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I have a challenge for the superstar watchmakers that want to innovate. Seeing as it is time-change weekend...

How about a mechanical watch that, in addition to having a perpetual calandar, automatically changes for daylight savings time twice a year. It would have a lever to engage/disengage, like a minute repeater, in case you were out of the US or in AZ or HI. Precisely at 2am it changes and you can see the hour hand (flyback, of course) change to the new hour.

Of course, the Swiss watchmakers are going to dismiss me out of hand, but maybe some domestic guys like RGM or Bozeman can rise to the occasion. How hard could it be? Once you've got the perpetual calandar, an amazing feat in its own right, throw in a gear or two and their you are. :laugh:
 

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i was thinking of this, but dst was changed a few years back and could change again. Perhaps it can be done in the quartz world and set through the module, but I wouldn't want it on a perpetual as I don't know where I will be in the future and I don't know if DST will change again.
 

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My five quartz Timex Explorer chronographs have a setting where only the hour hand moves backward or forward. That's the easiest I've seen on any watch that wasn't radio-controlled.

My two radio-controlled watches won't require any attention at all.

The other eight will have to be changed the old-fashioned way.

It is true that the government changes the dates for DST from time to time. I can remember when in my youth, we didn't have DST, then I remember when DST was year round, and I've seen several changes since.

If you're not inclined to keep up with the updates for your PC, read this:

http://www.computerworld.com/action...icleBasic&articleId=9067378&source=rss_news10
 

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Time for my annual DST rant. I hate it, and hate it even more when they change the rules. And people can't seem to get the name right. One of my AD's sent out a mass e-mail today reminding us of the coming of "Daylight SAVINGS Time." Sigh. It is Daylight-Saving (with a hyphen and no "s" on the end) Time. But, no matter what we call it, here we go again. I have to reset my entire watch collection (I'm obsessive that way) plus every clock in the house except the cable boxes, which mercifully set themselves, plus the ones in the cars. Grrrrrr....
 

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DST is an antique from the past when 90% of American's were farmers. Its not needed anymore. I'm a programmer by training and how we account for time absolutely sucks. There are 365 days in a year, 52 weeks in a year, and 7 days in a week. Guess what? 52 x 7 does NOT equal 365. Everything about our calandar is a hack on a hack with offsetting corrections. DST only adds to this foolishness.
 

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How about this bad boy:

Vacheron Constantin Tour De L'ile, with 16 different complications and 11 hands.

Dials on both the front and backside.... I imagine that if you want a watch complication, it's there..

Here's the Front



And Here's the Back



1.5 Million USD and it's yours..
 

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