Daylight Saving Time:
Two times per year, most all of the US observes Daylight Saving Time (as well as some 70 countries), requiring us to adjust clocks either forward or backward (Spring ahead / Fall back). There are still portions of Arizona, Hawaii, and American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, that do not observe DST. These days, most of us have a wide variety of clocks that need changing from that microwave oven clock to a conventional wall clock. It is advisable to just change them all at one time so you do not have differing times displayed throughout the home and office. And don't forget about your car clock :-) As a reminder, it is always a good idea to also take this time to change out batteries in your home fire alarms and carbon dioxide alarms with fresh ones.
IMPORTANT! - Manually adjusting the time on an older conventional clock:
Some clock hands fit over the end of a movement stem and are secured with a threaded nut. Others (particularly on an inexpensive movement), are press fit onto the end of a movement stem and can bend or strip causing irregular time if adjusted by directly moving the hand. Many of the clocks we offer are hand-crafted but do have an inexpensive battery operated clock quartz movement. These movements do have a dial in the back for adjusting the time. Quite often, we have a customer call and say that the clock movement is no longer working and it really is because they have attempted to adjust the time by directly moving the clock hands. When the clock hands become stripped or disengaged from the stem, it will no longer work properly. Regardless of what type of clock movement you have, it is always best to change the time from the back of the movement and not from directly moving the clock hands. You will avoid possible breakage and the hassle of replacing a clock's entire movement.
When changing a digital clock, make sure to advance (or set back) the time to the proper AM/PM setting. A great way to make sure all of your clocks are in sync with time, carry your smart phone around with you while changing the times. This way, you will always have the correct time in hand.
To change the time on your smart phone, tablet, or computer,.....yes I am kidding.....no need to.....it changes automatically!
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Properly Changing Your Clock's Time
30- 10- 2019