We're all used to putting our clocks back at this time of year but an expert has warned us that we could being doing unnecessary damage.
Horologist Kevin Chellar of Timepiece Antique Clocks on Patrick Street in Dublin suggests merely stopping your clock for one hour instead of turning it back.
Why? He explains to the Irish Times:
“This time of year I get a lot of phone calls from people who have forgotten that they’re not supposed to turn the hands of their clock backwards.
“All you have to do is stop your clock for an hour and start it off again. In springtime going forward you just set the hands one hour, it’s really easy. But setting the hands backwards is a no-no because there are levers that are lifted in a clockwise action, and if they go backwards you are bending and twisting them.”
So, there you have it. If you've already turned your clock back and broken it, be sure to drop into Kevin for a repair.