Clocks in Switzerland

13 10 2013

And they were everywhere.  Talk about Swiss precision and punctuality and as a Japanese, that is a very agreeable concept. 😀

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15 10 2013
Jody and Ken

This is great. While going to school in Switzerland, I boarded with an elderly Swiss clock cabinet maker who asked if I minded that the naked works of a grandmother clock were mounted on the wall of my room. I assured him it was fine. Swiss clocks are set to chime every 15 minutes. Surprisingly it took me almost no time to acclimate to the clock chiming in my room all day and night. After a year of this, on my return to the US, it took me months to acclimate to the relative silence of my new digs. I finally purchased a giant inexpensive wind-up alarm clock just to hear the ticking as I tried to sleep. Ken

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15 10 2013
Ayako Mathies

Every 15 minutes! I didn’t know that was the norm. Surprisingly I did not hear, or at least I don’t think I did, any of these clocks chiming which seems a bit weird. Great story. Thanks for sharing!

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