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One Clock, Four Hands

summer/winter clock
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Every six months our clocks go forward an hour, then six months later they revert back an hour. It's a pain changing them. One Clock, Fiour Hands solves this problem permanently. Here's how it works:

There are two sets of hour hands set to move continuously exactly one hour apart. Each of the hour hands is naturally coloured differently so that you know which one to look at for summer or winter time. As the minutes and seconds are unnaffected, one of each of these is sufficient.

xenzag, Mar 28 2022

These clocks have an extra hand.... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KOO5S4vxi0o
[xenzag, Mar 28 2022]

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       I think you might as well have one hour hand with two pointers. There's no need to have any mechanism dedicated to two separate hour hands, if they're always going to be an hour apart.
Loris, Mar 28 2022
  

       well I like it! I would like to see the hands of winter look like snowflakes and the hands of summer look like sun rays! then I wouldn’t have to think about the colours. +
xandram, Mar 28 2022
  

       I've wanted something similar for international time differences, although I'm sure digital versions of that exist.
4and20, Mar 28 2022
  

       Clocks with two minute hands exist, or used to, back when local time was different from civil time.
pocmloc, Mar 28 2022
  

       Sufficiently interesting and useful[+]
Voice, Mar 28 2022
  

       Only if Patrick Stewart makes a cameo in the commercial. "How many hands do you see?"
21 Quest, Mar 28 2022
  

       HA
Voice, Mar 28 2022
  

       Could the clock simply have two hanging conditions to orient 12 to the 11 am position?
RayfordSteele, Mar 28 2022
  

       .......after a suitable period of silence "this clock has an extra hand" (see link for quote reference)
xenzag, Mar 28 2022
  

       I thought they were voting this week to get rid of DST. If that happened I'm afraid your brand new clock would already be obsolete. I'm so sorry, xen, and I still love the summer/winter take on it.
blissmiss, Mar 28 2022
  

       Man I hope they do get rid of it. Apparently there's a debate as to whether we should stay on DST or standard time, and frankly IDGAF we just need to pick one and stick with it! Let employers adjust their work schedules/business hours by an hour if they have a problem with the selection.
21 Quest, Mar 28 2022
  

       I love it. The change over to BST (British Summer Time) every year is a great turning point in the calendar.
xenzag, Mar 28 2022
  

       What [21] said, but in a voice filled with rage.
Voice, Mar 29 2022
  

       YOU THRASHING WELL KNOW WHAT MY DEFAULT SETTING IS!
Voice, Mar 29 2022
  

       Damn it Q, enough of this nonsense!
21 Quest, Mar 29 2022
  

       Your $5 is in the mail.
Voice, Mar 29 2022
  

       Americans slapping each other is a dish best served on Oscar night.
xenzag, Mar 29 2022
  
      
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