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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby John Willett » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:06 pm

I use the Canford Audio clock - the one that is always accurate and gets its signal from the Atomic Clock - and less than £30. :thumbup:

It is always accurate and automatically resets itself for Summer and Winter time.
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Mixedup » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:21 pm

Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:I was thinking of the blank panel idea or just slotting a clock into the space but haven’t found one thin enough yet. All suggestions welcome!

A watch? Remove strap, add velcro, add panel.

(You could thread watch straps through a 1U vertically vented rack panel... but for most watches that would mount them sideways!)

Or... dare I suggest just wearing a watch?!
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:27 pm

Personally, I'd save the 1U rack space for something far more fun and exotic... and just hang a wall clock on the wall. Like JW (and I suspect for the same reason -- they were a gift to IPS members on the organisation's 25th anniversary -- I too have one of those Canford 'atomic' wall clocks hung above my desk. Does the job perfectly!
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Mixedup » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:29 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Personally, I'd save the 1U rack space for something far more fun and exotic...

You can't make that and not make suggestions. So... what would you fill that space with? :mrgreen:
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:46 pm

Exactly...''fun and exotic" needs some serious backing up. Over to you, Hugh. :D
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:00 pm

John Willett wrote:I use the Canford Audio clock - the one that is always accurate and gets its signal from the Atomic Clock - and less than £30. :thumbup:

It is always accurate and automatically resets itself for Summer and Winter time.

I have a radio clock in the hall, works well but it does tick, quite quietly but it is noticeable.
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:54 pm

Erm... :oops:
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby John Willett » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:08 pm

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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby John Willett » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:30 pm

Actually - this Bresser version seems very nice and less than £20 :thumbup:
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Zukan » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:48 pm

John Willett wrote:Actually - this Bresser version seems very nice and less than £20 :thumbup:

It's £41 John.
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:16 pm

Erm... :oops:

So neither fun nor exotic ideas forthcoming, then? A slide-out emergency Hobnob storage tray?
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:20 pm

I don't know, the Nixie Tube Clock Nigel linked too should be far out enough to fulfil anybodies fantasies....
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:21 pm

Yes but not in a 1U rack space!
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:22 pm

:smirk: true.....
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby blinddrew » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:52 pm

Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:
Erm... :oops:

So neither fun nor exotic ideas forthcoming, then? A slide-out emergency Hobnob storage tray?
This ^^^
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