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Old 03-25-2004, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know where I can buy wall clocks with several dials, so I can track the time and day at several different cities?

I currently work on a daily basis with Sydney (obviously) but also Singapore, Tokyo, Beijing San Jose, Raleigh, New York, London, Brussels (and several others).

I have some funky little laptop based tools, but I am soon moving to Perth (yet another timezone) and will be working from home permanently. Ideally I should like a wall clock that would show me the time/date in each location. I don't want to go that cheezy way of buying several different clocks and putting names under them if I can avoid it.

Surely there must be some "multi-dial" or "multi-zone" wall/digital clock out there? Can't find anything via cursory google search.

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Old 03-25-2004, 07:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
Old 03-25-2004, 08:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
How about this one?

I thought it looked cool but it might be a bit on the expensive sife. I just put in time zone clock and found quite a few things.
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Old 03-25-2004, 09:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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IMHO you can go to IKEA and get some of those silver metal clocks, print up some labels, and your in business

I almost did it because constantly working with Singapore, NYC, LA timezones. I never did because I just got used to it.
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Old 03-25-2004, 10:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Even if you found one with multiple clocks in a smaller subset, wouldn't they be hard to read? Cheesy or not, 3 or four clocks would be handier, or maybe a chart to let you know the time in certain places? Ex: LA+3 hours, London -6 hours (uh, that was a guess, please don't mock my math!)
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Old 03-26-2004, 09:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have three clocks in my office for DC, Rome and San Francisco. People often make fun of me for it but I refer to each of them at least twice a day so it is worthwhile for me. I would recommend the multiple clock approach.
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Cynthetiq
IMHO you can go to IKEA and get some of those silver metal clocks, print up some labels, and your in business

I almost did it because constantly working with Singapore, NYC, LA timezones. I never did because I just got used to it.
This is what I've done in my office... I deal with Toronto, Singapore, Aukland, UK, mainland Europe, Mid East and South Africa...

The other thing is to go here: world clock
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I use the multiple clock approach also, it's cheaper....and as a bonus, it just looks cool.
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Old 03-26-2004, 03:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
Yeah, OK. Multiple clocks it is.

I like the IKEA suggestion.


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Old 03-26-2004, 08:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Using multiple clocks, how would you know if the time is AM or PM?
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Old 03-26-2004, 09:14 PM   #11 (permalink)

Working with my colleagues in these countries is part and parcel of my job. I have a good idea what time it is everywhere I need to, but having a few clocks besides my laptop utility would be handy.

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Old 03-26-2004, 11:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Um, I'd get digital clocks and use 24-hour time. That's easier.

Or you can just remember to mentally subtract or add X.Y hours to/from your current time zone... which is what I'd do first, then get the clocks.
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Old 03-27-2004, 08:29 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm a big fan of these, as we've got some of them at work - the only downside is that they're very expensive.

The multiple clock approach sounds good, though.
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