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I wound this alarm clock and put it in my office next to the adding machines from a similar era. I can't tell whether the mechanical ticking in this otherwise quiet room will end up being endearing, ignorable, or infuriating.

Update: I'm looking forward to this clock winding down. I might replace the movement with a modern, quiet, battery-powered one though if I can do it in a reversible, non-destructive way.

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@kyle My grandmother had one just about like that.

@kyle I have often removed a ticking clock from a room I’m in. It’s weird because I don’t think I’m overly sensitive to other sounds.

@PeterWyrm This one ticks 4x a second, and that rapid ticking does seem to be harder to ignore than a standard pendulum-based tick-tock.

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