Set the watch 5- 10 minutes fast.. Do u do it???

@nehaagra (849)
Singapore
July 7, 2009 11:42pm CST
I have a habit , that my watches are 5 minutes or 10 minutes fast , so as i can do my stuff in time. In one of my friends house they set it 15 minutes fast. Its human mentality i believe, that though they know the watch is set fast, still seeing time, we do hurry up. The day after ,i set my wall clock 5 minutes fast, i do things much more in time... What about you?? Is your clock fast or shows right time??
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@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
8 Jul 09
i set my watch about 5 minutes faster than the clock in my office to make sure that i won't be late for work... i am usually on time most of the time and i love being early... so it is actually not necessary for me to set the clock earlier... but i just want to do it to be safe... take care and have a nice day...
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@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
8 Jul 09
I did the same when I was at work. Objective influences very often bring about to different result. Even aware the clock is set fast, we tend to hurry up, so as to catch the bus, and be on time for work. Study is done related with the criminal investigation. Different ways of asking are to bring about obvious different results, according to the statistics. Human mentality works wonders, which we should make good advantage of.
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@toonvk (267)
• Belgium
8 Jul 09
All my clocks are at the right time. It's just a matter of planning your activities well, and not doing everything at the last moment.
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
8 Jul 09
Yup! I make that too! It has an advantage doing things more productive. It relates to the sayings "double time". With this practice one could work faster, the time consciousness can motivate a worker to move faster!
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@dpk262006 (53970)
• Delhi, India
16 Jul 09
Hi Neha from Agra!!! I just could not stop laughing when I stumbled upon this post because I also set all my clocks and wrist watches/mobile clock 10 minutes ahead of actual time, except one clock.. I have developed this habit and I have become tuned to this system. It always gives me a kind of satisfaction that there are 10 minutes more to go than the actual time. Interesting Post!
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
17 Jul 09
Yep i totally agree with you, and have the same mindset. Just i have 1 clock that is right time, so as i don't really get confused...
@dpk262006 (53970)
• Delhi, India
17 Jul 09
It means we are sailing on the same boat.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
8 Jul 09
Yes my clock in my bedroom is 10 minutes fast. When I wear a watch the same thing. It prevents you from ever being late I think.
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
8 Jul 09
I do the same, as in general without doing this(making my clock fast), i 'll always be late.. :)
• United States
8 Jul 09
Well I do it to make people crazy lol. My clock is set 7 minutes fast
@just4you0 (422)
• India
19 Jul 09
My watch is matched with correct time as if i make it fast then it always remain in my mind that 'shieyyy... Its 5 minute fast so no worries', lol. In that way i become more late thus its a bad idea for me. Happy mylotting!
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
20 Jul 09
Hmm, i understand it doesn't works fine for everyone...
@Tiamjr (435)
19 Jul 09
Yes, I think this is a habit lots of people do. I find that setting my clock a few minutes fast helps me to get ready in time and avoid being late for things. It drives one of my friends mad, because he prefers watches and clocks to display the exact time. I suppose it doesn't suit everyone, but lots of people find it useful.
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
20 Jul 09
Yep it depends upon person to person. If anyone is already very puntual, setting clock faster will definately make him crazy....
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
16 Jul 09
nehaagra.. yes, I set my watch 10 minutes faster, as then I could have some early preparation instead of being on time. But of course, subconsciously, I know my watch is faster, and I will also tend to slow down at times as well.
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
17 Jul 09
Yep that's true, but mostly it do works fine... Thanx for responding...
• Indonesia
9 Jul 09
I agree with you. I have several watch, and non of them have the same time. all of them 2-5 minutes fast. With doiung like that, we can make our activity be comfortable, not hurry 'cause of time. Thank's
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
17 Jul 09
Yep that's true.. Thanx for responding...
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
8 Jul 09
I set my alarm clock and my watch fast. My watch I only set 5 minutes fast, but my alarm clock I set up to 30 minutes fast. It used to have a startle effect on me when my alarm would go off and I would see how late it was. Now, though, it's silly, because I just look at it and figure since it's so fast I have another half hour to sleep. All the other clocks in the house are set to the right time.
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
17 Jul 09
Yep, when i was in college i did the same way... Now its my wrist watch that 5 minutes and my wall clock 7 minutes(just checked it ) faster...
@mdvarghese (1789)
• Bangalore, India
8 Jul 09
I dont agree with your opinion. if you are setting your watches 10 miniutes or 15 minutes, you know that the watch is fast and you will take that five or ten minutes into account when you are doing something. I never used to keep my watches fast. My wife used to keep the clock and watches 15 miniutes fast. Whenever, it alarms, she used to say it is 15 miniuts fast and she used to sleep another 15 minutes extra. So I dont think setting the clock 15 miniuts fast is useful
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
8 Jul 09
i never keep 15 minutes fast, just 5 to 10 minutes maximum. And whwn i see its ,like 8'o'clock, (though i know it is still 5 minutes to 8), my heart skips a beat, n i DO rush things... Its how it works for me...
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
8 Jul 09
Hahahaha, a lot of people are doing that. But in my case, I do not. I always set it up on the right time. I am not sure but my basis for the time is the weather station. Usually they are monitoring time correctly considering that time is very important for them. So I always synchronize my watch with their time. Well, I think it would still not work for me whether I set it up in advance since I personally know that the time is in advance. I am glad that it works for you....
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
8 Jul 09
yep, i think i'm a bit lazy person, and needs some push behind me to move,n this works fine...
• Canada
8 Jul 09
Yes. I have been doing this for a long time..! All the clocks in the house have been set ten minutes ahead, but its really stupid because no one in my family actually follows them..lol.. but like everyone is like, "Oh don't worry, we still have ten minutes". So in the end we all really had the same amount of time, but it just seems like more.. Anyway I am so used to it too and it was set because I was always late for class. :) Happy myLotting
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
8 Jul 09
He he.., i also always used to be late, ..But now you see, every clock in my house shows a bit differnt time 5-7-10 minutes fast, only my 1 wrist watch has correct time(i have other one,that's fast too), So seeing a watch i'm never sure how fast it is.... hehe
• Malaysia
8 Jul 09
I set my watch 10 minutes earlier than actual time. This is to prevent that I be late for any function. Also, by setting the watch earlier, I have a feeling that I can have more time to do the things that I want to do.
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
8 Jul 09
Exactly the same feelings as i have.... Its just my watch is 5 ,minutes fast n yours 10 minutes...hehe
• United States
8 Jul 09
i only have my alarm clock set fast so that when it goes off i know i don't have to rush and run around like crazy so i set it 10 minutes fast that way every one gets up on time.
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
8 Jul 09
Yep, but that means, we can set the alarm 10 minutes early, instead of changing the clock time.. issin't it??
• United States
8 Jul 09
All of my clocks are at the right time because any time that I tried it in the past, it actually was a bad thing because I would panic for a second when I looked at the clock and then relax and say "oh no its fast, I got plenty of time" and would still be late.....my dad on the other hand has had his alarm clock an hour fast for as long as I can remember and it works for him...I giggle everytime my boyfriend looks at that clock and says "holy crap, its that time already?!!!!?", and he has done it about 10 times....so it works for some but unfortunately, not for me
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
8 Jul 09
Yep that's true.. Its working quite fine with me, till now... :), I just hope, i don't get used to it n again be late...
@frinces (419)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
I do it most of the time because I used to be late. I set my watch 30 minutes in advance of the real time in that way, I will assume that I have no enough time and the advance time would be the allowance.
• United States
9 Jul 09
I try to keep my clocks at the correct time. My husband sets his alarm clock about 10 minutes fast, and I always think I have more time than I do. As a result, I have to dash out the door, chuck the kids into the car, and drive like a bat outta heck to get where I'm going on time. Sometimes I remember that it is fast, but then I find myself calculating in my head. It's easier to keep the clocks at the current time.
• India
9 Jul 09
Setting time fast will force you to do things which will in turn cause panic and you wont do that thing properly.During exam times it will be good to set the correct time.Even though you keep the time fast your brain after seeing the time will calculate the correct time only.So i always keep the correct time ;-)