I recently purchased an unsigned world time globe clock at a European auction. The clock is wired for EU (220v/50Hz), but I plugged into a KCC Athena frequency converter and it runs and keeps time, except that it runs counterclockwise. I was assured that the Athena had nothing to do with that, and as you can see in the attached video, the hour numbers on the outer ring of the globe run that way, too. I've seen some globe clocks with a similar hour orientation, but those have a stationery marker that tells you the hour as the globe turns. (I was told that has to do with the way time zones work.) Has anyone ever seen anything similar to this clock, or does anyone have an idea why it operates this way? The base swivels, but it's the same result no matter how it's oriented. Was it not meant to be used as a time-telling clock as well as a world clock? The description in the auction catalogue makes no mention of this, or much of anything else. Thanks for looking.
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