside, it's back to dark winters.
This is such a waste of time (and annoying)!
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.
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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.
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Old 19.10.2015, 20:33
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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Re: Clocks go back Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th 2015

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What dark winters?

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

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

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

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

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so what exactly is the reason for this habit of setting the clock backwards or forwards. I think its unnecessary.
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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.

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What dark winters?

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

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People have different preferences, Tom.
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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.
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What dark winters?

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

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

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What dark winters?

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

Tom
Isnt it like all year long fog and cloudy?
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