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Old 03-22-2019, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm buying my best friends kids age 8 & 9 (who call me uncle) a couple vintage cheap mechanical watches. Had already thought of the idea and seeing this today decided it!!
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I've been testing my step kids for a few years. They are 12 & 14. Their school actually still teaches analog clock reading in math class in elementary school.

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Old 03-22-2019, 09:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That is an amazing video DubyaDubya !

Such a fantastic idea of yours to get those watches like that.
Am thinking they will really appreciate the watches. Or at least
I hope so. ..So nice of you ! ..Very cool of you to find this video
for us too. Thanks so much !!!
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Most watches made today for kids are digital! Hopefully these come out of Ukraine ok


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Most watches made today for kids are digital! Hopefully these come out of Ukraine ok


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Hey, those are very nice DubyaDubya !!

You will have them smiling when they look at the neat
dials, and then they will be enjoying telling time too.
Awesome idea once again, but also job finding these
like this !
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W-W:
Just a footnote from Lou Snutt.
Can't remember the date (I'm getting old) but there was an item on one of the
forums, announcing that 6 of every 8 British children couldn't tell the time using
analog time pieces. No use for Big Ben? Big Ben is ANALOG!!!
Further. One 4th of the 6 of 8 wore an analog model to imply they could tell the
time using an analog.
I have a grandson who is much younger than the adolescents in the video. He
can tell the time using an analog I gifted him. Because I TAUGHT him. His parents
both wear analog Tag Heuer Formula Ones.
Grandson's older Bro has been accepted into TAMU's school of engineering.And
yet another brother is getting an athletic scholarship (Tennis) at TCU.
If parents wont teach children they're worse off for it IMHO.

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Over here it is still part of the regular curriculum. It usually starts at the age of 7. Teachers generate worksheets online (see below) where the children can write down the time beneath each clock. They start with hours only and work up to minutes, my example is for quarters.


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My wife and I had to take matters into our own hands on this, no help from the school, at least not early enough, imo. Though giant analog wall clocks do remain in all classrooms at their respective schools.
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Old 03-23-2019, 04:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I like the colors and sub Dial's. Tell them to be gentle on those old mainsprings. Better underwound than over. Two more WIS in the making.
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Frans:
Learned in one of our trips to visit my son and his family in Klakkala, Finland,
Finnish children have NO homework.
Finland has little or no natural resources. But what Finland produces are very
smart children. That is Finland's natural resource.
Appearently Dutch children as well!!!
One of the US political leaders didn't know what a Bar Code was!
I saw a bumper sticker on a vehicle which proundly announced to the world:

4 out of every 3 Americans do not understand fractions!!! Duh.No wonder the
USA has so many functionally illiterate people. What is the Dewey Decimal system?

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