Do You Have a Workbench Clock?

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  1. Scottie-TX

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    I liked SS' recent request for suggestions on a clock for his workbench.
    Thot it may be a great topic we could all share and enjoy.
    Now I already shared mine with him and I'll repeat here later but meanwhile;
    Let's have a looksee at YOUR workbench clock. Whaddya tink guys - gals?
     
  2. Douglas Ballard

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    I have an Ingraham black mantle on my work bench. It takes the pounding that goes on and keeps on ticking. So far the saw dust doesn't seem to bother it. I like the sound of it ticking away.
     
  3. shimmystep

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    Nothing elaborate, a Smiths, and not nec' for the time but the strike reminds me to take a break, that's a cup of tea every half hour :)

    Benck clock 1.jpg Benck clock 2.jpg
     
  4. Willie X

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    I usually have somewhere between 50 and 75 of em. Only ones I pay much attention to are the three Atomic clocks on different walls.

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  5. Weight Driven

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    I have a Citizen Eco-drive chronograph wall clock, battery operated, that I bought off a small jewelry store owner. Neat clock but suprisingly it runs a little fast over a long period of time but I keep it because I like the looks of it.
     
  6. Douglas Ballard

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    My atomic sits right above my Ingraham . . . :p

     
  7. shutterbug

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    I have an atomic clock, a backward clock on one wall and this one above me. Beer Clock.jpg
    Bought it in Argentina a few years back. Couldn't resist, you know? It needs a good dusting :)
     
  8. R. Croswell

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    I have a fairly large (has large numbers) "atomic clock" that I got some years ago in a box of junk at a local auction. It has no instructions but shows the correct hour and minute but not the seconds. I would like to find an inexpensive atomic clock that shows the seconds. Any good ideas? Other clocks on my bench are usually ones that I am working on or regulating.
     
  9. Willie X

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    Bugs,

    I really like that one too.

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  10. shimmystep

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    Seems to be a theme :)
     
  11. Tinker Dwight

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    I'd be ashamed to post a picture. It is a quartz cuckoo
    with a battery driven cuckoo bird. It has a recorded real
    cuckoo bird that I can't stand, ( I've turned the volume down on).
    It does reminded me when time passes as the bird comes out
    and dips on the hour and half.
    I only paid about $15 for it with shipping so it works fine for me.
    ( yuck, plastic weights ).
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  12. harold bain

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    The only clock on my workbench is the one I'm working on at any given time. I have a separate room for testing that is full of clocks:whistle:
     
  13. Kevin W.

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    I dont like to hammer on the bench if i have a clock on it. I have a Atomic clock to the left of the bench by the window.
     
  14. Burkhard Rasch

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    not actualy on the bench but in the workshop:
    Sorry,Scottie,didn´t tidy up before shoting the pics:whistle:

    Burkhard

    What You see is a 3/4sec.masterclock by Benzig,a Peweta synchro,a plastic Lic.Ato made in GDR behind the delft plate and a Kienzle kickwind in the red plastic case.Enjoy!
     

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    This Elgin WW2 aircraft clock sits on my bench:)
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  16. doug sinclair

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    Not actually ON my bench, but this one is handy to my watch repair bench, and my Pequegnat Pantheon is on a shelf by my clock bench.
     

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  17. Keith Doster

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    Well, just because you asked, here is what I use as my bench clock. Until I get something significantly more cool. With a fresh battery, it's accurate enough for what I need. And there is some sentimental value . . .

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  18. SSTEEL

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    Good thread ;) I will eventually post a photo of a clock once I have invested in one.
     
  19. shutterbug

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    Love the work area, Burkhard! Looks like mine! LOL Is that a pan of spare parts in the last pic? A man after my own heart! :D
     
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    Yeah. I can't get the maid to enter that room unless she's hunting for tools! :cyclops:
     
  21. Burkhard Rasch

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    Yes,it´s a habit I leaned from my dad:I do collect all skrews,nuts,springs etc. that I find on my way,and about once or twice per month I cleare my pockets into this pot.If I´m in need of a rare skrew or another part I can be sure I´ll find it here,or at least something the wanted part can be made of.I often could help me or my neighbors with things they needed urgently.
    Burkhard
     
  22. Robert Gary

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    Take a look at this Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trTA80Q_nhk&feature=player_embedded

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    ok, finally remembered to take the picture.. cant recall for sure, but think my uncle sent me this in a box of clocks. he thinks i like this kind of crap. put a battery in it and it worked since it looks like a little wood mantel clock i put it up here, and have been guilty of using it from time to time to set repair items. But it wasn't running before photo, battery dead. so it has been a while since used for setting another clock often use Iphone clock for this purpose. Joe
     

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    #24 llanclox, Jan 21, 2014
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    I have an E.N.Welch 8 day ogee on the file cabinet next to my work table. It keeps excellent time & I am attached to it though it is quite large. Besides, I am prohibited from displaying it in the family frequented areas of the house. They call it the Angry Clock due to the loud & abrupt strike. They say it scares them. I say they are cowards with no appreciation for a fine thing. :p (Excuse the mess- I'm a bit overcrowded. LOL)
     

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    When visiting, my children say the same thing about my clocks: they scare them. They say it sounds like a horror movie when they all strike at the same time, go figure. I find it very soothing. :)

     
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    Heh. If I run too many I get told it sounds like a machine shop. I generally don't notice unless one is out of beat or striking improperly. But you're right, it is soothing to me as well.
     
  27. jhe.1973

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    Not quite a clock, but at least it has a picture of a clock:

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    Anyone remember when phone numbers only had 4 digits?

    Here is how it looks on the wall at the end of my bench:

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  28. ballistarius

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    That arrow advertisement is simply great!! :clap:

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    I thought Sheboygan STILL had just four digits! :excited:
     
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    I'm still on the hunt for the right clock, but its looking more and more that it will eventually be a Smith's Oak. Then I need to find a good oak shelf for it :)
     
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    Nope, they even paved the streets! :coolsign:
     

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