Poll: Do you use a 12 or 24 hour clock?

Jark212

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Well ,i'm in the military so i tend to use a 24 hour clock for everything, even if I have a 12 hour clock I'll just automatically convert it in my head. It gets kinda annoying when my regular friends ask me what time is is and I tell them it's 1430.
all those weird looks...
 

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I use 24 hour.
Some people call 24 hour times 'military time' which is I don't think is accurate.
 

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I use both, but I tend to use 12 more often, because it is more common. But I do believe 24 hour time is inherently superior to 12 hour time (seriously, the day goes 12, 1, 2, 3, 4 ... 11? Were they drunk when coming up with this shit?)
 

sanquin

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All my clocks are sadly digital. I would have gotten an analogue 12 hour watch, but the ones with proper date indication on them are too expensive for me.
 

Zhukov

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Both.

I have an analogue 12-hour wristwatch, but my phone is set to show 24-hour time.

I guess 12-hour is still my primary one though, since when looking at a 24-hour timestamp I still mentally convert it into 12-hour.
 

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Redlin5 said:
Most Canadians seem to prefer the 12-hour model. I'm no exception although I'm gradually getting to know how to read 24 hour time because the 3DS only displays time in that way. >.<
most English canadians prefer that. in french the 24 hour clock is pretty much the norm, except in familiar language. if somebody give me an appoitement (like a dentist or something) it will be in 24 hour, if i tell to my wife i'll be back at 5, i usually say 5 not 17.
 

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I use 12 hour, but I can work with 24. For some reason, a lot of my games ect use 24 hour clocks so I need to work with it fairly often.
 

soren7550

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12, because I'm a dumb shit that can't do basic math, and because the people I normally deal with use the 12 hour clock as well.
 

DFDelta

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Both.
I use the full 24 hour clock for everything written and on all digital surfaces, but I use the 12 hour clock when speaking.
So it would be 14:00 when written but usually "two o'clock afternoon" when verbal.

Standard in germany, at least I don't know anybody who does it differently.
 

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I mainly use the 24 clock, but it's more common for the 12 hour clock to be used here in Australia (and the only system used verbally). Due to that I'm able to switch back and forth with no trouble.
 

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I use a mix of both, my primary timekeeper is my phone which I have programmed to keep 24 hour time. But, I exclusively think in 12 hour time, every time I read a 24 hour clock I convert it back without even thinking about it. Didn't realise until I showed someone who asked me the time my phone and they were confused by the 24 hour format.
 

Summerstorm

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24 hours - would be hard-pressed to find anything counting to 12 twice here (Germany) at least as standard mode.

Also i am still having problems knowing what pm and am is - i always thinking: "am = after midnight, pm= past/post midnight - wait a second... that's the same thing... GRAH"

Americans are weird...

EDIT:
WAIT A SECOND, i am a moron... (Well this time) There is an analog clock with hands hanging right there in my office. So, there is my 12-hour thingy. Crap. DO-OVER- DO-OVER
 

FalloutJack

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12 hour clock, thank you. 24 hour clocks are for people who don't need to convert military time to regular time for a minute before they know what time it is. I respond instinctively to 12 hour time, so that's what works for me.
 

DirgeNovak

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I use 24-hour on my devices because it's instantly clear exactly what time it is, especially useful to me since I have fuckawful sleep schedules and I sometimes wake up at 7PM.
When speaking I generally use 12-hour because it's the most colloquially accepted.

Summerstorm said:
WAIT A SECOND, i am a moron... (Well this time) There is an analog clock with hands hanging right there in my office. So, there is my 12-hour thingy. Crap. DO-OVER- DO-OVER
I'd argue analog clocks don't count because 24-hour analog clocks are stupid, stupid things.
 

Rabbitboy

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Overhere we use 12 hours for analogue clocks and 24 for digital ones. So none of that confusing am/pm crap.