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The Broken Clock Clock

Together, broken clocks can be right all the time
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This online webcam first checks your local time, and then continuously moves and focuses along a carefully laid out assembly of 43,200 stopped analog watches, shifting from clockface to clockface to correctly display the current time
theircompetitor, Jan 23 2017


       [+] instabun.
FlyingToaster, Jan 23 2017

hippo, Jan 23 2017

       You could design a special type of time specifically for this, whereby you can say it is seven past three o'clock o'clock o'clock.
Ian Tindale, Jan 23 2017

       The accurate to the minute version would be less busy ('m assuming 43,200 new clocks weren't deliberately broken).
bigsleep, Jan 23 2017

       " Paging [FarmerJohn] to the white courtesy phone ... "
normzone, Jan 23 2017

       There was a screensaver that had a continuously-changing clock face that updated each second awhile ago. I don't remember how many clocks it scrolled through, it wasn't that many, maybe 10.
RayfordSteele, Jan 23 2017

       Nice! [+]   

       It's like, ironic 'n like, philosophical 'n stuff.   

       No brainer for a group effort web page too. People just send upload pictures of their broken watches to the slot currently available. The screen changes every second to another picture of a watch illustrating that time. Then offer an app that puts the scrolling clock pictures in the corner of your screen.
doctorremulac3, Jan 23 2017

       Highlights the not inconsiderable irony that a stopped (or broken) analog clock is actually more useful than one that is inaccurate, as a stopped clock is always exactly right twice a day.   

       You just don't know when.   

       Unless, that is, you've got the time written down on a piece of paper ...
8th of 7, Jan 23 2017

       Bun +
whatrock, Jan 23 2017

       Now wait a clock unticking minute!   

       The array of broken clocks should be mounted on a stack of rotating wheels, which move behind a viewing window.
pocmloc, Jan 23 2017

       With only a small increase in the number of watches - to 1,339,200 watches - you could use watches that show the date as well as the time.
hippo, Jan 24 2017

       + (I love saying Clock Clock)
xandram, Jan 24 2017

       Depending on the faces, the required number could be reduced by inversion and reflection.
nineteenthly, Jan 24 2017

       Not necessarily, if the "12" position is explicitly indicated. If only "12" is denoted then mirroring will work, but not inversion. If positions other than "12" are also marked numerically, then mirroring won't work either.
8th of 7, Jan 24 2017


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