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A clock without hands

Updated on October 2, 2012

What do we need a watch or alarm clock for? If everybody has a mobile, or update your mobile once a year? You can always check you mobile for time.

You may have a computer in your room, and you always sit in front of your computer, even you have nothing to do, still keep online, keep clicking around, then you want to know what time it is, because your stomach is rumbling. You don't lift up you wrist but look at the bottom-right corner of your computer screen for time instead, because you haven't got a watch on your wrist.

But you may haven't got a computer, and you must have a telephone in your room, it should also tell you the time unmistakably.

OK, you are watching television, you don't want to go to the telephone to check the time, how can you do then? Silly, TV itself can also let you know the time.

Your cooker may have a timer, or the boiler timer In your kitchen cupboard, also displays the time.

Then you plan out and about, you packed everything but your mobile phone , or you have brought it with you, it's in you pocket, but the battery is gone. No problem, you may look around to find a Big Ben on the nearby church tower.

If you can't find one, or although there is a tower clock, the hands always point to eleven O'clock, never move, you know that's wrong, because you already had your lunch at half past eleven. Alright then, you can ask a passer-by.

If you even don't bother asking, or you have tried once, but he/she hasn't a watch, of course, who will bring an alarm clock in his/her pocket? Then you go to a store to buy sweet, the time you need to know is printed on the shopping receipts.

Excuse me, My hands missing!

When my friend went back home, he left me many stuffs which he couldn't take back with him, includes one alarm clock.

One day I astonishingly found that the clock hands were all missing, a clock without hands!

Then I spotted the small hand on the floor, another one was in my daughter's hands, she used that as a bubble blower.

Although the naughty girl has opened the lid, pulling out all the hands, the clock can still "Tick-Tock", it's still working.


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      Floyd Patter 

      8 years ago

      This is nice: I found a clock repair shop on the site and visited their store. They claim to have a stock of more than 2 Million clock hands of more than 250 different brands!

    • jim.sheng profile imageAUTHOR

      Dalriada Books Ltd 

      10 years ago from UK

      It's still tick-tocking on the table, beside my laptop.

    • Gadzooks profile image


      10 years ago from United Kingdom

      haha so what are you going to do with the clock now then??

    • privateye2500 profile image


      10 years ago from Canada, USA, London

      Here it is - the beginning of it anyway.

    • privateye2500 profile image


      10 years ago from Canada, USA, London

      Soon...I'm a workin' on it. :}

    • compu-smart profile image


      10 years ago from London UK

      hah!!,,using the clock hand as a bubble blower.!! very ingenious!!

    • jim.sheng profile imageAUTHOR

      Dalriada Books Ltd 

      10 years ago from UK

      Pre-digital world, this is a buzzing world which never popped into my mind when I wrote this small article.

      I hope that I may read your great new hub about pre-digital world soon.


    • privateye2500 profile image


      10 years ago from Canada, USA, London

      Hea hea hea - yeeeep. Soon handed clocks and ovens; fax machines and cassette tapes will all be in museums. Labeled - the faded years....PRE-digital world.

      I often ponder what my mother would think if she were to pop back alive today. Having been a secretary and dieing so young, she wouldn't know where to begin....

      I recall her office - it had a typewritter - you know...the ones with ribbons!? And a "Gestetner" for making copies and a phone that you had to (EGADS) ...DIAL!

      All that will be in the museum too....if it isn't already; ...someone should start one.

      The pre-digital days. Hay, a new hub is coming to me....



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