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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:36 PM
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World's largest watch store prepares for Daylight Savings Time
Source: Detroit Free Press on line

Cell phones automatically update in the wee hours of the morning, leaving you not to worry about missing that morning meeting or waking up late for church Sunday morning.


Most household appliances can be altered with just one simple touch of a button.


But imagine what it's like to have to manually change the hands of time hundreds of times.


This is what happens at Tourneau, the Worlds Largest Watch Store, located inside the Somerset Collection in Troy. With an inventory of about 2,000 watches, 500 of which had to manually be set forward an hour in observance of Daylight Savings Time, which occurs at 2 a.m. early Sunday morning.


As far as advancing, we have about 400-500 quartz watches in the store, so all of those get reset, said Ahmed Haidar, General Manager.


Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20090307/NEWS06/90307033
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PaulRevere08 Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:21 PM
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1. Most watch stores stop their quartz watches from continually
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 06:24 PM by PaulRevere08
running to save the batteries. Doubt they are changing all the watches but heck, getting your name in the news these days ......
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:21 PM
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2. I think my cell phone missed it last time.
:beer:
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Dreamer Tatum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:55 PM
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3. Probably 85% of watches at Tourneau are automatic, not quartz
So anything running would have to be reset.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:29 PM
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4. If I was them I wouldn't bother changing the time. Until the watch was sold.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 11:18 AM
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5. Ridiculous!
Oh, wait, it's totally sensible.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 11:02 PM
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6. Yikes! And I thought I had problems, changing my watch and my car clock...
:wow:
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