SEMINOLE – Most everyone in the United States will change from daylight savings to standard time on Sunday, Oct. 31. It’s fall, so an hour is gained, as clocks are turned back.
Carl Peckinpaugh, owner of Pleasant Memories Antiques and Clock Shop on Seminole Boulevard, warns that extreme damage can be done to most mechanical clocks by turning the hands backward.
The best way is to stop the pendulum for one hour until the proper time is indicated. An alternate method is to slowly advance the long (minute) hand and allow the clock to chime or strike at each position until the correct time is indicated. Do not move the short (hour) hand; it will follow the minute hand automatically.
Call Peckinpaugh if unsure of the resetting procedure at 393-1811.